Our dogs are part of the family, but sometimes they do things that leave you wondering why. Let’s try and answer some of the most common questions that dog parents might have.
Q. Why do dogs lick people?
A. Dogs lick people and other dogs for a whole variety of reasons. Puppies will lick their mothers or owners as a sign of affection or when asking for food. Once they’re adults, licking becomes a sign of submission to an authority figure. When your dog licks you, they probably want something, like food or attention. Doggy kisses are also a way for your pet to feel better: Licking releases endorphins that calm and relieve stress.
Q. Why is my dog’s nose always wet?
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