Why Is My Dog

(max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/Why is my dog licking his paws-3384908-5ca908a8d720458bb431fcc49ec0774a. png) Dogs lick their paws for many reasons. They probably lick their hands daily to keep them clean.

Reasons Why Dogs Lick Their Paws

If you see your dog loxing its paws, it's time to take some action. Learn why your pet licks its tail and how to react appropriately. Dogs often lick their toes when they are itchy, irritable, or painful. A claw injury or foreign object may explain the sudden onset of the wolf-licking behavior. Allergies often cause itching or irritability of the claw pad, causing a dog to lick its paws. Look at the top and bottom of the feet, the toenails and nail beds, and the spaces in between the digits. Look for foreign objects, cuts, bruises, bleeding, swelling, redness, crusting, scabs, discharge, broken nail and scratches. The licking might have started due to the stress and then developed into a habit that has become more pleasant for the dog. Consult a dog trainer or behaviorist for help. If this does not work, a physical restraint like an e-collar may be necessary. Consider working with a dog owner, animal behaviorist or veterinary specialist in behavior. . . .

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