Reasons  Why Do Dogs Wink

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It’s too adorable when dogs mimic human behavior. We love to see them giving high-fives, wearing big grins, or even giving us a cheeky wink.

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Get ready for a deep-dive on all the possible reasons why your dog could be winking at you. 

They Have Allergies

Allergic reactions caused by pollen or dust can cause dry and scratchy eyes in dogs, and the irritation can cause a higher degree of blinking and winking.


Their Tear Duct is Blocked

Sometimes this duct becomes blocked, causing their eye to water and tears to overflow. As a result, your dog may wink excessively to clear the extra tears.


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They Have an Eye Infection

This is an easy one to notice. If your beloved pet has developed an infection in one of their eyes, blinking a lot is certainly one of the symptoms.


They Have Entropion

It’s a medical condition more prevalent in brachycephalic dog breeds (dogs with “smooshed” faces and pushed-back noses, such as Boston Terriers and pugs).

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That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? As scary as it may sound, it refers to an involuntary spasm in the eyelid, which produces a twitching movement that can look like a wink. 

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