When the Licking Won’t Stop

Obsessive licking can be a sign of a physical malady, pain, or a psychological problem. It’s important to get to the root of the behavior.

You can’t get your dog to stop licking herself. Or perhaps she can’t stop licking you, or inanimate surfaces such as the floor or furniture. What’s going on? “There are many possible reasons a dog licks more than seems right,” says the head of the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic, Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM. Sometimes, the itching […]
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