Why Dogs Rub Their Face?

Written By: Sweety

Dogs rubbing their faces is like sniffing in overdrive. They pick up on fascinating smells, marking their territory or simply saying "hello" with their unique scent signature.

Scent Sensation

Sometimes, a good face rub is a cry for help. Parasites like fleas or mites can cause maddening itchiness, leading your pup to scratch against anything that offers relief.

Itch Alert

Environmental allergies can also trigger face-rubbing. Pollen, dust, or even certain cleaning products can irritate your dog's sensitive skin, making them want to rub it all away.

Allergy Woes

A sore tooth or gum infection can be another culprit. Pay attention if your dog rubs their face after eating or if their breath smells unpleasant.

Tooth Troubles

Foreign objects like grass seeds or even allergies can irritate your dog's eyes, causing them to rub their face to soothe the discomfort.

Eye Spy

A gentle face-rub against your leg can be a sign of pure affection! Your pup is simply spreading their scent on you and saying, "I love you".

Happy Greetings

Excessive or aggressive face-rubbing, especially if accompanied by other symptoms like redness, swelling, or discharge, could indicate a more serious issue. 

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