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Pauline Martin
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nespa is licking her paws a lot at the moment. Sad I checked it out with the vet when she went for her recent annual health check. Like me he couldn't see any problem with her paws and her licking didn't seem to be causing any harm either. Confused He suggested spraying her paws with Bitter Apples to deter her. Rolling Eyes Some hope Shocked I sprayed her once and she then became so determined to lick it off despite the bad taste that there was an even more intense period of licking. At the moment therefore I just discourage her when I am around - mainly because I can't stand the noisy slurping!. Is she bored? Does she have an alergy? In the past she has sometimes licked her paws for a short period of time in the spring but nothing this intense or prolonged. At the moment I am thinking of washing her paws using a mild solution of Malaseb shampoo - I've used it with Bonita when she has had itchy skin. Any thoughts dear people?

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've noticed that Charlie is licking his paws alot at the moment. No sign of any problems or anything stuck, so I do wonder if it is the time of year. I've not tried anything to stop him as it hasn't caused a problem so far and he hates his feet being fiddled with, so makes it as difficult at possible.

I'm with you Pauline, the slurping noise is probably the worst part of it. That, and the large wet patch on the carpet. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 7:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Daisy licks her paws whatever season it is. She drives Peter mad. I can't find anything wrong, so it must be a Serra habit Rolling Eyes
Witchy one of my old Samoyeds (now in dog heaven) used to lick her front legs continually, removing her white fur leaving brown marks. I tried everything until one day at a dog show a groomer recommended - Capsicum Tincture BPC - I believe it is used in home wine making. (You buy from Chemists). Well it worked but I have yet to resort to it for Daisy but I might shortly as Peter is threatening to leave home Exclamation Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Many "serra" have this problem feet licking some even shave their hair, presumably nobody knows where it comes from too.
Personally I clean the floor with organic products to avoid allergies.
For some dogs the problem is definitely in the head ... and there is a more complicated process!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks Catherine it's very re-assuring that paw licking is commoon.

Daisy licks any time of the year. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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