I was just going to post about this problem! My 4 year old calico Echo has been "butt surfing" for almost a week now. She does on the carpet, the couch or anything that is textured (if that makes sense). I looked at her little bum and it looked a little red & inflammed.
I don't know what to do to help her. I am assumming that it's itching her and that's why she's doing it so often. My Mother told me that she asked the Vet once before about it and he told her that the anal glands start to itch & they scoot to break open the glands.
But...he didn't tell her how to solve the problem! One other thing that I thought might be causing the problem is that Echo had hairballs 2 weeks ago. Could that have irritated her bum so much that she is still scooting? Should I give her some more Hairball remedie stuff? Could it be that she's got hard stools and needs a softener? Sorry for all the questions...I've just never had a cat that's done this before. I'm hoping that it's not a serious problem. I know it's probably a terrible thing for cats to go through...but there are times you just can't help but laugh out loud when you see her "surfing" across the top of the Loveseat!