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Why does my dog lick my skin?

asked 2017-06-23 23:24:14 -0600

Why does my dog constantly lick my skin?

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It is how dogs communicate love! It also means they would like reassurance that you love them too. Like lots of other animals, grooming is a form of affection. Dogs are the same way :)

Aubrey H.'s profile image Aubrey H.  ( 2017-06-24 15:49:30 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2017-07-03 17:13:26 -0600

Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit. Mostly, with domestic dogs, it's a sign of affection. Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress.

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