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Name: Faith
Status: other
Grade: other
Location: N/A
Country: South Africa
Date: Summer 2011

How do I stop my dog from licking the sheets, blankets or any linen?

I would suggest having your dog evaluated by your veterinarian to make sure that there are not any underlying health problems and that this is a truly behavioral issue. There are some commercially available products such as Bitter Apple Spray which can leave an unpleasant taste on different surfaces and may help as a deterrent.

Sandi Sample D.V.M.

Interest note: Dr. Sample studied Cheetahs in South Africa (Kruger National Park)

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