Why does my dog nibble?

asked 2017-03-24 18:16:17 -0500

My dog will start to nibble at my clothes and sometimes at her blanket. She only uses her front teeth, though. Why is she doing this?

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answered 2017-03-25 00:01:57 -0500

It could be considered a sign of affection & closeness as dogs explore with their mouths. Other possibilities include: teething, instigate play or seek attention, soothe allergies/dry skin/pain, relieve stress from boredom or separation anxiety, parasites, or hormonal imbalance.

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answered 2017-04-08 12:08:06 -0500

My golden does it when I come into the room, He will pick up one of his stuffed animals, then after walking around with it for 5 minutes, he lies down and nibbles for a long time. I think it is a comfort thing, feel good pheromones are moving around in his body. He will do it to my clothes sometimes as well.

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