Why Do Dogs Rub Their Faces On the Ground Story


Reasons Why Do Dogs Rub Their Faces On the Ground

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Like most of our best friends, dogs are superb companions and have lovable quirks.

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However, a few instances may require some attention, which is worth knowing about. So why do dogs rub their faces on the ground? This article will look at all the common and potentially problematic reasons.

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Smelling Good

Dogs can smell a great many times better than we can. Sometimes, something on the ground smells divine, at least to them. This is why they may want to cover themselves in it. 


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Face Wash Moment

Dogs do not have opposable thumbs, so effectively washing their faces can be challenging. Thankfully, the ground provides an extensive and convenient surface upon which to scratch their face. 


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Allergic Stressors

It’s not altogether uncommon for pets to have allergic reactions to something.  Skin, eye, or ear irritation could all result in scratchy instincts to rub on the ground and relieve itchy faces. 

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Parasite Presence

Fleas, ticks, and mites can find a home on any dog. Your doggo might try to scratch them with a face rub on the floor if they become problematic around the face and ears.

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Teething Problems

Young pups suffer from the same teething discomfort that human babies do. When those gums itch, it can be annoying, so a desperate measure is to rub their faces on the floor to alleviate the irritation.

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