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Licking Speeds Healing, Should Your Dog Lick Her Wounds?

Wild dogs lick their wounds and so do other critters. Saliva has antibacterial, tissue and nerve growth-promoting properties that speed healing. It's a natural instinct, too, for a dog to lick a wound to keep it clean and to self-soothe. Is it okay to allow your dog to do it?

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