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Lab always chews and licks feet??

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My lab is always licking her feet. She even chews lightly at them. She has been doing this for quite some time now and I wonder if I should be worried. Is it an allergic reaction to say carpet??? Should I give her benadryl? Anyone else have this happening??? Its always during down time at home and she never seems like she is in any pain nor that it bothers her in daily routines.

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Dog allergies are usually food based. I would guess that she has dry pads. I'd pick up some dog pad balm and try that. dog boots might help in the winter when shes outside.

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My chocolate had this same problem starting every year in the fall. It drove me crazy. The solution for her was to get an allergy shot at the vet. It cost $25 for the shot but it's well worth it as she is much more comfortable and does not think twice about her paws now. So one shot each fall was the ticket for her and she's happy as can be now. Good Luck!

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I would suggest also trimming back the fur from between the pads of the dog. In the winter, with the snow, ice, icemelt and everything else its a help to the dog.

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