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Licking and Licking and Licking

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In the past couple of days Annie has begun this licking of the bedspread or any type of material she can find such as a throw on our love seat.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be related to or what is causing her to do this? We keep telling her to stop and after about the fifth time she will and then move on. She has never done this before and we are curious if you guys have any suggestions or have experienced the same time of behavior?


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Bogie does this, too. He licks his blanket, the carpet, his bed, and the ceramic tile floor. We think it's a way to entertain himself when he's bored. We try to distract him by calling him, throwing a toy, giving him a treat filled Kong, etc.

We did not get Bogie until he was 10 months old, and he spent a lot of kennel time before us. We often think it became a behavior from bordum of just lying in a run in a kennel with nothing to do so licking the concrete became something to do. Bogie is also the rock eater that has had two surgeries for rock blocked intestines.
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