Why Does My Dog . . . Lick and Chew His Feet? By: Dr. Patty Khuly

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By: Dr. Patty Khuly

I follow Dr. Patty Khuly all the time. She has a lot of great info about all types of pets, their behavior, training and medical info. Here is a great blogging article. Enjoy!!

Plenty of owners observe this common behavior in their dogs and wonder if they should be concerned. In some cases, dogs will gently but insistently lick one or both paws, but other canines will go so far as to chew on their toes, which can be disconcerting for any pet owner.

So should you be worried?

The short answer is yes. You should always consult with your vet about this behavior, especially if it comes on suddenly, persists for long periods of time, or is accompanied by redness, swelling, odor, bleeding, limping or other possible signs of pain and infection.

Although most dogs engage in this behavior occasionally for unknown…

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