More in Licking and Chewing. Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. When you think about it, you feed her, pet her, and bathe her with those loving hands. Does your dog do this? What could be better than food mixed with the scent of his favorite person? I like to lick a lot, but I only like to lick two things:
Here's Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Lick Your Face
Allergies may be environmental or food-based. Thanks for the comments because before I read these I never thought that it could be as simple as boardum! Boredom and behavioral issues can cause a number of different forms of excessive licking. When dogs eat substances that have no nutritional value such as grass or sand , the behaviour is referred to as pica. Excessive licking may also take the form of licking objects rather than your pet licking himself! She may have something stuck in her mouth, some irritation or be experiencing nausea. Your veterinarian is correct that licking can also be a sign of an underlying health problem.
In addition, sometimes your dog licks your face in greeting or licks your arms just because. If you are petting your dog and they start to lick you, stop petting and walk away. WebMD reports that hair loss and itching on the skin around the ears can signal fleas, ticks, mange mites, or ear mites. Arthritis can have lots of consequences for your dog. Is there something I can do to help him chill out?