The paw wiping seems like a lot of work at first--but once you get into the routine it gets easier. We have tried several things that have helped with red itchy paws. Food is one--here are som other things to consider...

Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet. Anything they come in contact with will be absorbed in. Chemicals on hardwood floors, ceramic floors, carpet fresh, detergents with fragrances in them all can irritate your allergy dog. I switched over to a floor steamer for my hardwoods and ceramic floors. I think we only use chemical cleaners once in a blue moon--and when we are done we are sure to rinse with clean water and dry several times to reduce the amount of chemical exposure Lucy gets from cleaning products. Just a thought!