Help! Hannibal is 9 yrs old and licks his paws

Bully Girl

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Hannibal came to us with allergies and was started on Apoquel. He was a show dog raised on pee gravel & when we got him home and he stepped on grass the poor thing began licking his paws. The Apoquel helped at first maybe almost a year but then it just stopped working. Now the vet has him on Benadryl. I just feel so bad for him. We live in a farm area so there is grass everywhere. We did stone some areas thinking he would enjoy that but now he heads straight for the grass. Any ideas? I can’t fence him in. Hannibal is a big boy weighing in at 72 lbs.
 

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1. Wipe his paws down with Baby Wipes when he is done walking on grasses.
2. Get him allergy tested and start the shot routine right away.
3. Consider monthly Cytopoint Injections.
 

2BullyMama

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Hannibal came to us with allergies and was started on Apoquel. He was a show dog raised on pee gravel & when we got him home and he stepped on grass the poor thing began licking his paws. The Apoquel helped at first maybe almost a year but then it just stopped working. Now the vet has him on Benadryl. I just feel so bad for him. We live in a farm area so there is grass everywhere. We did stone some areas thinking he would enjoy that but now he heads straight for the grass. Any ideas? I can’t fence him in. Hannibal is a big boy weighing in at 72 lbs.
Agree with Chip…. Wipe paws after being out, be sure they are dry and start Cytopoint shots
 
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Bully Girl

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Agree with Chip…. Wipe paws after being out, be sure they are dry and start Cytopoint shots
Cytopoint was given at the vet and what a difference. We have also been doing epsom salt soaks. Hannibal’s paws are looking terrific. Thank you for suggesting Cytopoint!
 

2BullyMama

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Cytopoint was given at the vet and what a difference. We have also been doing epsom salt soaks. Hannibal’s paws are looking terrific. Thank you for suggesting Cytopoint!
Now that you started the shot… go as long as you can , watch for signs of it wearing off. Lambeau can got two months in winter, but spring through fall it is every four weeks for his shot
 

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