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Why is my dog licking her paws?

I have a female English bulldog that has been licking her paws for a week. Sometimes when I give her a treat, I get a lick, or a few licks and then she'll lick her paws for a few more seconds before she eats it. It almost seems like she doesn't want to eat her treat, just the lick. What could this be?

ANSWER:

Sounds to me like she is nervous and not comfortable.

QUESTION:

Dog licking paws &, licking feet - what's wrong?

Our dog started licking her feet when we came back from vacation. She has been doing this for three days now. She's 9 months old and has never been like this before. She seems to enjoy it. My husband says maybe she's having fun and trying to play. My husband and I don't think that's it. What could be the problem? What should we do?

ANSWER:

Have you tried clipping her toenails. Some dogs need that.

QUESTION:

Dog licking his feet, why is he doing that?

My female dog did this same thing yesterday for the first time in her life. I've never seen her do it before. I've also never seen a female dog do this.

What does it mean and why is she doing this?

ANSWER:

This is a reflexive behaviour called ptya. It is a way for your dog to feel relaxed. It means she is very happy. As for the fact that she is a female dog, this is also considered a female behaviour. I think you can make her feel more relaxed by placing her on the table, and rubbing her tummy and back. This will also make her focus on the massage and will make her stop the reflexive behaviour. You can take a look at this link for more information: http://www.sapkalahari.org/petya_females.php. Good luck!

QUESTION:

Why does my dog have an infection between his ribs?

My 12 yr old boxer started limping on Saturday, has been limping almost continuously since and had a fever. When we picked him up today he was limping worse, had his nose slightly red, his ears were sticking out, and he was very agitated and limping very slowly. He seemed very ill. We have taken him to the vet and have had xrays done which show no clear cuts or problems but a small infection of some kind between his ribs. The vet says this could have been the result of an injury that occurred while he was playing or fighting.

He has not been eating or drinking much and seems extremely agitated. His back seems to be more arched and he seems to have a problem breathing. He seems like he is in pain and will not go to the bathroom. His ears are sticking out more. He is just in a very bad state. We have been bathing him with a mixture of castor oil and baking soda, and giving him Bepamax at night. We are trying to make him comfortable, but are at a loss as to what is wrong with him. Any suggestions?

ANSWER:

Thanks for your question. It seems your dog has a rib infection. This is most likely to be an abscess. The infection has a tendency to get worse very quickly and then will resolve slowly. I am going to tell you what I would do in your situation. This will depend on your dog’s age and health as well as your family’s tolerance for discomfort. As I mentioned earlier, an abscess is an inflammation of the rib. It is caused by a blockage of a lymph node on the underside of the rib. Sometimes when you get an infection it can spread to the lymph nodes. The infection can also develop on both sides of the rib but it will most likely show on the side that is closer to the heart. The symptoms are fever, chills, increased breathing rate, pain and stiffness. It is caused by toxins entering the body and causing a build up of fluid and inflammation. The abscess can be felt as a hard lump that is painful to touch and can be warm to the touch. It will usually get worse during the night and then resolve during the day. If you have access to a dog hospital they will be able to diagnose this for you. My advice is to make sure your dog is comfortable by letting him out of the cage on a towel or blanket to go to the bathroom. You can buy an inexpensive chest bandage to help him feel more comfortable if necessary. If you have a hot water bottle your dog will probably like to sleep with that. My advice to you is to call your vet immediately as you can possibly get treatment for your dog and if there are any problems with the abscess, or if you have any questions about it, the vet can answer them.

It’s been suggested that you can use olive oil on the infection, which has a slightly antiviral effect. Don’t use olive oil for long periods of time though because it will increase your dog’s appetite. I personally don’t think it’s necessary to keep your dog in the cage. In fact I personally would never do this. If you do decide to keep him in the cage then you can put a towel over the bars so he can get to his food and water and get some rest. Try to keep his bedding clean, but at the end of the day, it is your decision.

Dogs do not need to be confined by themselves in a cage 24 hours a day. If they are able to get out for exercise and to relieve themselves on a towel, then there is no need to keep them in the cage all the time. If you really want to take your dog into the cage though, I would suggest that you keep it to 20-30 minutes max.

It is important to keep your dog well fed. If you are feeding dry food, remember that he can dry down, and therefore, get dehydrated. This can lead to heat stroke if your dog isn’t hydrated. If your dog is hungry, they will eat. If your dog is hungry, they will eat. If you don’t feed your dog in the morning or feed them too little at any other time, it will make them hungrier later. It’s really not a big deal.

It’s important to keep your dog’s environment clean. If you feed your dog wet food and the food is sitting in a bowl or on the floor, it will attract fleas. This could affect your dog’s overall health. If you choose to feed your dog dry food, make sure to feed him in a clean environment. If you have a dog in the house, you should keep them away from where your food is.

Dogs should not be given table scraps. Dogs are really attracted to the food. This is a problem. If you aren’t feeding your dog food, then don’t give them scraps. That’s not what this is for. If you want your dog to get a little exercise, just put their food outside. They can get exercise by sniffing around the food and maybe running it into the house when they get excited to see it.

Don’t let your dog eat on the floor! They can eat and drink on the floor. This is a gross habit. If your dog eats on the floor, then there is a high risk of them rolling the food around and ingesting it. I’m not saying you should just put their food in the floor and let


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