Licking other dogs teeth?
Floki is the 10 month old Mal that was supposed to be an emergency temp foster. He still is for me, DH is still holding out on keeping him. I’m heading into surgery as soon as the guy gets here to knock me out. Just wanted to ask a question that might keep me occupied before and after.
Floki constantly licks the older dogs teeth. Like open mouth licking. He occasionally does it to Seiran, but not as often as he does with Lyka and Crios. Lyka doesn’t mind at all and will lay down with her mouth open, and also licks him back, but Crios will only take so much before he starts to snarl at Floki. I obviously correct Floki when he starts this, but from what I’ve read on Dr Google, it’s usually just young puppies that do this, and if they are older, it could be a sign of OCD or lack of socializing. When we take him out with us, he doesn’t do it to strange dogs, just my dogs. Anyone have any experience with this? And by take him out, I mean a short walk in my neighborhood and DH took him to Home Depot with him last night.
Also, we are wondering if it’s normal for him to be so small. He has all his adult teeth, so I know the shelter didn’t put 10 months when he was really 10 weeks. Seiran is on the smaller side of the GSD spectrum. She is 5 months, and she is both taller and longer than Floki at 10 months. Do Mal’s grow at a slower rate? Or will he just be a mini Mal? Lol
I’ve tried looking for a Mal forum similar to this one, but can’t find one that is user friendly.
No, we still haven’t made the final decision to keep him or have Jake take him. Well, I have, but DH still wants to keep him. The fighting about it was causing way too much stress and I didn’t want to have to reschedule surgery, so we agreed to disagree until after surgery.