How to Stop a Dog From Licking Wounds
It is often a dog's natural instinct to lick an injury or wound. While dogs often lick to help reduce the pain or eliminate the irritation, excessive licking can make the injury worse. Licking the wound can impair the body's ability to heal itself and may drastically slow the healing process. If stitches are involved, licking can open the incision and disturb the wound. The bacteria in the saliva of dogs can also cause serious infections. Luckily, there are several ways to stop your dog from licking its wounds.