Why does my dog lick the bed sheets?
Dogs often lick objects (pants, beds, walls, the ground) because they want to investigate a smell, but the smell is not strong enough.
On the other hand, if your dog is constantly and repeatedly licking the bed, for long periods of time, then your dog may be experiencing some form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
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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