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07 Aug 2007

Licking
My male dog who is a year and a half old seems to lick and nibble his 2 front paws the whole time, they are constantly wet. There is nothing to see but he does it the whole time. He also eats his own poo often, which is not the best of things, could this be bad for him? Should I take him to my vet?

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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

He may have an allergy causing him to chew his feet. Grass seeds can also cause irritation and chewing. How long is the fur on his feet? Eating his own faeces is a habit you will need to train him out of. Clean up after him and reward him when he leaves it.
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