• My has lately started to lick his lips very often, I think because he had gotten a grass burr stuck in his fur and bit it out and it left a little cut on his lip, but he hasn’t stopped licking his lips and they look pretty red. The cut from the burr cleared up very quickly but the licking didn’t stop. I’ve checked for splinters and he doesn’t seem like his lips are in pain. Should I be concerned?

    Hi Eileen,
    I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian. The lip licking combined with the redness is concerning. This can be a sign of infection or injury to the lips but there can be a more serious underlying cause as well. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of his symptoms and the treatment he needs after they have examined him.


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