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Is It OK To Let My Dog Lick His Wound?

Is It OK To Let My Dog Lick His Wound?

Dogs will naturally lick any wound on their bodies they can reach with their tongues, as it’s just instinct for them to do so. Because this is such common behavior, many people believe that when a dog licks a wound, it will promote healing. There is some evidence that dog saliva has some antibacterial, plus the rough surface of a dog’s tongue can loosen dirt which may have gotten into the wound. While licking may have some positive aspects to it, the harm it may cause outweighs the good. Licking can cause irritation and this can open the door for…
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