licks alot

Does anyone elses pug lick them constantly?or is it just mine. my pug licks any piece of skin exposed and she wont stop.I feel like i have to wear long sleeves long pants all the time please let me know if this is normal or is my pug crazy?


potsie'smomma (over 9 years ago)

both of mine do & from what i have learned on a few pug groups it's very common & just a pug thing. female even licks furniture sometimes!

Walter2008 (over 9 years ago)

Walter will lick my skin until it hurts. Thank goodness it's begining to cool off so I can wear long sleeves all the time

Hemi2007 (over 9 years ago)

Our pug licks us all the time. We figure because he love us!! He will stare at my husband's barefeet when he puts them on the coffee table to get away from the licking - He doesn't jump up to get them though he just sits and looks pathic!

porgy (over 9 years ago)

I read it's because they love the taste of salt from our skin. Not sure how true that it is...

PugPaws (over 9 years ago)

My pug does, too, and if he cant he'll lick himself constantly. Oh, and when we go for walks, it takes forever because he licks the plants or whatever he's about to pee on for at least 15 minutes and won't budge at all!

potsie'smomma (over 9 years ago)

lol..pugpaws i am cracking up just picturing ya trying to walk your pug w/ all the licking!! lol....thanks for the giggle

PugPaws (over 9 years ago)

LOL, yeah One time we were walking near a tree with bark that was covered in large, sharp thorns, and I allready saw him trying to pull toward it, so I literally had to pick him up until he forgot about the tree, because I could imagine him trying to lick that

Defense (over 9 years ago)

I also read they like the salt on our skin, my pug trys all the time, we just call them "kisses"

pugme (over 9 years ago)

same w/ me. i'll b trying 2 go 2 sleep and her will come raven, and she'll start licking my hand and will go up 2 my elbow. one time, she started to lick my foot! it tickled

trickybusiness (over 9 years ago)

Pug loves licking the furniture.... or my clothes..... or my skin...... or blankets around the house..... or himself..... he licks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess it's normal then

rubysmom (over 9 years ago)

My pug waits for me to get out of the shower and then licks my legs before I have time to dry off. Her favorite things to lick is the ears of all of the males in our family. When she is any where near their face, she rushes up to their ears and licks like crazy. We haven't had her in the summer with bare legs, so we will see.

colemattson (over 9 years ago)

Our seven year old will just lick the air until we can get him to stop. One time we let him lick as long as he could and counted over 200 tongue licks! We're not sure what he's doing, but he gets quite intent on licking the air (and looks pretty silly in the process!)

jaxysweetheart (about 9 years ago)

Jackson does that to. You can get this stuff called Foofy. It's a prduct that you spray wherever your pet bites, chews, licks, etc. It tastes very bad. Your pet will learn that it is not good to lick there, and they wont do it again.

pugluver34 (almost 9 years ago)

Ming usually only licks my hubby. He will sit on the back of the couch and lick the back of my hubby's head. Or he will lick his head when we are laying in bed. Ming usually won't lick me.

KatB (almost 9 years ago)

Welcome to the world of Pugs. LOL! That's what pugs do, all the time. I sure hope their tongues don't ware out. Does anyone know do they make pug tongue replacements. I hope their tugs don't ever ware out. It will cost a fortune to keep replacing them. HAHAHA!

KatB (almost 9 years ago)

pugluver34- By the way, My puggers lick the top of my husbands head everynight while he is watching TV. And they don't stop. Husband keeps a wet wash cloth by his side to wipe off the sliam.

jennw0913 (almost 9 years ago)

Ahhhh, I'm SOOO glad to see that I'm not the only one driven crazy, she will like her paws so much that it will make a big wet mark on couch,bed,etc...ha ha ha and yes the sound of it is very

Twirds (almost 9 years ago)

My Lily has the cleanest pug ears alive.  Mimi licks them clean about three times a day!  We have to stop her because we just can't stand it any more! She will lick forever!  She licks us too but I limit it!

frostnipper (almost 9 years ago)

OMG...... maybe theres something wrong with my 3..... they dont lick.... good for me,  i kiss them right on face they would be slipping me the tongue LOL. My twins have spotless ears too Twirds they are always grooming one another and the noise kinda gets to me the 30th time of the day.... hehehe

SouthernPug (over 8 years ago)

My sweet Nelly will not stop licking the air!!!  He doesn't really lick anything else except the couch, but the AIR licking is driving me insane!!!  I don't know what to do and can't get him to stop.  It was funny at first and super cute, I actually thought it was just a phase, but the noise keeps me up at night   Any suggestions on what to do to at least lessen the issue.  Please someone have something for me.  This is just silliness and crazy.  I love him, but DRIVES ME MAD!!!!  Haha...sweet little Belly

barrett99x (over 8 years ago)

journey loves to lick skin and tug on my fiancee's hair. he will lick until you force him away from us. he loves to kiss and lick ears and your face and lick lick lick lick lick. he greats all guests with a shower of kisses. i just tell people they are getting the puggy spa treatment. and i tell them first time is free then i charge lol journey is the best pug ever

KatB (over 8 years ago)

SouthernPug, Are you sure he is licking the air and not his nose? If he's licking his nose, he may have a dry nose. Pugs are so OCD about licking that is for sure. China Rose is my biggest licker. If you tell her to stop she starts licking Sulynn, then she licks Jimi, then Bonnie. And when nothing else is around to lick, she gets up behind my husband and licks his balled head. Suggestion? Get use to it, You've been slimmed.

pugmommy (over 8 years ago)

Pumpkin loves licking the carpet and because of that sometimes he poops out hair which causes his poop to hang LOL.

When they lick your skin I heard it because they like the salt.

Madison Rose (over 8 years ago)

How alike our pugs are.  I've been meaning to ask this question for a long time but never did.  I thought it was too silly to ask, maybe?  My Maddie will lick the backsof my hands until they are chapped and raw (esp. in the winter).  It drives her grammie crazy, but I just claim that I need to get Maddie her very own salt lick!   She just can't seem to hold her licker! 

pugsly (over 8 years ago)

Hey Maddie you and I are alike I love to lick hands and legs, It's my calling in life. Sending great LICKS to you.

Mom2Pugs (over 8 years ago)

Southern Pug, Desi had a problem licking the air too.  KatB is right; he was licking because he had a runny nose.  My friend, who is a vet, suggested a humidifier when his nose is dry and turning on a little heat in the winter when his nose is runny.  Believe it or not, it worked.  I just put him in the master bedroom and give him his treatment for 15 minutes or so and he will be good for days!  Several times I did not have the time for his treatment and I wiped his nose with a Kleenex tissue that lasted for an hour or so.  Check your baby’s nose and see if it is too dry or runny and maybe this would help with the licking? 

PugLife (over 8 years ago)

It is rumored that if they are licking their "paws" a lot that could mean they have some sort of allergy. Has anyone else heard of this before?

PugLife (over 8 years ago)

Rosie, Well when they say "PAWS' do they mean the PAWs themselves? Joben constantly is licking ..basically his arms? lol I guess is the best way to put it. He seems very fine and healthy though!

RosienMikeysMom (over 8 years ago)

it depends, it could be allergies or just habit. signs to look out for is drying skin, bumps, is the area swollen or raw, does he get ear infections alot or does his ears smell funky, is it a new occurence, has anything changed like food, cleaning products? sometimes they just can do it out of boredom. it's so hard to figure these guys out but it's good to keep an eye out for everything

KatB (over 8 years ago)

Joben143, YES! Check the paw leg area, and don't be surprised if the fur and skin around that area turns red. China Rose has allergies alot and licks her right front paw and leg all the time. If it gets to bad give some benadryl, and put some itch stop on a cotton ball and rub the area. You can have the vet give them a shot if it's bothering them alot. I don't, I just work with it, as I'm use to this with Rose. Do keep an eye on it though. Always.

PugLife (over 8 years ago)

Thanks guys for the information! I honestly think he is just bored, because he will move from licking his arm to licking the couch to licking my pants or whever he is sitting! The area that he licks seems healthy and fine, but I will definitely keep an eye on it incase something should arise! Thanks again!

TNorris72 (over 8 years ago)

Yep, my Cia tires to lick me constantly.  I figure she likes the cream on my ankles or hands, or the natural body salt.  It does make me crazy though, and I try to stop her.

luvmypugzeus (almost 8 years ago)

Zeus constantly is licking's soooo funny. He does so many funny things. It doesn't matter if I have just had a shower or if it is a hot day and I am sweating...he licks the same amount...alot!!!! hehe.Actually as we speak...I am sitting on my laptop and he is licking my finger, then the side of the computer, then back to my finger again...he's hilarious!!!! It's completely's another one of the funny pug things that they have!

MOpElle (almost 8 years ago)

Luna licks a lot also. It is really bad when I put on lotion. If I as much as get the bottle out she is at my feet until I put it on. I have to restrain her or put long pants on quickly.

She has also licked blankets, the couch, the table, carpet, the walls, and the inside of my shoes.

Keg1986 (over 7 years ago)

My little b loves to lick my legs when I get out the shower but more so when I have put my moisturizer on! Pugs love to lick   its a puggy thing! Unless it is something that will harm him I let him lick away!! 

BethGabe (over 7 years ago)

Our pug does this too. She really likes licking her fur off of blankets...who knows why.  I asked the vet about it and he said it could be a "being bored" game that she has created.

Maggie also sucks on a Kong Wubba like it is a pacifier. It is really ridiculous how she "needs" to suck on it.

KatB (over 7 years ago)

I want to remind everyone that fall is here and the dew on the grass can really cause raw itchie paws. So keep an eye open for any type of itching, or very red irritated paws at this time of year. Check between the toes. And with cold weather comes dry noses. So keep Vit. E gel caps available to rub on the nose. It really works well, and is good for the coat and skin.   

Frankie2009 (over 7 years ago)

my Frankie is ocd about licking my feet for some strange reason....he likes to like them as long as I let him...he will lick my wifes legs...But if it bothered me I stop him, but I figure it is the salt, and hey, he's a silly pug...the wierd part is he is not a face licker. Oh well one of his many goofy things he does. I's have it no other a nutshell he has me well trained! lol

chiki66 (over 7 years ago)

my pug does this too.. and will sit there lick his nose smacking smack .. drives me nuts.. also cleans the other dogs manhood and lics his mouth whenever gets the chance.. I call him the dentist.. I swear he thinks he is getting treats from his teeth.. lol  also will steal the other dogs toy.. and they will fight or sit there and whine at me until I can't stand it anymore.. I have a blue healer/springer mix and he is three times size and he whines cause the pug took his chew bone.. lol...