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What to do about my dog licking her feet, making them sore?


My dog keeps licking her feet, making them sore. It used to happen just in the summer but now it’s all year round.


Itchy feet- technically known as “pododermatitis” – is a common problem in dogs, and there are many possible causes, from allergies to mites to immune-type problems. The best answer is to visit the vet with your dog, and they may even recommend a referral to a specialist skin vet. Sometimes a one-off treatment is enough to cure the problem, while in other cases, ongoing long term medication is needed to control the itchiness.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.