Re: licking
Thu Aug 5, 2010 05:42

Another way to keep your dog stimulated is to feed her using treat-dispensing toys. I almost never use a bowl to give my dog food. I have about five different food dispensing toys and I rotate them. They have to work for their food. Also sometimes I freeze canned food and give it to them as a "popsicle" so it takes them an hour or so to eat it. That's a special treat for hot days. Another idea, if you have the time, is to put your dog in a sit-stay, hide about five pieces of kibble somewhere in the room and then release her and say "find the food." Once she sniffs out the food and eats it you can put her in another stay and hide more food. Repeat until her ration of food is gone. It takes a while but I'll be she'll love it. Great for days when it is too hot to go out. I'll bet Bonnie is right - boredom may make it more likely she will lick.

  • Re: lickingSuz, Wed Aug 4 21:47
    Hey Bonnie. I put a towel in that chair, and got her out a toy that she enjoys chewing on. The licking seems to have subsided a good bit. I think your suggestion of boredom might be the key. When it... more
    • LickingBonnie, Fri Aug 6 11:27
      I am glad that your doggie is doing better but still tLk to the vet for blood tests I am taking my dog for the cushing test keep me posted Whereare uiam in the poconos in pa
      • Re: LickingSuz, Sun Aug 15 16:22
        I'm in Northern Georgia.
    • Re: licking — Julie, Thu Aug 5 05:42
      • Re: lickingSuz, Sun Aug 15 16:21
        Bonnie & Julie! Thanks so much for the great ideas! She's so incredibly smart, & she looks at you in a analytically way! I will ask the vet about Cushings and also try the treat-dispensing toys.... more
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