Can my dog lick me after eating raw food?

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Dogs lick their butts, eat garbage and drink from puddles.

If that's not making them sick, the BARF diet won't either.

Raw food may contain bacteria, though.

Ensure you wash your hands with soap and water after handling your dog's raw food, just as you would after handling the chicken for your own dinner.

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Dogs licking or chewing paws, can be a sign of a yeast infection.

Your dog may also have ear issues, stinky skin or weight issues.

Because a diet that is loaded with grains/carbs/fillers actually changes your pet's pH, paw licking (saliva) can cause the fur to actually turn pink.

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Why do dogs lick the tops of their front feet after eating peanut butter? There are few things funnier than a dog's behavior after eating a good dollop of peanut butter.

peanut butter is sticky, so i think the licking is due to them trying to clean the roof of their mouth, rather than their front teeth.

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The origins of floor licking may be innocent enough - your dog may have started it after meals, when there were yummy crumbs on the floor, but such purposeful licking isn't an obsessive or compulsive behavior.

Anxiety, stress and nervousness can also cause obsessive behaviors like floor licking.

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Allergies are the number one cause of excessive licking in dogs.

Environmental allergies are caused by dusts, danders, pollens, and other airborne particles which lead to build-up on the skin and fur of the dog and in turn cause itching.

Allergies to flea bites and certain proteins in pet food can cause similar signs.

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Excessive licking of surfaces, including the air, can be a sign of an underlying gastrointestinal issue.

It could be that your dog simply ate something that gave him an upset stomach and made him nauseated.

Prior to vomiting, some dogs lick the air instead of their lips.

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If your pup licks themselves here and there, that's considered normal grooming.

Repetitive, obsessive behavior is different and could be a sign of underlying health problems.

It might even cause health problems, such as an intestinal blockage.

Dog licking carpet fibers is one such cause for obstruction.

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The origins of floor licking may be innocent enough - your dog may have started it after meals, when there were yummy crumbs on the floor, but such purposeful licking isn't an obsessive or compulsive behavior.

Anxiety, stress and nervousness can also cause obsessive behaviors like floor licking.

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