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16th October 2008, 12:42 PM
My cav Star has this habit of going into a licking frenzy whenever I have used any kind of body/hand/foot cream. She's very licky anyway but goes mad when I've used any kind of cream. I've just got back from having a manicure and she's gone into a frenzy licking my arms coz of the moisturising cream the beautician used.

Does anyone else's little cav do this or is mine just a bit daft? :confused:

16th October 2008, 01:38 PM
Kingston does this all the time. However, I discourage him from licking lotion because I don't know if the ingredients could be harmful.

16th October 2008, 01:52 PM
I wouldn't allow a dog to lick hand cream etc off hands and arms. These are full of chemicals and are not going to be good for the dog and could even be very risky. Just check the list of chemicals. Even the lotions with plant additives etc could be risky-- what is OK for humans to ingest is in many cases fatal for dogs. Best to not allow this.

16th October 2008, 01:57 PM
This site lists the following as poisonous at various levels to dogs:

Calamine Lotion**, Emollient creams e.g. E45, petroleum jelly, zinc oxide creams e.g. sudocrem


Emollient creams would mean hand lotions and creams.

Another site lists suntan lotions and creams.

Paddy n Tobys Mum
16th October 2008, 06:59 PM
Paddy tries to lick when I have cream on but Toby is not a bit interested!!

murphy's mum
16th October 2008, 07:11 PM
Yea Murphy will go crazy if I mosturise, use make-up remover or anti-septi cream, I nomally have to fend him off. He also tries to lick you when you come out the bath or shower.

Mom of Jato
16th October 2008, 08:18 PM
My Jato loves all the lotions/creams/gels too. He also likes the smell of lip gloss, chapstick, etc. that my daughter and her friends use. Glad to hear there are other Cavaliers that like good smelling humans too!!! b*n*n*

16th October 2008, 08:19 PM
It probably makes them think of food. Such gluttons.

16th October 2008, 08:59 PM
My cav does the licking after I get out the bath/shower too!

Shall have to be a bit firmer with her if she tries it after I've used all my lotions and potions!

Paddy n Tobys Mum
16th October 2008, 09:14 PM
Looking at all the avatars are all these 'Lotion Lickers' Blenheims???!!!!

17th October 2008, 01:12 AM
Is it still a problem if the lotions'n'potions have been thoroughly absorbed and it's just the smell that's attracting the dog? Obviously not good to lick the actual cream, but if it's been absorbed/ rubbed in?