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Old 12-03-2012, 05:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why is he chewing his feet? All night long tonight I heard him licking and chewing! I got up at 3... Turned on the lights.. Examined his feet... Spread his paw apart .. I see nothing... He has imaginary fleas or imaginary splinters


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Could this be because of the ear ache? Not sure how they would relate ... But that's what's ailing him...


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Could it be allergies? My dog used to go through this several times a year. A small amount (1/4 t. for a 5 lb. dog) of fish oil per day on Leo's food seems to help. Have you mentioned it to your vet?
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It's the first I have noticed it... We have had Ari a little over a month so I don't have a lot of background on him.. I will try the fish oil for sure ... He finally fell asleep about 5... How does the chewing work with allergies? Is that a symptom? I'm new to all of this ...


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Leah does he have ear ache? Daisy did this when she had ear infection scratched her ear then licked and chewed her pawn she doesn't do it now that its gone only to clean herself when she feels dirty eg shell rub her face and lick her paws after she eats
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Laurel did that this the summer, due to environmental allergies. The vet had me give her Benadryl and wipe her feet when we came in from outside.
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Ear infection... licking feet.... Definitely sounds like allergies.

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Why do they lick their feet? Like us sneezing?


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Bella does this as well. I have given her Childrens Benedryl. I too have environmental allergies and I take Zyrtec. I saw somewhere on here that someone gave their fluff Zyrtec. Sure would be nice to be able to buy us both the same medicine. Do they make childrens Zyrtec? if not would I just give her 1/2 a pill?
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Bella does this as well. I have given her Childrens Benedryl. I too have environmental allergies and I take Zyrtec. I saw somewhere on here that someone gave their fluff Zyrtec. Sure would be nice to be able to buy us both the same medicine. Do they make childrens Zyrtec? if not would I just give her 1/2 a pill?
I would ask the vet for a dosage.
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