Licking

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  1. Hellojacy

    Hellojacy New Member

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    Does anyone know why both my dogs are constantly licking their paws...
    They are excessively licking and I'm just wondering if its a behavioral thing or if their is something else wrong...
    Please let me know...Thank you
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Paw licking is usually an obsessive/compulsive behaviour brought on by stress of some sort. Can you give us some more information? How long has it been going on? How old are your dogs, what kind, have there been any changes in their lives, etc.?
     
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    Mordy Quigleyfied

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    could be behavioral, but could also be allergy related (contact or food allergy). hard to say without any details tho. :)
     
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    hmm...their both 2year old poodles and they have been doing for the past year or so.
    their haven't been any changes, but thank you for your replies.
     
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    Good point, Mordy. I hadn't really thought about allergies or food related. I've gotten spoiled, not having to worry about that kind of thing. ;)
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Bronki raised a granularloma ...vet said it could be caused by several things..an itchy nerve was why i think his did because he responded to the medicine and it quickly went away and never came back..but boredom..diet..allergy to carpet..all kinds of things can cause that.
     

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