WHY DO DOGS LICK THEIR PAWS?
Dogs lick their paws for various reasons, including allergies, boredom, anxiety, and pain.
Paw licking can lead to infections, hot spots, and other skin problems.
If your dog is excessively licking their paws, it's important to identify the underlying cause.
Allergies are a common cause of paw licking, and can be triggered by food, pollen, or other environmental factors.
Boredom and anxiety can also lead to excessive paw licking, as can pain or discomfort.
To help prevent paw licking, make sure your dog is getting enough exercise and mental stimulation.
Regular grooming and keeping your dog's paws clean can also help prevent infections and other skin problems.
If your dog's paw licking is due to allergies, your vet may recommend a special diet or medication.
In some cases, behavioral training or medication may be necessary to address underlying anxiety or pain issues.