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Features December 2015 Issue

Why Does My Dog Lick the Furniture?

Poor Butch just can’t stop licking...the furniture, the pillows, the rug...

Why Does My Dog Lick the Furniture?

Medical problem or psychological disturbance?

Pamela Woods of Modesto, California, is frustrated. It’s not that her four-year-old terrier mix, Butch Cassidy, isn’t wonderful. He is. “He doesn’t chew things and is generally well behaved,” she says. “But from the time he came to live with me 16 months ago, he has been licking my furniture, my pillows, and the rug. Just before I get up, he jumps onto the bed and licks my pillow. He frequently licks the couch…

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