Why Your Dog Scratches the Carpet

Dogs may scratch due to separation anxiety, noise phobia, or changes causing stress.


Intact males scratch to leave their scent and mark territory. Neutering curbs this.

Marking Territory

Inadequate exercise and mental stimulation cause boredom scratching.  


Interesting smells on floors prompt excited scratching to pick it up.

Scent Marking

Dogs scratch due to skin irritation and itchiness from food or environmental allergies.


Dry, flaky skin and dander lead to scratching behaviors.

Dry Skin

Fleas, mites or yeast prompt scratching due to skin irritation.


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