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Dog licking front paws #7053888
11/18/20 07:43 AM
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My cur in the last year has started licking her front paw more and more to the place anytime she is laying she is licking. What is the possible reason for this it has went past the cleaning stage.


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Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: wamp] #7053891
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injury, skin problems, environmental, parasite, or food allergies, and boredom or anxiety.

My cocker would lick his feet a lot when the wife wasn't home. As soon as she got home it would quit.

As he got older it started getting worse, because he was deaf and almost blind. So he was anxious about things sneaking up on him. He would curl up in a corner and lick away. The only time he wouldn't is if he was on the couch or chair with someone and they had a hand on him. You didn't have to pet him, just have a hand resting on him.

There were times when he would have his whole foot in his mouth.


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Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: elkaholic] #7053894
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Originally Posted by elkaholic
There were times when he would have his whole foot in his mouth.


i don't think I'm overly anxious, but I do that too quite often...

Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: wamp] #7053895
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My wife's little dog does this incessantly. We believe it is caused by anxiety and is simply a bad habit.

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Dogs equivalent to bitting nails.

Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: wamp] #7053907
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I can be petting her and she is still licking them.
She hears and sees well she is 4 years old.
It's gotten worse in the last month or so.

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Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: Gulo] #7053982
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Originally Posted by Gulo
Originally Posted by elkaholic
There were times when he would have his whole foot in his mouth.


i don't think I'm overly anxious, but I do that too quite often...

Ha! grin


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Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: wamp] #7053989
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My Chesapeake started doing that last year. After a week or so of " knock it off" every time he would do it, he stopped. Only very rarely does it now. Seems almost hypnotic and just snapping him out of it each time eventually worked.

I would try to get it stopped as soon as you can. I have seen Labs, when not corrected, lick the hair right off their foot, then ya got a whole other problem....................

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Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: wamp] #7054016
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Are yorkie did this for months. Would drive me nuts laying in bed watching her not stop lick her paws. The vet said to try a different brand of food, so we switch that and about after 3 days after starting the new brand the paw licking stopped.

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Our lab did this only on the back feet, Vet said it was food allergies, we have had to feed her grain free food since she was a pup and we take her in about every 6 months for an allergy shot

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Originally Posted by super cub
Our lab did this only on the back feet, Vet said it was food allergies, we have had to feed her grain free food since she was a pup and we take her in about every 6 months for an allergy shot


And did it work?

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My beagle is always licking her feet and scratching allergies they say.

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Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: wamp] #7054092
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I was just watching a video about this on facebook. (big brother at work after responding to this)
It was basically saying a lot of dogs do it when they are having stomach issues.


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Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: elkaholic] #7054096
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Probably a yeast infection.

Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: wamp] #7054104
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Allergies . My bassett did it . Ended up giving her shots. Then switch to a special diet.
But now there are vitamins for that.

Dino vits is one . Good luck can be tons of allergens.

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My cur will lick, scratch and bite himself every fall. Starts when winter wheat harvest starts and lasts 6 weeks. We tried to avoid medication, but after scabs and oozing wounds, we give him a steroid when the allergies start. Good food has helped, as well as moving to an area with less agriculture.
We even tried a blue suit to keep him from hurting himself. That was hilarious.

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K snow, How awful. You dressed him as a democrat. I would be depressed myself.


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Re: Dog licking front paws [Re: SGT. C] #7054816
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K snow, How awful. You dressed him as a democrat. I would be depressed myself.


We got him John Deer baby socks to cover his feet too. He refused to go outside dressed up.

The other color options weren't any better.

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