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Licking Clothes

Sammy has the tendency to lick my hands and then my clothes. He'll lick my sweater, jeans, suits, shirts, coat, etc.

A) is this normal? B) Could this be dangerous?

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Dexter did that as a puppy. It almost looked like a pee spot from all the licking on the sofa. I gradually taught Dexter "No licking" and gave him a toy to play with to get the behavior changed.

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Bella who is 2 years old will lick fabric. Actually, I think it pacifies her because when she does that, I'll stroke her ears and she'll stop. She likes polartec fabric, too! We're working on telling her "no".
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Bella who is 2 years old will lick fabric. Actually, I think it pacifies her because when she does that, I'll stroke her ears and she'll stop. She likes polartec fabric, too! We're working on telling her "no".
Sammy too, he will lick my fleece pullover shirts like crazy.
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Milo used to do that a lot. He still does it occasionally but now it's usually the sheets. It does tend to look as though someone peed.

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Scooter is the only one of my 3 that does it. Drives me crazy though! My husband says he's OCD like me. LOL

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Kipling does this too...and yes we've been suspicious of wet spots before only to connect the dots to figure out he was licking again..wonder why they do this.
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Lizzie does it too.

Benji sniffs my clothes every morning after the shower or when I change to figure out if they are "home" clothes. If I am wearing "home" clothes, he will happily walk away but as soon as he smells "outside /formal" clothes, he starts moping.

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Mine too!

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Dezi likes to lick as well..especially toes!
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