Is your dog constantly licking their paws? If so, it could be a sign that something is bothering your pup.
There’s a range of conditions that may cause a dog to lick their paws, from emotional to physical. Your dog might be feeling sad, lonely or anxious. Or, their paws may be dry and cracked if they’ve been spending a lot of time jogging or hiking.
Keep reading to find out more about why your dog may be licking their paws and what some dog licking paws remedies are.
Why Is My Dog Licking Their Paws so Much?
Figuring out why your dog may be licking their paws is the first step to finding the right remedy. Common causes include:
- Boredom, anxiety or loneliness
- Dry, cracked pads
- Cuts, scrapes or foreign objects stuck in their paws
If your dog has been exposed to new food or environments before their paw licking started, they could be having an allergic reaction. Dogs can be allergic to a myriad of things such as pollen, grass or food. It could also be a reaction to boredom, anxiety or loneliness. Lastly, if they have dry, cracked pads or injuries, the irritation may be causing them to lick their paws. Dogs who are especially active may be more prone to licking their paws more. Keep reading for a few remedies to keep your dog from licking their paws.
How To Stop My Dog from Licking Their Paws
If your dog is anxious, it could be causing them to lick their paws excessively. A number of things could be causing your dog to feel anxious, such as thunderstorms or separation anxiety. If you can’t remove them from the situation causing anxiety, all-natural pet products like NaturPet’s Home Alone can help them cope and feel calm.
If your dog is excessively licking their paws due to skin irritation, natural pet products like NaturPet’s Paw and Skin for dogs can help moisturize, protect and encourage healing. It also helps to heal sore, cracked pads and skin irritations.
If your dog is still licking their paws, Paw & Skin is safe for dog consumption and meant for such uses.
Preventative Dog Pad Remedies
One of the best remedies if your dog is licking their paws is to preemptively protect them. While dogs do have thick skin on the bottom of their feet protecting them from cuts and scrapes, they will dry out and crack if not properly moisturized and protected. You can proactively protect your dog’s paws from allergens, toxins and physical damage with Dr. Maggie’s Paw Protector. The ingredients in Paw Protector create a balance of moisturizing, healing and protecting properties to fortify your pup’s paws against damage, cracking and drying out. This product is an excellent alternative to dog boots, which can get lost or harm your dog’s pads from the buildup of sweat and bacteria inside the boots. Applying it to your pup’s pads before going out for a hike can protect their paws while keeping them moisturized all year round.
Natural Solutions For Dog Paw Licking
At Nature Pet Store, we only carry all natural, high-quality pet products to help you restore and improve your pet’s quality of life. We understand how important your pets are and that you’d only want to give them something you could feel comfortable taking yourself. Because of this, both Dr. Maggie and NaturPet products are human-grade, meaning they’re safe for your use as well! In fact, after applying Dr. Maggie’s Paw Protector to your pet’s paws, we recommend rubbing any excess into your own hands to keep your skin soft and cuticles strong.