Q. My dog keep licking her lips then licking her paws or the furniture
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Dogs can lick their lips and other objects if they're feeling a bit nervous about the situation. If your dog is in a situation where there are new people or pets, strange sounds or smells, she may not be feeling the best and is trying to de-stress. Playing a game of fetch to distract her, offering a chew toy in place of licking the furniture, or placing a pheromone diffuser for pets in the house may all help with stress. If the behavior continues or you see any other signs of illness, it is always a good idea to schedule a wellness check with your vet to rule out any health-related causes to the problem.