Q: my dog is chewing her paws
May 2, 2009 | By Llskipper | 12 answers | Expired: 1963 days ago
we just moved to the country. she chews her paws alot. she has no fleas. could she have got some fungus from the ground, if so what can we use to take care of the problem
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May 04, 2009
Could have various reasons - boredom, fleas, allergies, fungal infections. My Lab had some infection from being in the water all the time. You want to rule out any possible medical reasons by taking your dog to the vet. I would suspect that 90% of these cases would have to be due to some type of medical reason. I don't think you can rule out fleas, but I guess that could depend on where you live. I live in the South and I don't think there is a dog without fleas, even with flea treatments.
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May 03, 2009
Is she chewing her paws or maybe just chewing her nails? My dogs chew their nails, it keeps them short so we don't have to cut them that often for them (they hate the nail clippers). It really does look like they're chewing their paws when they do that though. If your dog really is chewing her paws though, get it checked by the vet. I would guess, like everyone else has said so far, it may just be allergies or anxiety.
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