Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Why the licking?

  1. #1
    Newbie Bully Ma's Avatar
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    23
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lamb Chop
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Why the licking?

    Lamby has started to lick at her right from paw. This has been going on for 2 weeks or so and there has been no redness or brown staining. Yesterday I did notice that inbetween her toe is starting to get red. She is eating Natural balance bison and sweet potatoe. I put her on that a about a month ago to clear up some eye problems which did go away but not she is licking. Should I try Duck and potatoe?

  2. #2
    Bulldog Vet in Training karenben's Avatar
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    1,056
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Hilda
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: Why the licking?

    probably not the actual protien in the feed possibly the potato ,could be yeast ?,karen

  3. #3
    "Slug Assassin" and PBS Gardening Dweeb Vicaroo1000's Avatar
    Real Name
    Vicki
    Location
    Mukilteo, Washington State
    Posts
    5,794
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Beefeater's Buxom Beatrice and Lord Harrington's Bodacious Beauregaard
    Likes (Received)
    7

    Default Re: Why the licking?

    @karenben is right. Tagging @cowsmom too.

    Did you examine the area closely? Is there a sliver in there or some other debris causing the irritation? Is there a visible sore or perhaps a inter-digital cyst? Can you get a good picture of it?

    Knowing precisely what you have there will dictate the course of treatment.

  4. #4
    Newbie Bully Ma's Avatar
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    23
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lamb Chop
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Why the licking?

    I will get a picture when I get home after work.

  5. #5
    ..........
    Real Name
    Lari
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,495
    Bulldog(s) Names
    (HRH) Her Royal Highness Princess Gracie & Princess Amelia Pond (Amy)
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Why the licking?

    HRH has the nickname Turbo Tongue. She licks the air and her front paws and her bed alternately and obsessively. It's an OCD habit that seems to comfort her. Sometimes it's quite annoying. She has caused staining on her front legs. We usually spray bitter apple on them to get her to stop on the legs.

    But since this is something Lambchop just started it does perhaps seem that it could be allergy instead of OCD.

  6. #6
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,183
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11518

    Default Re: Why the licking?

    Agree with Karen.... potato. Also, could be allergies of some type.... wash/soak her paws a few times a week in warm water and epsom salts
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •