'Dr. B, my Shih Tzu dog licks my hands and face a lot. Are my Shih Tzu dog's frequent dog licks normal? Dr. Barry Baum answers question in fun column from Ask Dr. B, Center-Sinai Animal Hospitals online site

Are my Shih Tzu’s frequent dog licks normal?

Dear Dr. Baum —

Just wondering what is the reason my Shih Tzu sometimes licks my legs and hands. And if I pick him up he licks my face. Is this OK? Are my Shih Tzu’s frequent dog licks normal?

Marquetta, Houston,TX

Dear Marquetta:

He likes you! Or he likes your salty taste!

Dr. B

Dr. Barry Baum, Chief of Staff, Center-Sinai Animal Hospital, Los Angeles veterinary services, full and emergency pet care

About Dr. Baum

Dr. Baum has been the owner and Chief of Staff at Center-Sinai Animal Hospital, Los Angeles, California since 1979. The hospital has been serving the Los Angeles community for over thirty years.

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