Why Does Your Dog Lick You?

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Have you ever thought about why dogs lick your face? What is the reason behind those endless showers of kisses? Here in this article you will know the truth behind it all.

There are too many reasons behind face licking, the first reason is that licking the owner’s face is a behavior that means the bond is so strong between you and your dog, he loves you. Dogs do this sometimes to welcome or greet their owner.

Another reason behind face licking, it’s because dogs love the salty taste of the human’s skin, and sometimes it’s because of hunger, when your dog needs some food, and it’s time for the meal, he will lick you. The most important reason of all is that dogs are enjoying your company, your dog loves being around you, licking your face is a way of showing love, so don’t stop your dog or push him away.

Well, who hates dogs’ licking? Who hates to feel the puppy’s love and miss the shower of kisses? And of course you heard someone who said before that dog’s saliva is full of bacteria, but read this article and share it with all who tells you this! Now we are about to have a scientific evidence that simply proves that they are very good for your health. So if you are a dog lick addict, be happy, it’s a very healthy thing. You have to know that now lots of studies are made to prove that the dog licks are healthy, so one lick of your dog a day will keep the doctor away.

Studies were made by Dr. Charles Raison who said that the dog’s saliva or simply the dogs’ kisses to their owners can act as a probiotic that effects the humans’ immune health.

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A Dog's Purpose? (from a 6-year-old)

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Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa , and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said, ''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good.

So, love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE...Getting back up is LIVING...

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