Why do dogs lick behind my ears?

Asked By: Andy Wolff
Date created: Mon, Nov 23, 2020 6:58 PM
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Your Dog is Licking Ears Because Dogs Can Be Gross.

Sometimes, however, ear licking goes back to another innate Dog behavior: being a little bit disgusting sometimes.

Other Dogs are attracted to the change in smell (and probably taste) of the discharge in an ear when there is an infection present.

Answered By: Cruz Hegmann
Date created: Tue, Nov 24, 2020 9:01 PM
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The truth is, as long as they are fed responsibly, pig ears are a safe and healthy treat! Pig ears are a nutritious alternative to rawhide or other less than natural dog chews. Plus, they're a great source of protein and essential nutrients to compliment your dog's regular diet.
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Final Verdict. Pig ears in general are a lot better than rawhides. Rawhides do clean the teeth better, but the choking hazards of these outweigh those dental benefits. And pig ears are still a great treat to keep your pup's teeth and gums healthy!
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Pig ears in general are a lot better than rawhides. Rawhides do clean the teeth better, but the choking hazards of these outweigh those dental benefits. And pig ears are still a great treat to keep your pup's teeth and gums healthy! ... Pig ears are also a lot more digestible than rawhides.
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Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit.

Mostly, with domestic Dogs, it's a sign of affection.

Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives Dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure β€” like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails β€” it relieves stress.

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Many essential oils, such as eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, cinnamon, citrus, peppermint, pine, wintergreen, and ylang ylang are straight up toxic to pets. These are toxic whether they are applied to the skin, used in diffusers or licked up in the case of a spill.
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Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.

Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.

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The truth is, as long as they are fed responsibly, pig ears are a safe and healthy treat! Pig ears are a nutritious alternative to rawhide or other less than natural dog chews.
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