Why dogs lick their private area?
Licking is a natural part of the male dog's behavior.
Female dogs will lick their vulva quite vigorously sometimes as they derive pleasure from this activity.
Your dog could have a urinary tract infection.
A visit to the vet would be advisable for further investigation and the vet may do some blood or urine tests.
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.
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