Center-Sinai Animal Hospital
Serving the Los Angeles Community since 1969
10737 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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What Can I Do About My
Shih Tzu Constantly Licking His Paws?
Dear Dr. Baum --
What should I do about my 4 year old Shih Tzu
constantly licking his paws?
Ms Jones, Los Angeles, CA
Dear Ms. Jones:
There are basically two reasons for paw licking. The first is
physically based reasons -- allergies or direct irritants.
The second group of reasons is emotionally based. Just like people
bite their nails, dogs can lick their paws. Boredom, stress or a
need for attention can foster this obsessive behavior.
Have your dog checked by your veterinarian to help figure out the
possible cause and possible solutions to keep this problem under
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