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So I have a Pastor Aleman (that is how you say it in Spanish, not sure if that’s how it is in English) and he’s about 2-3 years old, very good boy, strong and smart. What I don’t understand is why he loves to lick dirt off of the floor from our patio??? He just does it for 10 minutes straight, not sure if it’s healthy or why he does it, but would like to know!
 

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German Shepard in english.
Sometimes dogs lick surfaces when they aren’t feeling well. Is this new behavior?
 

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He didn’t do this when we first got him, but now he’s been doing these for a couple weeks, not sure if he did this with his previous owners. But he seems fine, is eating well, and eating well, so I’m not sure what could he wrong
 

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He might just like doing it, or he could be uncomfortable and licking makes him feel better. If he were mine I’d probably just watch for any other symptoms that he was uncomfortable and maybe call the vet to see of they thought it was worth a visit.
 
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