Thursday, March 26, 2015

Why Dogs Lick You

I love my pet parents. I mean I really, really love them! I love them so much that I have to show them every time they sit down to pet me. I feel how much they love me and then I start to lick them. I lick a little at first and then more and more and more and......ok I hear you asking, Why do dogs lick you?

Why do dogs lick you. A Happy Havanese Blog

One reason we lick you is because we are trying to communicate with you.
We may be saying "Let's be friends" "Hi I am glad to see you" or even as a sign of submission to you. But sometimes I may be trying to tell you something like, I need water or let's go out. So you have to pay attention to what the moment we are in. 

Another reason dogs lick you is because guess what!? You taste good! You may have small food particles on your skin or we just like the salty taste of your skin. We just plain love the way you taste baby! 

Dogs lick you for affection plain and simple. When your dog licks you because they are being affectionate it actually causes your dog to release pleasurable endorphins that calm and comfort them. I like to being calm and comforted and I like licking!

Why do dogs lick you. A Happy Havanese Blog


So the next time your fur baby is licking away at you, remember these reasons and assess if they need something or they are just loving on you.

And if you are worried about bad breathe make sure you have read my post on brushing your dogs teeth. 

Today I am looking for new friends on Instagram and Twitter so come on let's play and hey I might just give you one big lick when we meet!

Hey I am playing with some new friends today on the Thoughtless Thursday Blog Hop, come on and play with us!




Licking my parents is what makes me "Happy" today.

19 comments:

  1. My big dogs don't lick, for which I'm grateful. But the little dogs? Lick, lick, lick! Especially my face and feet! Drives me crazy!

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    1. You must taste really good! Thanks for stopping by!
      Kiki

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  2. My pups all love to lick! Lexus had a feet licking obsession, Koda always wants kisses, and Mika will lick my hand when I walk past her LOL!
    Sheesh!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. You get a lot of love for sure! Thank you for coming to say hello!
      Kiki

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  3. Ruby is into kissing, bigtime! Saying hello from the blog hop - off to add you on Instagram & Twitter!

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    1. I love saying hello, thanks for coming by and I will look to follow you back!
      Kiki

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  4. Cole seems to lick Daddy because he loves him. He licks also to remind us to feed him. We know that because daddy asks mommy what does he want?? Mommy says he wants to eat. Daddy feeds him and Cole stops licking. LEeAnna at not afraid of color

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    1. I lick my mom in the morning when I want her to wake up and come feed me! Thanks for stopping by!
      Kiki

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  5. Shiner is a big licker! I secretly enjoy it when she licks my feet :) I think it feels good LOL.

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    1. Shiner loves you, that is sweet. Thanks for saying hello!
      Kiki

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  6. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

    And I love licking, too!

    Keep on wagging (and licking),
    Tootsie

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  7. Nice to meet you! Thanks for swinging by and saying hello on my page!
    My pups like to lick too, i'm not so much into it...Ziva used to lick people really bad, it was a sign of her insecurity and anxiety. I'm happy to say she licks less now and has increased her self confidence a bit. She still loves to lick though.
    Especially loves to lick daddy after he gets done with a workout, she loves the salty sweat! :-)

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    1. Sounds to me like you get lots of love! Thanks for coming to say hello.
      Kiki

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  8. Hi Kiki! Thanks for visiting our blog on Wednesday, sorry it took me a couple of days to come by and visit you back.
    This is a great post, our dog Luke is a big licker and I sometimes wonder why that is!

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      Kiki

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  9. Hey Kiki ~ We love kisses here on the bayou. ♥ I just followed your Twitter and instagram. ☺

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  10. One of my dogs is a Havanese/Maltese-y mix and she LOVES to lick me, constantly! It's a huge need of hers for some reason. Yes, let's connect on Twitter and IG! On both Twitter and IG I'm @caluvsdogs
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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