People don’t know much about the oral health of their pet. This is the reason why people don’t like their pets licking. Pet’s saliva can pass roundworm, giardia and other parasites. These parasites can enter into your eyes, lungs, liver and some other body parts. A roundworm can cause ascariasis, an infection in the small intestine. Giardia can also cause intestinal infection. Therefore, you should treat your dog regularly to eliminate all possibilities of passing parasites. Apart from this, you should make sure that your pet does not lick you and especially your kids. In addition to this, train your pet to not to lick.
You might have noticed that dog lick a lot of things. They lick other pets, other humans and their own body including some unmentionable body parts (you know what I am talking about). A wounded dog often licks his wounds. This helps in healing as dog’s saliva contains some antiviral and antibacterial compounds. However, you should not let the pet lick you after he licks his wounds. If not controlled, licking becomes an obsessive habit and this is not good.
Apart from licking to heal wounds, boredom is also a cause of licking and this kind of behavior is treatable. Just take him for a long run, extensive exercise and other physical activities can also help. An exhausted dog is too tired both mentally and physically. Therefore, it will love to sleep instead licking.
If the pet is doing this for a short span of time, you should not mind it. However, if the pet licks for a longer span of time, you should look for dog obedience training in Townsville. And, another thing you should do is taking the pet to the vet for an examination.
Licking is a part of the behavior of the pet. A dog licks in order to greet and show respect. Therefore, don’t shout at the pet. The dog may develop obsessive licking due to this kind of behavior from your side. Sometimes, people initially allow dogs to lick and stop when it starts irritating. If the pet has just started licking then you can use a bitter spray on your feet or hand. After licking your feet or hands for once or twice, the pet will stop licking due to the taste of the bitter spray.
The best solution to this problem is sending your pet to a doggy day care in Townsville. A dog grooming center is an ideal place for dog training and treating bad habits such as obsessive licking.