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Excessive paw licking/chewing and drooling

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by DancesWithCurs, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    A friend of mine's dog has been acting very odd lately. About a week ago she started chewing on her paws and licking them excessively, for long amounts of time. She's also been drooling a lot, which is odd because she's not a very drooly dog. Dog was taken to the vet and they couldn't find anything, just recommended bitter apple. It's stopped a good portion of the chewing, but she still chews and then drools excessively right after, and has started standing and staring off at nothing as she drools. Anyone had this issue?
  2. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Could be OCD?
    What kind of dog is it?
  3. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Mutt. At best we know the daddy was a GSH Pointer, but that's it. Mom was a real mixed dog
  4. dalvers63

    dalvers63 Good Dog

    Is it possible that she is poisoning herself? Anything new on the carpet, floors, lawn? If they have already ruled out yeast infections the first thing I would think of is the dog stepped in something and is trying to get it off...and ingesting it in the process
  5. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    That's something to consider. They have a lawn guy but he had been instructed to not put pesticide on the lawn. I will ask them to look into this
  6. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Update: Turns out the lawn guy did admit to spraying the lawn. The business apologized and will pay all of Sasha's vet bills related to this
  7. dalvers63

    dalvers63 Good Dog

    Glad to hear that they're taking responsibility! Poor Sasha - I hope she is feeling better soon!
  8. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    wow poor Sasha, I am so glad that the lawn company is going to pay for the vet bills and that the mystery is solved
  9. VincentVega

    VincentVega Puppy

    Another feel good story thanks for sharing! What lawn care company was it?
  10. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    No idea. I know it wasn't a big one, like Scotts or anything

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