- Pets and Animals
Why Do Dogs Lick Themselves?
If you have a pet or have owned a Pet ever in your life, you would have definitely observed your dog licking his/her Genitals. So why does a dog do it? Is it for attaining pleasure (we humans would have tried had we got that ability to) or is it some far more important thing which we ignore thinking it be some funny gimmick on part of our Dog.
“A lick lick here, a lick lick there. Here a lick there a lick everywhere a lick lick.”
The reason for dogs to lick is similarly very simple. Licking is the Best way in which Dogs can sanitize and disinfect them. For a few ignorant people out there Saliva in any living being has disinfecting abilities. Licking is also done in case of injuries, as licking provides a little cooling and big relief to the affected area.
One more explanation for licking can be that female dogs may lick at their vaginal area can be a precursor that she is in heat and is ready to breed. She is licking herself to keep it hygienic. You may even notice a bloody release around the vaginal region and a foul smell also.
But if your female dog has been spayed and you notice her licking at her vagina this could be a symptom of a vaginal infectivity or even a urinary tract disease. So get her treated immediately.
Final words for some dirty minds
Dogs can employ their tongues in the similar method that we make use of our fingers to survey, clean and attempt to heal its genitals. A dog licks itself when it is well and also when it is sick. When a dog licks its genitals, it can indicate a condition related to the reproductive system, the digestive tract and skin problems. So Take Care next time you see your dog licking