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12-14 yr young male Chi, flown in from Maricopa County Shelter U.S. two weeks ago here to Canada. Picked him up from the vets last Friday evening. I have never owned a dog before. I am fostering him.

Sometimes he uses his paws to rub his face & licks them (so I know he's cleaning) but other times, he takes his face & plows it into a blanket or bedding. I can't tell if this is just something he does, or if his eyes are bugging him, or maybe his ears.

Maybe he has fleas??? EW & maybe that's why I've developed a rash ( I was thinking food allergies, as I've been having those issues the past week, b4 he arrived in my care. Or maybe I am allergic to dogs as well as cats?!?!?!

Thanks!

EDIT: Sorry my bad, I forgot we picked him up on Monday from the Vet. I developed this *rash* on Sunday..., but it still *could be*
 

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....Sometimes he uses his paws to rub his face & licks them (so I know he's cleaning) but other times, he takes his face & plows it into a blanket or bedding. I can't tell if this is just something he does, or if his eyes are bugging him, or maybe his ears....
you just described my Tabitha. She loves to clean herself like a kitten. She rolls
on her back, licks her paws, and cleans her face. It's incredibly cute. As for the
plowing into the blanket--sounds like burrowing. Most Chi's love to dig in to their
bed or burrow under blankets. It's pretty normal.
Since he traveled by air, he should have had a health certificate. If you still have
concerns about him, check back with your Vet.

Congrats on your new dog :)
 

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When my guys have runny nose (can be normal) or their eyes water they plow their faces in the covers, they also do this just for fun at times ;-)
 

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you just described my Tabitha. She loves to clean herself like a kitten. She rolls
on her back, licks her paws, and cleans her face. It's incredibly cute. As for the
plowing into the blanket--sounds like burrowing. Most Chi's love to dig in to their
bed or burrow under blankets. It's pretty normal.
Since he traveled by air, he should have had a health certificate. If you still have
concerns about him, check back with your Vet.

Congrats on your new dog :)
Yes, they're neutered/spayed, micro-chipped, & a few other things, I cannot find the list for. Although they had a check-up with the Vet Monday, all that Vet did, was tell us what may be ailing them & Since I am just fostering right now, & he is not mine ( although I was interested in adopting him) I suspect the adopters would get other stuff checked into more thoroughly.

Thanks for your feedback! :)

When my guys have runny nose (can be normal) or their eyes water they plow their faces in the covers, they also do this just for fun at times ;-)
He's had a runny eye...so maybe that's the culprit! :) Plus I notice when he does this, he is VERY excited too.
 

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Cookie does that when he's feeling playful. He'll rub his head on the floor or on the bed. He does that when he's feeling lively and playful.
 

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Yes, they're neutered/spayed, micro-chipped, & a few other things, I cannot find the list for. Although they had a check-up with the Vet Monday, all that Vet did, was tell us what may be ailing them & Since I am just fostering right now, & he is not mine ( although I was interested in adopting him) I suspect the adopters would get other stuff checked into more thoroughly.

Thanks for your feedback! :)



He's had a runny eye...so maybe that's the culprit! :) Plus I notice when he does this, he is VERY excited too.
yeah just like Cookie my 14 year old. He gets playful and does it.
 
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