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    I noticed blood on the carpet so of course I had to investigate. Gordo licked his paw so raw that it started bleeding. I was going to put some socks on his paws with a hair tie but was worried about cutting off his circulation. How do you prevent your bully from licking their paws??

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    Default Re: Excessive licking of the paws

    Do you know why Gordo has been licking his paws raw? maybe he has a wound on his paw or an insect bite? is this a new symptom? Try to find the cause first and remedy that if at all possible.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Do you know why Gordo has been licking his paws raw? maybe he has a wound on his paw or an insect bite? is this a new symptom? Try to find the cause first and remedy that if at all possible.
    It's allergies, I have been consistent on wiping every time he comes back in.

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    Okay, so with allergies lots of things to consider: food--maybe a switch is in order. Or environmental..the grass he's running around on causing the allergies? You can give him some benadryl or loratadine (claritin) to help.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Okay, so with allergies lots of things to consider: food--maybe a switch is in order. Or environmental..the grass he's running around on causing the allergies? You can give him some benadryl or loratadine (claritin) to help.
    Yeah it's definitely grass allergies

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    Hi, if its definitely allergies to grass, then wiping his paws will help, but maybe instead of putting socks on him inside, you can buy him some doggie boots for when he's outside, that way he'll be with you and you can see if he takes them off in case he eats or chews them. Also Benadryl will help with the symptoms as well. At least this is only a seasonal thing, and should calm down in the Fall and Winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Hi, if its definitely allergies to grass, then wiping his paws will help, but maybe instead of putting socks on him inside, you can buy him some doggie boots for when he's outside, that way he'll be with you and you can see if he takes them off in case he eats or chews them. Also Benadryl will help with the symptoms as well. At least this is only a seasonal thing, and should calm down in the Fall and Winter.
    Hi thanks. I do all of that already besides the boots because I know he will not walk in those haha he is stubborn

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    Foot soaks when he comes in will help tremendously. Also give him some Benadryl to help relieve the itching now. My Ram had these issues. It's manageable but a huge PITA
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    Does Gordo have reddish brown stains on his paws or under his paw pads?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    Does Gordo have reddish brown stains on his paws or under his paw pads?


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    No he doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldozersma View Post
    Foot soaks when he comes in will help tremendously. Also give him some Benadryl to help relieve the itching now. My Ram had these issues. It's manageable but a huge PITA
    Thank you, I am going to go give him a bath now.

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    Default Re: Excessive licking of the paws

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldozersma View Post
    Foot soaks when he comes in will help tremendously. Also give him some Benadryl to help relieve the itching now. My Ram had these issues. It's manageable but a huge PITA
    Exactly what we have to do for Banks... She is allergic to all things green
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