Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Licking the Rug


licking the rug
Originally uploaded by ameetek16
For some reason, the past week or so Meiby has been obsessively licking all the rugs and carpet in the house. She's not distracted from it by anything except food. We've been trying to keep her from licking by pulling on her collar, yelling "no", lifting her head, etc. I have no idea why she does this but she's on a mission and won't be stopped. Any advice?

4 comments:

Vivian said...

Is she teething? If she really wouldn't stop you might want to give the vet a call, just to make sure she doesn't have some kind of deficiency. My Bucky licks a lot too, and very noisy, especially at night.

Amy said...

She might be teething... She's 8 months old. She lost a tooth a few weeks ago. I hadn't considered a deficiency though...

Beretta said...

One of our pugs does this very thing. No deficiencies either. The best we can figure is he's just neurotic.

Amy said...

As a follow up: we asked the vet about this and it turns out that it is just puppy behavior. No health problems. We are still trying to stop this though.