My Dog, The Obsessive Licker
May 1, 2007 8:14 AM Subscribe
My dog licks himself --a lot. The Vet suggested a very expensive (and possibly inconclusive) allergy test. Before spending $700-1000 so the Vet can tell me she has no idea I thought I would consult the hive mind.
posted by MasonDixon to Pets & Animals (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My dog frequently gets ear infections/fluid in his ears, which is possibly a different and distinct problem. BUT he also obsessively licks his paws, penis, backside to the point that his paws are pink (the Vet said they should be dark) and he's licked the hair off the tip of his foreskin/penis sheath and made it raw.
This isn't anything new as he has pretty much always done this with his paws, but it seems to have become more severe and and he's never hurt his penis area before.
Any previous experience with this or the type of allergy it might be? My dog is already on a wheat/gluten free diet, with the exception of the occasional Milk Bone.