Allergies are a common problem that leads to licking of the feet (especially when multiple feet are involved) and other areas. Allergies can be environmental, food, or flea related. Treatment includes anti-histamines, frequent bathing, omega-3 fatty acids, anti-biotics/antifungal (for secondary infections), steroids, immune modulating drugs, and allergy shots.
There are some immune mediated diseases that can lead to cracking, discomfort, and chewing of the pads as well. Treatment includes steroids and/or immune modulating drugs.
Have your dog examined by a veterinarian who will help you form a good treatment plan.
In addition to hockey4eva's answer, dogs might also chew on their paws because their nails are too long and need clipping, or because they have arthritis and/or other pain in their "feet", or because of an itch or skin condition. It may be worth taking your pup to the vet if it continues, since they will chew their little feet raw sometimes. Good luck!
I am going to try this thanks so much. My toy pom puppy does not stop crying while she scratches and licks her paws and mouth area. Il let you know how it goes thanks so much
My dog chews on her back paws she seems to do this when she is getting tired is this normal
Our year old German Shepard dog recently started chewing and licking her paws, paw pads and in between her paw-'toes.' The vet put her on an antibiotic and we have to wash her paws with prescribed anti-yeast pads twice a day and don't let her lick again until it is dry. She also got a steroid shot. It has only been one day but the improvement in her behavior is remarkable! We are glad we took her to the vet for treatment.
My dog kc was doing the same thing she has diabetes which we didn't know at the time but..it wasn't from that we started giving her two children's chewable benadryl tablets twice a day...its sometimes just a habit...also soaking the pets feet in a warm tub or sink of water really does help a lot..she use to hate taking baths now she goes to the tub now and begs to get in ..also a stressed out dog does this as well...I have cute the benedryl out now unless she tends to start chewing at the feet again
My yorkie is 2 yrs old I took him to the vet for crusty spots on his back with hair loss he gave me fungus shampoo I did what he told me and gave him the doxycycline for ten days now he still chews the tops of his feet he has real bad breath and his eyes are getting matted what do I do
If you haven't already checked his paws to see if there was something irritating them, such as a thorn, splinter, or stick, it may be a good idea to. It could also be a habit. Many dogs develop weird habits when they are bored or don't get enough attention.
My dog does this too. Allergies is the cause. I cut beef out of her diet and this seemed to of helped. This was recommended by my Vet.. She hardly does it now...
Mine too! Probably allergies. We have been battling this for months and they usually get infected. We have tried everything short of a new (grain free) diet. Could also be a contact dermatitis, something she walks on, like cedar chips, or grass, or lawn chemicals.
Could also just be a compulsion or boredom.
He may be picking 'stick-tights' out of them.
Your dog likes being clean,or she could have hot paws so try and bathe them in cool water
My dog does this too and when we go to dog shows he also does it in his crate and he's a nervous dog so it's probably cause he/she is excited,anxious, or nervous.
My dog does it too I put olive oil on her paws and after a few days she was tottaly fine
My dog chews his feet all the time his feet are raw!! HELP!
It might be a nervous disorder, call your vet and ask them if you should bring her in, or take her to a trainer or behaviorist. Maybe one of them can help her to break the habit. Hope this helps, good luck.
My 2 year old dog will not stop biting her feet and then she finds it hard to walk
She probably has tiny fleas. Get her some meds. If not, take her to the vet.