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!
It could be a sign of a medical or behavioral problem
What looks like nail biting isn't always actually nail biting. Dogs lick and chew at areas of their paws when something's stuck in their pad or when they have allergies, but both cases usually result in pups biting at their paws instead of the actual nails. But your little guy is biting at something, and that needs to be fixed; so whisk him away to the vet's office as soon as possible.
Why Do Dogs Chew Their Feet? - K9 Magazine
Like yeast, bacterial organisms also are normally found on your dog’s paws, but a secondary health condition can cause them to multiply excessively. Symptoms include licking/biting, redness, swelling, pain/itching and abscess. Your vet can take a sample tissue from the affected area and evaluate it to determine if bacteria are the problem and, if so, prescribe either oral or topical antibiotics and antibacterial shampoos and soaks.
Keeping Dogs' Paws Healthy - AKC Canine Health Foundation