Why does my dog lick so much

United States
November 1, 2006 11:43pm CST
she is always licking people
12 responses
@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
2 Nov 06
she probably likes the salt...or just really freindly...lol
• United States
2 Nov 06
yeh on the skin I guess
• United States
4 Nov 06
Ok that is really bad
• United States
4 Nov 06
Ok that is really bad
@mohitp (196)
• India
4 Nov 06
Its a love that the dog expresses to one...lol
• United States
4 Nov 06
mimi - My dog
i guess my dog loves me
• United States
14 Nov 06
your dog is so cute
@adonica (439)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Animals tend to lick people because of the salt on the skin.
• United States
4 Nov 06
Ok that may be why then huh
• United States
4 Nov 06
k
@fiasco007 (819)
• United States
14 Nov 06
they call this kissing i have 2 winers they act the same they r frendly i think
• United States
14 Nov 06
my dogs  - my dogs
here they r
• United States
4 Nov 06
Maybe he is giving you kisses :) I'm not sure because you did not say if he was licking you or himself. If it's himself, he just likes to be a clean doggy :)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Licking me and kids
@bfa731 (409)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Dogs will lick often because of lotions, skin care products, salt, anything that gets on your skin the dog will taste. Although its not proven, dogs licking also can show affection but theres no proof on that its just a theory
• United States
5 Nov 06
yeh I guess the salt hummm
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
4 Nov 06
My dog licks people's feet and shoes and he to will lick people's arms and skin if you let him. Not sure why they do it, but it bugs the heck out of me when my son lets our dog lick his cuts and scrapes.
• United States
4 Nov 06
I know thats how I feel when friends are over
@istanto (8565)
• Indonesia
2 Nov 06
maybe your dog hungry he he :P
• United States
4 Nov 06
always hunger then lol
@rhane2005 (174)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Well atleast he doesn't constantly lick himself like my dog!
• United States
2 Nov 06
LOL yeh that true
@the_vicar (1478)
• United States
10 Nov 06
They need the salt but that is not the only reason. It is her way of kissing. She is showing affection.
• United States
5 Nov 06
It's their way of showing acceptance and saying "hey, I like you!" A vet once said that it's part of their way of verbalizing with humans.
@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I have a black lab, he doesn't like to lick ppl but he loves to jump on them and have them pet him. He does lick his legs and paws an awful lot, but ppl I have talked to say just goes with the territory for labs. I do think it is the salt from the skin that the dog craves when they tend to over-lick ppl.