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    Ok folks, this is a strange question. In the middle of the night my dog jumps off the bed and starts licking the floor around the edges. Does anyone know why he would be doing this ?

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Gotta admit, I'm stumped. For the first time in a long time.

    I have some questions that might help give me a direction to go with
    this, though.

    When do you feed your dog? How old is he? What type of area do you
    live in? I ask because if you are in the country and an older house, there
    might be (sorry to creep you out!) vermin that come out at night that
    he might be going after.

    How long has this been going on? The licking can be a sign of bloat but
    you would know that very early on.

    Is your dog healthy? Has he had regular vet checks?

    There are a couple other dog knowledgeable people on here, I'm sure if
    they see your post they will respond. They could have a much better
    idea than I do of what's going on!

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Licking the floor around the edges of what? the bed? the room?

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Quote Originally Posted by little726
    Ok folks, this is a strange question. In the middle of the night my dog jumps off the bed and starts licking the floor around the edges. Does anyone know why he would be doing this ?

    Thanks,

    Robin
    Valerie was pretty close. You have a nightly visitor - probably a mouse. You can't see or hear it, and you certainly can't smell it, but your dog can. The reason he licks the floor is the same reason a dog will sniff round a pamp post. It's tounge is every bit as sensitive as it's nose, so it is picking up it's scent. A mouse trap should do the trick.

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    My dog will lick the floor sometimes when she is feeling sick, we don't have a lot of rye grass around here for her to eat so I think she licks the dust or sand off the tiled floor before being sick.
    I don't know if its a good thing or not.







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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick
    Valerie was pretty close. You have a nightly visitor - probably a mouse. You can't see or hear it, and you certainly can't smell it, but your dog can. The reason he licks the floor is the same reason a dog will sniff round a pamp post. It's tounge is every bit as sensitive as it's nose, so it is picking up it's scent. A mouse trap should do the trick.
    What's "pretty close" about "VERMIN"?

    If you do decide to place mouse traps, please make very sure they are in
    a location where puppers can't get to them. They can pinch inquisitive
    little toes, for sure!



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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick
    Valerie was pretty close. You have a nightly visitor - probably a mouse. You can't see or hear it, and you certainly can't smell it, but your dog can. The reason he licks the floor is the same reason a dog will sniff round a pamp post. It's tounge is every bit as sensitive as it's nose, so it is picking up it's scent. A mouse trap should do the trick.
    While the suggestion that this is a mouse could be right, the opinion that a dog's tongue is as sensitive as it's nose is not. Not by a long shot!
    The reason dogs sniff around lamp posts, (that's what I assume you meant, not "pamp" posts) is to pick up the "messages" left by other dogs lifting their legs against that lamp post.
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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Quote Originally Posted by valerie
    What's "pretty close" about "VERMIN"?

    If you do decide to place mouse traps, please make very sure they are in
    a location where puppers can't get to them. They can pinch inquisitive
    little toes, for sure!



    It's almost certainly a mouse, but don't waste time with cheese - that's rubbish. The easiest thing to catch a mouse is a raisin - dead cert. Alternatively, buy mouse adhesive. It's like very thick treacle which you put onto a piece of cardboard. When the mouse stands on it, it's feet stick fast. It's a bit cruel, because it usually dies of shock after falling over into it, being unable to move.

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick
    It's almost certainly a mouse, but don't waste time with cheese - that's rubbish. The easiest thing to catch a mouse is a raisin - dead cert. Alternatively, buy mouse adhesive. It's like very thick treacle which you put onto a piece of cardboard. When the mouse stands on it, it's feet stick fast. It's a bit cruel, because it usually dies of shock after falling over into it, being unable to move.
    Those glue mouse traps are so cruel....I'd never use them.

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    Re: Is my dog sleep walking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick
    It's almost certainly a mouse, but don't waste time with cheese - that's rubbish. The easiest thing to catch a mouse is a raisin - dead cert. Alternatively, buy mouse adhesive. It's like very thick treacle which you put onto a piece of cardboard. When the mouse stands on it, it's feet stick fast. It's a bit cruel, because it usually dies of shock after falling over into it, being unable to move.
    Again, this is wrong. The mouse adhesive is one of the cruelest ways to capture mice. There are live traps, there are instant kill traps, and 50 other ways to catch mice. The mice do not die of shock quickly, I have seen this method used in the Blue Angels clubhouse and the mouse can survive, panicked and freaking out for literally days. If it doesn't die of shock, (which takes several hours or more) it dies of starvation. If you need to capture a mouse please do not use this method.
    I hope you cherish this sweet way of life, and I hope you know that it comes with a price.
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