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Russell & Rex
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hello my 16 week old dobe Rex is always licking his side it just seems to be when he is nervous or has nothing to do, ie after play time, training and his walks.

has anyone any suggestions? or is this normal there is no pain in it just seems to suck it more or less its just a wet area he isnt causing any sores etc. it also doesnt seem to be on one specific spot but more his hole side from his hip to his ribs.

would some kind of bitter spray deter this??
 

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Luv-The-Nub
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My red girl used to do that from time to time, and it was in fact her way of saying her stomach/abdomen hurt. You could have an xray taken just to be on the safe side. I'm not saying that your dog has the same thing as mine, she was a medical nightmare, but she did have some major things going on inside and was hurting from it.
 

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Licking or sucking? Either way, I'd redirect redirect redirct. I'd google flank sucking and PICA also just to be aware of it. Common in Dobermans.
 
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