Obsessive licking is just about as bad as nails on a chalkboard. It can almost drive you crazy! Some dogs seem to lick and chew their paws almost constantly, only stopping when they are eating or finally fall asleep.
importantly, how can you stop a dog from licking his paws?
Unfortunately, I have seen suggestions online that include spraying your dog's feet with cayenne pepper, putting socks on your dog, give your dog a bone to distract him, yell and scream at your dog. All in an effort to stop dogs from licking their paws. Of course these are just "bandaids" if yeast is the culprit, then of course, NONE of these things will work!
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The paw hasn’t gotten any worse and now looks perfectly normal except for the licking. If he doesn’t stop, next step: back to the vet for some cultures. I can’t tell you how frustrating this paw issue is. I feel like I’m on my way to getting a degree in dog podiatry.
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My doberman has been licking her paws off and on for years. Veterinarian did allergy testing, etc but to no avail. She is still pulling the hair out. I tried a raw diet which helped, and tried too many to list ointments and sprays, but if I didn't cover up the legs with bandages, the licking would continue nonstop. I have mentioned this problem to other dog walkers and one mentioned to use these posh protectors to stop the dog licking at the posh sleeves have been super fast to put on and my dog doesn't lick her legs anymore and the hair is growing back. Finally I found something that works to stop the obsessive licking.Why does my dog lick and chew his feet?
In this video we show you how to stop your dog from licking and biting their paws using all natural household products! The problem is likely a yeast or bacterial irritation from walking around on various surfaces. If your dog likes to go on hikes and swim in ponds like Rudy, this paw-rinse may help!
PAW RINSE MIXTURE
Approximately 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda for 2 Litres of Water.
We use a mixture of water, baking soda, and juniper berry essential oil (DoTerra) for the foot-soak. The oil is just an extra - it will still work with just baking soda and water! Give your puppy some relief with this quick and easy solution.
This is an all-natural way to clean your dogs paws, and hopefully prevent further irritation that can lead to a visit to the vet! If your pet has any serious issues, please make sure to have a PROFESSIONAL diagnose them. This just works for us!When a dog sustains an injury, it will lick at the wound in order to reduce bacteria and keep the wound from getting infected. The downside is that the dog may not stop licking at the injury, and over time it could become raw and difficult to heal. There are a variety of methods you can employ to stop the behavior and keep your dog from licking her injured paw so it can heal.Most dogs do not lick their paws obsessively. The most importantthing for an owner to keep in mind is persistence in treatment. Yourdog might not react to one treatment method, but he will stop thebehavior altogether for another. Consult with a veterinarian fordifferent ideas on how to distract your pet, treat his compulsivebehavior and restore his paw health.