Why Your Dog is Licking the Floor All of a Sudden

Excessive licking could be taken as a sign that something is wrong with your dog. Here are the most common reasons for dogs that lick the floor all of a sudden.

Your Dog is Sick

Sudden changes in behavior are usually a sign that something isn’t right with your dog. A dog that has a penchant for excessively licking unusual surfaces could be a sign that he is feeling internal body pain. It could, for example, be a gastrointestinal problem like stomach or intestine pain.

We would strongly recommend taking your dog to the vet especially if the dog’s licking behavior is sudden and your dog doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

Your Dog is Anxious

Excessive floor licking might also be a result of anxiety. Your dog could be licking the floor all of a sudden in order to calm himself. Try and figure out if there have been any changes recently at home or within the dog’s surroundings that could be causing him to get stressed. When dogs get stressed, they may show other visible and audible signs such as huffing and puffing more often than usual.

Your Dog is Bored

Floor licking may also be a result of boredom. Dogs that aren’t given enough mental and physical exercises are more likely to show these unusual behaviors. If you aren’t already doing so, make sure to get your dog more exercise and mentally-stimulating challenges like puzzle toys.

Disclaimer: The content on MyPetChild.com is for informational purpose only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian when in doubt.

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