Why does my dog lick EVERYTHING?
My 1 year old Golden licks absolutely everything. The walls, our recliner, the refrigerator, and when we’re sitting down she’ll lick our pants. Why does she do this?
She’s not spayed, but she’s ALWAYS licking stuff. Literally, ALL the time.
The first step in solving any behavior problem is to make an appointment with your vet; it’s possible your dog is struggling with an unseen health issue. A dog who is constantly licking may just need something better to do, but he could be suffering from gastric reflux, allergies, or other ailments. A thorough veterinary checkup will help you rule out physical reasons for the behavior.
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