How do I get my dog to stop chewing his paws? Tips to Stop Dogs from Licking and Chewing Their Paws
Give your pet something to do by purchasing new toys and enrichment games and activities. Address any behavioral issues, such as noise anxiety, by reducing the triggers of stress and making use of pheromone sprays and diffusers, as well as calming treats.
Is it OK for dogs to bite their paws? Remember, moderate paw chewing may be annoying, but it’s pretty normal. You should bring your dog to the vet, however, if the chewing gets out of hand or if you notice your dog developing “hot spots” on his skin, bleeding, or loss of fur.
Why is my dog biting his feet so much? As with other dog behaviors, there can be several reasons that lead dogs to lick or chew their paws. These include injuries; skin problems; environmental, parasite, or food allergies; and boredom or anxiety.
How do I know if my dog has anxiety?
- Barking or howling when owner isn’t home.
- Panting and pacing (even when it’s not hot)
- Running away and/or cowering in the corner of a house.
- Escaping the yard.
- Destroying furniture.
- Self-harm, including excessive licking or chewing.