Excessive paw licking or chewing could be the result of food allergies and/or yeast infection.
The problem could be really serious – dogs can chew and lick their paws till the raw flesh is exposed…and keep chewing.
The issue left untreated could lead to serious infections.
You can try this simple application that could help to fight it.
Yeast thrive in a moist environment and in dark, hard to reach places – like between foot pads, in armpit and groin area or around the vulva and anus. Disinfecting and proper care of those parts of a yeasty dog is crucial.
You can use plastic container filled with the below detailed solution, to soak the dog’s feet. The goal is to soak the dog’s feet for 10-15 min, then pat them dry with the paper towel.
Don’t cheat! Spraying dog’s paws will not work! Yeast lives under the nail beds and in all the creases you can’t get to unless dog’s paws aren’t submerged in the solution.
Combine a gallon of water, a cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 1-4 cups of white vinegar at room temperature. It is recommended to use this solution as many times a day as necessary to keep your dog’s feet clean. ‘Clean and dry’ needs to become your routine. There’s no need to rinse. Just pat the paws dry. Leaving the solution dried on your dog’s paws serves as an antifungal and should also reduce licking and digging at the paws.
I always recommend testing dogs for food allergies.
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