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Licking the tile floor...

the wall...the baseboards...the doors...the chair legs... I can't figure out WHY Roscoe is doing this!

Anyone else's Hav do this? It's so weird...!

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Tucker licks his toys, (especially "Lion",) and will sometimes lick the couch or carpet, even my jeans if I let him-which I don't. He's started doing it much more the last month, which I am pretty sure has to do with me having to leave him more than I've ever done with the job now have. So, anxiety or loneliness is part of it for him.

(I hate it, and have friends come in each day I work to spend time and walk him, but I can tell I'm absent more than he'd like.) I feel so guilty, but, that is what life is right now. He does have his cat buddy, though, that helps.

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Maybe the tiles are his version of a freezie...maybe he just likes the coolness or texture of things?

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Oh my gosh, Izzo LOVES licking this one spot on the tile by our fireplace Drives us nuts


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I JUST CAUGHT HIM LICKING STELLA'S EYE!!!!

That's right. They were in the kitchen and I walked in and her face all around her left eye is all wet...they looked up at me and then he went right back to licking her eye! What the hecccccccck!!

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Is he thirsty? I think the heat and the air-conditioning seem to dry everyone out - I know we are all thirstier than usual. Our Peke-a-poo used to walk along with her tongue to the tile all the time the last two years of her life - it drove me crazy - that little lick, lick, lick noise.....lol

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Cody loves to lay in front of the front door licking the glass.

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Hi Natalie,sometimes dogs lick other dogs eyes because they think there maybe an infection,and they are being nurturing.The obsessive floor licking etc can be down to stress or boredom.Seeing as Stella has newly arrived maybe Roscoe is feeling a little stressed?You could try leaving a large ice cube out in a dish for him to lick.Hope it all gets sorted out.Love Clare

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There is a reason our furbaby received the nickname "Licki Ricki". If it is something gross "icky" is thrown in there somewhere
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I JUST CAUGHT HIM LICKING STELLA'S EYE!!!!

That's right. They were in the kitchen and I walked in and her face all around her left eye is all wet...they looked up at me and then he went right back to licking her eye! What the hecccccccck!!
Oh girl, I can so relate. Izzo drives Cassie NUTS! She just wants to lay and relax and he is there licking licking licking her ears and her mouth. We fuss at him constantly to leave her alone. LOL!!!!!!! What is up with the licking? I guess your guess is as good as mine :/


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