Rubbing Your Dog'S Face On Furniture, Ground, And Other Things

Dogs are often seen rubbing their faces on walls, furniture, the ground, and other things. This behavior isn't always concerning. It may be as simple as an itchy face. There are some reasons why a pet owner may need to address it. An annoyance such as wet or dirty fur, pain from a bad tooth or eye injury, annoyance from fleas or allergies, or simply because it feels good. Some dogs develop allergies that cause them to be itchy and scratch their faces. Allergies may be related to a food or treat a dog eats or household and environmental allergens such as dust mites, various grasses, or pollen. Skin inflammation may lead to itchy skin or eyes. Dogs that have food, dirt, or even water on their faces may put them on something to scratch it off. Dogs can also scratch their nose in an attempt to soothe their discomfort. If you suspect pain to be the cause of your dog's face rubbing, you should have your dog examined by your veterinarian. Brain tumors are a rare cause for a dog to scratch its heads because of this discomfort. Seizures, behavioral changes, and changes in vision or hearing may be signs of a brain tumor. If any of these symptoms are seen in your dog, it should be examined. Dogs have a very acute sense of smell. If they like how something smells, they may just put their entire face and body on it. This action leaves invisible pheromones behind on the furniture, carpet, or other items the dog is rubbing on. While humans cannot smell pheroms, other dogs can. Low calcium levels can cause facial itchiness and rubbing of the face. High calcium can occur for a number of medical reasons. It can include twitching, seizures, restlessness, aggression, and excessive drinking or urinating. Low sodium, or hypocalcemia, can also trigger facial itching. . . .

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