Why does my dog lick the walls and furniture?
The typical reason why some dogs lick things is because its become, what i like to call a neurotic twitch.
Like a habit they can't break.
On the other hand another reason why some dogs lick a lot is because of salt insufficiency.
Usually dogs that lack salt lick humans and don't usually lick the walls.
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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