They start licking, then chew hard on their feet or butts. We don't have fleas. Their paws and butt only get red or irritated from the licking and chewing.
I will take them for a walk and they come home and do the same thing. And the worst part is they will whine like they are hurt and they are hurting themselves.
They don't do it all the time but I would say it happens at least once a day.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 11:18 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by Dahis at 10:24 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by older at 10:24 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by Simplicity3 at 10:27 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Could be mites too..My baby of 9 years had to be put down last summer cause they got so bad. The vet I used kept telling me she just had allergies. Which i think she did too, But at some point picked up a mite too, and by the time we figured out thats what it was it was too late to do anything with. Plus she was older anyways for her breed...But if you have two dogs doing the samething, what would lead me more to think mites
Answer by bizima4 at 10:30 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
cont. It could also be an obsessive compulsive disorder. Some dogs will continue to lick and chew on themselves even after the itch has stopped because it has become a habit. Some will do it because they are bored or stressed.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 11:20 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
oh Hypothyroidism is another possibility
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 11:22 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by lovingmy4babies at 10:44 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by dancer at 3:09 PM on Apr. 28, 2011