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Dog Licking Feet

Dog Itching

The Three Most Common Causes of Dog Itching Itching, scratching, licking, biting and rubbing up against objects are common issues that dog owners frequently have to deal with. Often, after a closer examination of the animals fur and skin dog owners may notice scabs, sores, dandruff and other worrisome signs. For some dogs, the itching and scratching can become so bad that thinning hair occurs in some spots and large clumps of shedding hair may be…

Dog Sneezing

…Signs of this may be a dog that only seems to sneeze in spring and summer when pollen is at its worst. Watery eyes, discharge from both the nostrils, scratching of the sides, and licking and chewing on the feet are other signs of allergies. Dogs may also show allergic reactions to other things that are inhaled such as dust, strong odors, smoke, perfumes and carpet fibers. Though allergies can be difficult for a dog to live with, they remain…

Dog Depression

…of a dog these issues can also be indicative of depression. Chewing at the feet; pulling and biting the skin; excessive shedding of hair and incessant licking of the body can be signals to an owner that his dog has problems that could well be related to underlying depression.Changes in Weight Dog depression often causes weight disturbances. Most dogs will begin to show signs of as they try to cope with their emotional issues. A few dogs may gain…

Dog Hot Spots

…irritating for the dog who will try to ease the irritation through excessive licking and nibbling. The hairs will fall out and swelling will occur. It isnt life-threatening, but shouldnt be ignored as it can spread and change the behavior of your dog who might even attack if you come too close to the sore spot. Seemingly appearing out of the blue, a hot spot can develop on all breeds of dogs. There tend to be more cases though in dog breeds with…

Dog Paw Injuries

…on a dogs footpads. Both of these types of injuries should be visible upon inspection of the favored paw. A dog may also lick at a paw injured in either of these two ways, and cuts to a dogs footpads tend to bleed a fair amount. If a cut becomes infected, the injured paw may become swollen and warm to the touch. Foreign objects lodged between a dogs toes can also cause significant discomfort. If this is the problem that your dog is experiencing,…

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