dogs  pets


Question by  Stan (75)

What does it mean when dogs start chewing on their feet?

My dog can not seem to keep his feet out of his mouth.


Answer by  Klaviermann2000 (19)

In many cases, dogs will chew on their feet as a side effect to an allergy or a problem with digestion. Check with a veterinarian to see if there may be foods to which your dog is allergic, or make sure the dog is not eating out-of-the-ordinary foods.


Answer by  afamb (557)

He probably has thrush or something embedded into his paw that is irritating him. Check his paws, pads, and between his toes. Soak in warm water to dislodge splinters.


Answer by  Qwitzon (578)

The most common answer is an allergy. This may not be a contact allergy, it may be something eaten or a spray that was applied someplace other than the feet.


Answer by  withluck (1745)

Usually when a dog chews his feet or nails it is a nervous habit, much like people biting their nails. You can assist the dog in developing a better habit by providing plenty of chew toys or raw hides to chew on. You will need to find out what type of toy your dog prefers, and purchase several.

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