Dog Allergies Can Cause Paw Chewing

Atopic dermatitis, or inhalant allergy in dogs, is similar to hay fever in humans except that the result is usually foot-chewing rather than respiratory signs.

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Antihistamines may provide complete or at least adequate relief for many dogs, especially when used in combination with omega-3 fatty acid supplements. Each dog is different, so you may have to try several types and dosages to find the best one.

Food allergy also has to be considered because it can cause the same signs as atopy. Allergy can develop to any food, though protein sources are most often the problem. Hypothyroidism can also contribute to many allergic conditions.

Veterinary dermatologists are available to address non-responsive or complicated cases.

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albina   lees aummit, Missouri

5/17/2013 5:59:36 PM

I am despart!!!! my 11 yr. old malteze is chewing on her paws to the point that they are so swollen. She has taken every allergy med. to no avail. Please somebody HELP

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Andra   Gold Coast Australia, GA

4/29/2012 12:46:30 AM

I have been reading about all the paw problems associated with allergies. I have a similar problem with my two dogs, though not as
severe.

I was just wondering if anyone has tried a product call "stop chew". It won't treat the cause but it will stop the dog from chewing. I used it to spray on furniture when my dog was a pup. It can be sprayed onto a cloth and wiped onto the dogs paw or leg. Don't spray it near the dog
though.

Also, I have found using the plastic cone attached to my dogs collar, most of the time, very
effective.

Hope this helps and good luck with it all.

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Diana Rayburn   Greenville, NC

10/26/2011 6:28:00 AM

I ordered Derma Paw and it really isn't doing much for my dog and his chewing his paws. However, there are times his feet look really dry and I put it on and it helps make them feel softer. But, it is not dong much for his chewing problem.

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Donna   Port St Lucie, FL

2/16/2011 8:10:59 AM

I have a choc. Lab who is allergic to EVERYTHING. He has Chronic ear infections and bites his paws to the point that they hurt him to walk. He's been on every kind of meds out there...even the very strong one Atopica which almost killed him. Now he is just on Aller-chlor. It's helping soom, but the paw biting is certainly out-of-control. Does this Derma Paw work? I'd just like to have something to soak his feet in to make them not sore.

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