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We've had my puppy for 4-5 months now, & about two weeks ago I noticed a small spot on the top of her muzzle (right before her nose begins). It was red, and looked like a cut. So I figured she scratched it on something & let it heal up. Which it did almost, until I came home one day & it was back to red & it was bleeding a little, freshly cut. & repeat. Problem is, it happens around different times & I never catch her in the act of whatever she is doing, which I assume is rubbing her nose against something... Is this normal? I was going to ask the vet but apparently last time they only needed shots for her & no vet actual visit... Any tips or anything? I feel so bad for my baby...  :help:

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My boy has that sometimes - I find its scraped after he digs around with his nose. (To cover up something after burying it, they'll use their nose as a shovel to push dirt/sticks/leaves/rocks/etc on it.)

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Like what Elyse said, she's probably trying to bury something. If she has any bones or toys or even food/water out for her she might be trying to bury it. Unfortunately dogs can rub their noses raw on things like carpet, towels, blankets, etc trying to make it happen. :( There's not a whole lot I can think of that you can do unless you catch her in the act, or maybe pick up most of her things when not in use to prevent it. 

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one of mine did this, right in front of us. One day, we had given all the dogs a marrowbone. Diesel decided he didn't want to eat his straight away & went to his plastic dog bed with a cushion in. He dropped the bone, then spent the next 10 minutes trying to cover it - using his nose as a "shovel". He'd try a few times, turn away thinking it was covered, turn back & he could see it, so he started shovelling again. We had to stop him when we noticed his nose was rubbed red raw. Georgia could be doing something very similar.

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