Is Your Pet Licking Itself More Than Usual?
We all know that dogs keep themselves clean with their tongues. Chances are that if your pup gets into something messy, he’ll eventually try and clean up a bit by licking himself. But licking can also indicate that your pooch is in pain.
Excessive licking of the legs or paws, especially around the joints, is common in pets with arthritis or other uncomfortable conditions. If you see your dog licking itself more than usual (and there’s no visible wound or injury), it’s definitely worth a check-up at the vet to make sure it’s not feeling pain.