View Full Version : lip licking

12th December 2006, 09:19 PM
My female 17 month old cavalier licks her lips constantly when she sits in my lap. It drives me crazy. Her sister doesn't do it at all. Any ideas or suggestions? :?

Barbara Nixon
12th December 2006, 10:02 PM
I seem to remember reading in a book about dog signals that lip smacking is a type of greeting.

12th December 2006, 10:23 PM
Digby does this frequently and Harry does not, but he does not do it constantly ?
Anyway lip licking is a calming signal and it can also be a sign of nausea. I think also it can just be a dog thing. I would not worry about it if it does not appear to be bothering your pup ?
Has she always done it ?

Cathy Moon
13th December 2006, 02:08 AM
Geordie used to lick his lips a lot, but now has stopped. I think it may have been related to PSOM (see health section). His PSOM and related hearing problems has resolved on its own, and so has the lip licking.

Chocolate licks her lips more than my other two, and I am watching her closely for other signs. She seems ok, though. :flwr: