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Should I stop my dogs from licking each others ears?

  1. cwarden profile image35
    cwardenposted 7 years ago

    Should I stop my dogs from licking each others ears?

    My dogs have started to clean each other when they come in from outdoors and I'd like to know if it is harmful for them to lick each others ears. I hate to stop a loving behavior between them, but I don't want to start dealing with ear infections either.

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    My opinion, and I am not a vet, is that it is perfectly natural behaviour.  It is a 'loving' and respectful act, normally the lower dog does it to the higher ranking dog.  It is good for the dogs ears, cleaning them naturally, if the dog doing it does it properly and not just as a token gesture.
    I would never try to stop interaction between the animals, it could give off bad signals.

  3. debbiesdailyviews profile image60
    debbiesdailyviewsposted 7 years ago

    oh please don't try to stop them...
    All they are doing is grooming each other. I have two dogs, and they do this every morning .
    Also, dogs have healing properties within their tongues, and so they can't do any harm to each other.
    Every day when my dogs groom each other I go Awwwwwwwww cute.
    I don't see it as aworry at all

  4. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    It's not a problem, as long as you regularly clean the dog's ears.

  5. cwarden profile image35
    cwardenposted 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone - I'm very happy to read this! yikes)

  6. Dog Ma profile image80
    Dog Maposted 7 years ago

    My dog cleans her kittie's ears everyday.  Molly loves the attention.  I think she thinks Bailey is her mom.