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Old 11-05-2006, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Is it sign of affection, or am I a human lollypop?

I just wanted know what does it mean when you're constantly licked by the pups. Especially Moose he always licks me for hours and hours. He'd sit next to me licking my arms all the way up to my shoulders and when I tell him stop he goes for my feet. Sometimes he jumps up and licks my ears or face when I'm not looking. Is this signs of affection or am I just some tasty giant human lollypop to them ? Also how sanitary is dog saliva ? Some say it's filty but others said it's cleaner than our saliva and that it actually has antibiotic properties. A friend who works at the Zoo says K9s saliva can actually promote healing and keep bacteria at bay. She was saying ... why do you think that wolfs and other wild K9s if they get wounded in a fight or something they always lick it and it heals without getting infected. I somewhat believe what she says but ... how true is that ??

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Old 11-05-2006, 09:10 AM   #2
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Offhand I think a lick or two is affection. Licking you all the way sounds more like you have something on your skin that he likes. Maybe moisturizer? Dogs love to lick that stuff off!
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:19 AM   #3
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our pups do the same to my partner!!! they lick for hours but on his face. I don't let them do it to me and they know it, although I might allow them once in a while. I don't want them to lick my foundation off!
Not sure what it is either. My partner has a short beard so maybe they like the ''feel'' of it!!! We think it's affection....

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Old 11-19-2006, 06:13 AM   #4
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Awww I have to say, I definitely love when my puppy licks me except sometimes it does get out of hand! To try and wake me up in the morning he constantly licks my face and I'm always like aaaaaah! One time, my pup woke me up, I initiated a yawn, and he almost licked the inside of my mouth!! I was so pissed haha, I lost my yawn

Is the licking so bad where youre like ahhhh Fido, just stop that already!

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Old 11-20-2006, 03:27 AM   #5
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Licking is a sign of submission. Your puppy is acknowleding you as it's pack leader. Subordinate wolves lick the apha pair, especially around the mouth area, to show their submission.

Yes, canine mouths have less germs than human ones. Bacteria- wise a human bite is much worse than a canine one.
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:57 AM   #6
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Do you know I even heard that they used some of the anti bacterial properties from canine saliva to fight ecoli?? Whether it's true or not - but certainly something to consider!

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