Why does my dog lick the other dog's ears?
- One reason your dog might be licking your other dog’s ear is because they can smell the infection and want to clean it out as much as possible. If your dog usually doesn’t lick your other dog’s ear as much as they are right now, you may want to schedule a visit to the vet to see if your furry friend has an ear infection.
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.
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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