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Q: my dog is chewing her paws

May 2, 2009 | By Llskipper | 12 answers | Expired: 1985 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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Makayla Y.
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May 13, 2009

my two dogs do it to

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di
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May 06, 2009

we have a boston that has stomach upset occasionally, and she will lick her feet, or chew on them, a quick dose of pepto bismol and she calms down, so check to see if she has an upset stomach or does this out of habit.

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Stacy H.
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May 05, 2009

Sounds like allergies to me, are the inside of her ears dirtier than than used to be and smell? My big dog Max takes Benedryl as directed by his vet. I see a lot of labs who do this also, not sure if it is allergies or a nervous condition.

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Connie S.
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May 05, 2009

My chihuahua chews on her feet if her nails start getting long. Just a thought. Check the length of your dogs nails.

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Tiana0rawks
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May 04, 2009

Shes probably hungry. Jkkkkk. My puppy does that. I think shes just cleaning them and getting the gunk and stuff out.

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SISSI V.
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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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arleen z.
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May 03, 2009

I had a dog years ago that did that the vet told me it was allergy related , But i would take her to the vet to make sure

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Makayla A.
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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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Jean K.
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May 03, 2009

I had a dog that did this. It was an allergy but I really think Courtney is right. Take her to the vet to find out the real cause and he can guide you as to meds if they are necessary.

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Courtney H.
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May 03, 2009

I would have the vet check it out.
It could be stress of the move or also allergies.

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