Factors to Consider | Why Do Dogs Chew on Their Feet

What some dog parents may not know is that dogs chewing and licking their feet is very common behavior.

Take a look at these common factors that could be triggering the chewing and see which suits your pup.

Your Dog Licks Their Paw

It’s important to be able to spot the difference in your dogs’ ‘new’ habits. When your dog continuously licks their feet, the causes for why it does that differs from why they chew on its feet.  


Chewing One Paw versus Chewing Several

If you notice that your dog is chewing just one paw, it could be a reaction to a physical problem such as an injury.



Types of Dog Allergies

If the behavior coincides with a change of seasons, this offers a clue that an environmental allergen, such as pollen, mold, or mildew, might be triggering them.


Diseases and Illnesses

Another possibility for your dog incessantly chewing at their feet could be because of a skin issue. There are numerous between-the-toes skin diseases that can cause a dog to chew at its feet.


Anxiety or Depression

Your pet might try to tell you that they are stressed by pushing their ears back, tucking their tail, salivating, yawning, licking their muzzle, or lifting their front paw.

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