Julie Hilton Head Island, SC 3/2/2012 1:43:47 AM Kathy from MD...wow thanks so much!! My little guy Camo is a mini Schnauzer, not the familiar black/gray color but the white/dirty white-gray color. He began licking his feet about 6 months ago, our vet said to switch foods, so I feed all of my dogs Blue Buffalo Wilderness now. It was great for one month, Camo lost weight and stopped the incessant licking. When I took him back to our vet because he started licking again, and had red fur rimming his eyes, the vet said he is licking due to separation anxiety and wanted to medicate him with Xanax (wtf?) which would be a plausible theory if he were ever alone. I am a housewife so he is never alone. I'm not trashing our vet, he's a kind and decent man who clearly loves animals, but he sometimes doesn't seem to listen to me, like maybe he's already made the diagnosis and cannot accept any information that doesn't support his ideas. I will have his glucose levels checked ASAP now thanks to your post :) Lord knows I don't want him to have diabetes, but if he does my first priority is getting it under control and getting him healthy. Thanks again!