What's with the rub-nose-on-carpet thing?
Just switched my dog's dry food, plan on feeding her a mixture of 80%/20% for a couple of days, then 60/40, and so on, to 100% new food in about a week.
Last night was her first batch of 20% new food mixed in with the old... when I put it in her bowl, she sniffed at it, then for a couple of minutes, she "rooted" her nose on the carpet towards her food dish, almost as if she was trying to "push" something towards the bowl... She then proceeded to eat about half a bowl of the food, which is pretty typical for her usual amount. (She has free-range access to her food and finishes a bowl about once every 36 hours-- she's not a greedy eater and is at a healthy weight.)
So I'm curious... what's with the nose-rubbing thing?