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Old September 28th, 2008, 09:40 PM
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dog constantly licking paws

My dog is constantly licking her back paws. I have tried to look to see if there is a cut but so far can't see anything; something is bothering her though as she does try to move her paws away but she is still able to walk/run as normal. Also, her once white paws are now turning a brown/red colour in between the toes. Is there anything I can do to help her?
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Old September 28th, 2008, 09:53 PM
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I think it sounds like an allergy, or reaction to something. Try to make sure she doesn't walk on fertilized lawns too.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Old September 28th, 2008, 10:26 PM
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I'd have to say she must be being exposed to something daily that's causing it. Where does she walk at? If it's in your yard only, is she being exposed to any chemicals on the lawn?

This is something I'd go to the vet for. Maybe a skin scraping/biopsy could help you get some answers. Then you can probably get a cream or something for her paws and maybe even those neat little booties.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 02:11 AM
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This could be a yeast infection, sore joints, parasite related (like mange etc), chemical burn (like fertilizer as mentioned), it could be a growth between the toes, could be an allergy to vaccines, flea allergy, food allergy, enviromental allergy (like pollen, household cleaner), it could also be a psychosomatic comfort soother to her when she is bored/stressed.

Best to have her into see the vet to start to rule out some of these potential causes keep us updated on how she's doing
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Old September 29th, 2008, 02:51 AM
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I agree with Growler.

Please take her to your vet and then post with an update.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Keep her from licking as much as possible, using a cone if necessary. Take her to the vet to figure out what the cause is. The brown/red colour is likely a comibnation of irritation (red) and saliva (brown).
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