Chewing paws? =/

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Re: Chewing paws? =/

Postby dogs4jen » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:02 pm

I would skip the Blue Buffalo, I have heard of a lot of dogs getting sick on it lately. Maybe try California Natural, and like Misskiwi said, try to get her to stop licking them, which may be easier said than done.
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Re: Chewing paws? =/

Postby MollyPop » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:28 pm

I stop her every time I see her do it.
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Re: Chewing paws? =/

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:13 pm

MollyPop wrote:I stop her every time I see her do it.


Thats a start, but not nearly good enough. Every bit of moisture feeds the bacteria and yeast on her skin.

Put an e-collar on her if you have to, but NO, NONE, ZERO licking.

If she's really that miserable she should be put on a short course of steroids for the itch and also have any secondary infections treated with oral medications if severe or shampoos if mild.
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Re: Chewing paws? =/

Postby akaspaddero » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:25 pm

I have fed my Maddie , as she has allergies, Blue Buffalo Basic Salmon and Potato. We love it and it really helps Maddie. She isn't licking or red at all. I'd recommend it to others 100%
http://bluebuffalo.com/dog-food/basics-salmon
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Re: Chewing paws? =/

Postby starrlamia » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:25 pm

star_frances wrote:
starrlamia wrote:Yeah wiping her feet down could help, I use tea tree oil spray for brie and baby wipes, you can try soaking feet in acv and water too


Be careful with the tea tree oil, in case you didn't know to dilute it:

"External application of tea tree oil undiluted and/or at inappropriate high doses has been associated with toxicity, including death, in cats and other animals, due to ingestion during grooming."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_tree_oil#Safety

Just want your pups to be safe!

yah it takes a lot of tea tree oil to be poisonous though (something like a few tablespoons, which is a lot for an essential oil!), i dilute my own, and only use a couple of drops!
ACV and water is my fave :D I would avoid food with potato and sweet potato incase its a yeast issue. And add some probiotics.
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