Please help our poor, sad dog.
February 24, 2011 8:22 PM Subscribe
Any idea what is causing my dog to chew her back feet, all of a sudden?
posted by bonobothegreat to pets & animals (12 answers total)
In the last couple of weeks, our 11 year old female lab has started licking and nibbling the edges of her ankles and rear feet. They are now raw and bleeding. She's been on thyroid medication for about 3 months without noticeable side effects (but I've read that itching can be a side effect). We carefully dry salt residue from her feet after walks. We'll be taking her to the vet soon but can't imagine what he'll do apart from putting a bucket on her head. She's had hot spots in the past that he's treated with an antihistamine injection. Is this likely to be the same kind of thing?
Anybody else have any experience with this situation?