Misha has taken into this odd behavior: After feeding her I have noticed she keeps licking licking lick lick lick on the air. Little tongue keeps coming out for over an hour afterwards.
I have checked her theeth (vet also did) and she seems fine, with no pain, but I´m wondering what´s going on? She also does it after her usual grass eating routines in the yard.
should I be concerned or I just have a crazy tongued dog?
Does she have a forked tongue and a really really long tail ?
LOL @ Colin!!
Diesel started doing this too, not all the time though & not just after eating. Worried me at first because when it started I thought OMG he's gonna !!!
Check Misha's mouth for excess dog hair on the tongue, roof of her mouth - sometimes that's all it is with Diesel as he has a habit of licking the fur balls on the floor before I sweep them up. Other times, there is no reason I can see so I've just added it to his growing list of annoying things he does!!
Mitzi does that at times, and my first Lab, Heidi did it. I don't know what that's about.
it's often a sign of naseua ...(one of those words I just can't spell)
I find some dogs who get a little punky get in the habit of it too ...
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
Tongue flicking is also appeasement behavior when one dog is doing it in the general vicinity of another.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Gracie does this quite a bit...don't know why though.
My guess would be hair or something else stuck somewhere, between the cheek and jaw or other obscure place. When my kids do it I run my finger between the lip and jaw and it generally stops. Could just be a tiny speck of food or blade of grass.
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