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Why Does My Dog Lick My Ears? And What Should I Do?

Why Does My Dog Lick My Ears? And What Should I Do?

Why does my dog lick my ears? You might be wondering this question if you’ve ever felt like your dog is obsessed with licking your ears..

Do dogs like the taste of human earwax? Some people may think so, but we can assure you they do not. So what could it be?

There are a few reasons why your dog might be licking your ears. One reason could be that they want to clean off the dirt and wax that builds up on their paws after walking around outside.

Your dog could also be trying to show affection for you. It may even be because they're stressed out and any attention is good attention.

Whatever the reason is, this blog will help you learn more about why your dog might love it.

Section 1: Why do dogs lick my ears? Section 2: What should I do if my dog licks my ears? Section 3: How do I stop my dog from licking my ears? Section 4: Conclusion

Why do dogs lick my ears?

Dogs often lick other dogs and sometimes even cats. But they will not lick an owner's hands, nose or mouth, as their breath and saliva can make them sick.

Dogs can also lick their owners’ hands, which would be considered affectionate or a dominance thing to do. So, why are dogs (and cats) so obsessed with ears?

Earwax, or cerumen, is basically thick, sticky stuff that sticks to dog's paws and is also found in ear canals. When a dog licks a human, this product goes into the ear canal.

Dog owners use products that contain vegetable wax or corn-based wax to remove it from their pets' ears. These products don't work well because dogs are not sensitive to products like this.

What should I do if my dog licks my ears?

If you feel like your dog is putting his face right next to your ear and has been doing this for a while, we suggest that you visit your veterinarian and ask them about the possible reasons for your dog’s ear licking behavior.

They can ask you questions about your dog’s history, and recommend a course of treatment to treat any ear problems or infections.

How do I stop my dog from licking my ears?

Your dog might just be obsessed with your ears and is doing it because they want to do so. Sometimes they will continue to lick your ears for hours if you let them.

If your dog stops for a long period of time and starts up again, keep an eye on them and see if they will lick again. If they do, you should stop them. There are some ways you can distract your dog from licking your ears.

For example, put some dog shampoo or a tennis ball in their treat bowl and put the treat bowl on the floor.

Try not to give them the toy until they stop licking your ears, because the object of the game is to keep them from licking.

The dog might even try to lick the toy as a way to get back at you. You can also try treating your dog with an expensive new toy.


No matter the reason for your dog licking your ears, there is nothing wrong with it. As long as you don't think that he's doing it to gain your attention, then it is OK.

While you might get tired of the constant licking, the benefits are more than worth it. Not only can your dog give your ears a good scrub, but they will also love doing it!


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