You’ve taken your doggo to the park and the next thing you know, he is smothering the other dog wet. It’s normal when they do it to you, but ever wondered what makes them lick the unknown one?
Well, your doggo is suffering from excessive affection-giving syndrome!
There are many reasons why a dog licks, and there’s more than just because they enjoy the salt present in our skin.
- TO SHOW AFFECTION
Your dog licks the very next thing he sees? Well, your doggo is suffering from excessive affection-giving syndrome!
Dogs are usually very emotional, and they don’t shy away from showing that. We know it’s annoying sometimes, but know it’s all the love he has for you.
- IT’S THEIR WAY OF COMMUNICATION
Their licking can be a form of communication. It can be something they want to tell you, for example if they are hungry, or they want something from you (signalling right to the bag of treats on the shelf), or often just because they are happy.
- ACTS AS A STRESS-BUSTER
When dogs lick, it helps them to release stress. Licking for affection, helps them to release love hormones or endorphins, that in turn helps them to calm down. You’ll often see your dogs licking you, while they are nervous, they do that to comfort themselves.
WHY DO DOGS LICK EACH OTHER WHEN THEY MEET?
Licking each other is something very common among our four-legged friends. You can call it their version of social kissing. When a dog starts licking the other dog, it’s a way to initiate friendship. Licking is a way for them to communicate that they come in peace, and are here to bond. So, the next time you see your dog cozying up to another, know that he/she is a friendly doggo!
Source: Ceaser’s Way
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