Is it ok for dogs to lick their wounds?

Answer On One Hand: It's HealingA dog's saliva has antibacterial properties for germs specific to their species. The licking also cleans the wounds by removing dead tissue or debris. The tissue stimulatio... Read More »

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Why do dogs lick their wounds?

Certain canine behaviors are confusing for pet owners to interpret, such as the licking of their own wounds. Fortunately, this specific canine behavior and most others can easily be explained.Comfo... Read More »

Why do dogs lick your nose?

Dogs often behave in ways that make humans wonder. Often answers to some common behaviors such as face and nose licking must be searched back into the dog's wild ancestral past.MisconceptionsWhile ... Read More »

Why Do Dogs Lick Ears?

Even though they cannot speak (except in Disney movies) dogs do have a variety of ways to communicate to both their owners and other dogs besides simply barking. One of these methods is to use thei... Read More »

Why do dogs lick human faces?

Dogs lick for as many reasons as babies cry. Since they cannot speak, dogs use licking as a form of communication. This behavior is often reinforced by humans responding positively to these wet can... Read More »