...a chewer! Hudson, you are so lucky to have that problem gone.
Java chews her front paws all the time (or so it seems). I just got a Paw Plunger and I'm going to put Betadine in it with a little water and see if that helps. I know she has allergies and it smells like yeast. The vet said dogs with those allergies also tend to have ear, anal gland, and itchy feet issues. Fits Java to a 'T'! Would love to see her relaxed instead of chew, chew, chew.
Did you consider the allergy testing expensive? I know it's all relative but if the Betadine doesn't work I don't know what to do.
I finally had Hudson allergy tested and his biggest allergy was to a type of mold that caused a build up of yeast in his system. He went on meds to reduce the yeast and now I have a new dog! He is... more
He is now taking chlorpheniramine twice daily and fish oil twice daily. I changed his food to Nutro limited ingredient fish and potato and he is like a new dog. The chlorpheniramine can be purchased... more
My friend has a dobie (a rescue) who wears booties all the time due to paw chewing. She's tried everything. She'd like to know who/how environmental testing is done because she's sure he doesn't have ... more
We went to an Animal Dermatologist and Hudson had a skin test where they shave a part of his side and prick him with needles that have allergens on them and test his response on a scale of 1-4 (he... more
It's only fairly recently that people have begun to look more at environmental allergies with dogs. I wonder how many dogs are put on elimination diets who actually have environmental instead of food ... more