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    Chewing feet?

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    My dog chews her feet all the time and it drives me nuts. She only does it in the winter, so I'm thinking it's skin related, like a dry skin or allergy problem? But I don't know anything about causes or how to stop her. Anyone have any experience or advice on this?
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    My dog does it, but it is an anxiety thing with him.
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    she probably is chewing her nails ? mine does that.
    might be the salt out that makes her itchy ???
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    My dog does that like crazy. He actually makes his paws bleed sometimes. I think it's an allergy thing for him. He has to take an allergy pill twice a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amy1117 View Post
    My dog does it, but it is an anxiety thing with him.
    I was wondering if it was an anxiety thing, because she has issues with that, but it's only winter that she does it.
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    Try wiping her feet off when she comes back inside and see if it helps after a while. It very well could be an allergen bothering her and if you wipe her feet it may lessen the severity. Try using baby wipes or some sort of cleansing cloth. If that doesn't work then I'd talk to your vet about putting her on some antihistamines.
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    My puppy had to go get some shots last week and the vet noticed his feet were pink and asked if he was biting them. He said its from the salt on the ground and to wipe his paws with a wet washcloth or baby wipes when he comes in and it should go away. If it continues in the spring it might be an allergy to something on the grass.
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    We had a dog that did that... it was annoying for everyone including the dog. It ended up being a severe allergy combined with anxiety for him.
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    Wipe her pads and between her toes with a warm rag and then dry them completely when she comes inside. It could be an allergen, which is the most likely cause since she is only doing it in the winter.

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