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Q: Is it normal behavior for yorkies to groom themselves like cats.My yorkie is constantly grooming even after going to the groomers or baths. I keep him very clean.?
A: When you say 'grooming' like a cat do you mean licking paws and rubbing on his head, or his licking fur and if it's licking fur - is it his feet, genitals, rear? or the whole body?

Regardless of where he is licking I see two things - first is anxiety and the second is allergies.

This would be helpful information: where and how is he licking? Does he have hot spots, rash or skin irritation? What kind of food are you feeding him? What kind of shampoo is the groomer using? How often is he being groomed? What kind of training has he had?

But without that information, from what I see in his space, I'd say reduce the amount of shampoos for a while or switch to a gentle, all natural shampoo; look for known allergens in his food: yeast, gluten, corn, sometimes beef and elminate those - Wellness is one of the better processed foods on the market or look at the book "Better Food For Dogs" for homemade food recommendations; get him some training as it will help him feel more secure in his surroundings (or use his commands with him to help him understand boundaries if you've already done training); and work with some flower essences such as rock rose and vervain to help him deal with the anxiety in his space. If he has hot spots, rash or skin iritation use something like Healing Dog's healing oil to heal these and again reduce the baths for a period of time.

I hope this helps.

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