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Question Face rubbing?

The last couple days Beamer has been rubbing his face into and along the carpet like a mad man?! Whats all this about? Why would his face/head be itchy all the sudden?? Very odd... anyone else seen this before?

I have seen him do it periodically over the past months, but seems like he is doing it alot more last couple days.
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Izzy does this once in awhile too, and I've noticed that Doc does it as well. With our Lab, it is because of her food allergies. I'm hoping it's just an occassional behavior with the Havs!

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My girls do this everytime they have a raw bone or food with gravy, etc. It is their own way of washing their face!

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Lincoln does this sometimes after he eats. I think he is using my house as a napkin!

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Benji does it mostly in the morning after he gets up. I havent seen Lizzie do it at all.

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Biscuit has always done this. When he was little, he used to run his face along the ex-pen ! Now he does it on the carpet. I think his muzzle just itches. It seems perfectly normal to me.



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If he just started doing it Ryan it is possible it is a food allergy-- anything new in his diet? But most likely just getting off something that got stuck. or what about road salt now that is winter-- that could be making him itch. both my boys do it too.




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My girls do this everytime they have a raw bone or food with gravy, etc. It is their own way of washing their face!

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Hank does the exact same thing after having his Nature's Variety Raw Medallions for breakfast. He looks so funny when he cannot access a section of carpet to perform this ritual. Come to think of it we've got to get our carpets cleaned given the risk of raw food...oops.

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Shelby doesn't do it, but Kodi does. Sometimes after he eats, but mostly after he has a marrow bone.


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Thanks all... Beamer just finished off a nice meaty beef bone, and right after i took it away he started doing it again! Good thing i washed his face right after i took the bone away... his beard was all red!!!
Do you guys who have non-white dogs clean their face after eating raw bloody food??

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