3. Increased Licking
If your dog is suddenly grooming like it’s their job, it may be worth discussing with your doctor. “Most people are not aware, but excessive licking (or chewing) can be a way of self-soothing,” says Dr. Gary Richter, a veterinary health expert with Rover.com. “If you notice any of these signs, call your vet and schedule a check-up.”
If those playful nips have turned into full-on bites, it’s time to take your furry friend in for a checkup. Aggression is a common sign of depression in animals, according to Dr. Ryan. And considering the potential ramifications if your pet bites someone other than you, it’s essential that you have this behavior addressed.