Why My Dog Licks And Chews His Paw? | Dogalize
Licking and chewing paws is a quite common behavior, but if your dog does it insistently and repeatedly, you should worry and consult your vet, especially if the licking is accompanied by redness, swelling, odor, bleeding, limping or other possible signs of pain and infection.
Possible causes for licking and chewing paws:
- wounds to the toes or paw pads
- fractured claws or toes
- foreign bodies that may be lodged between the toes
- allergic skin desease
- food allergies
- interdigital cysts
- autoimmune diseases
Regardless of the cause, if you notice that your dog is licking or chewing his paws, seek veterinary advice, especially since most of these cases are treatable if addressed by a professional early.
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