Why does my dog lick obsessively?
If your dog is licking abnormal places, such as the floors or the walls, or if your dog is licking his/her lips frequently, these can be a signs of gastrointestinal upset.
Dogs can also have behavioral causes of excessive licking, such as anxiety or a type of obsessive disorder where they over-groom themselves.
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 — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress.
According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.
As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.
Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.
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