Originally Posted by Tink
Tear staining (which means the eye is tearing) and paw licking are very common allergy signs. I would also suspect the food. You can do better for about the same amount of money. Any food that has fillers, corn, etc., isn't a good food particularly. Go to dogfoodanalysis.com to get an idea of what some of the superior quality foods are, and that will get you on the right track.
Before you spend money on Vet bills, I strongly suggest you change the food to a much higher quality one. The results won't be instant, but if food is the culprit they will be permanent. And even if it doesn't eliminate the symptoms, there is no downside. You're doing your dog a huge favor and contributing to excellent health by feeding a high quality food.
We are definitely planning to change her food now, and the advice you and the other users have really helped into narrowing down which brands! Thank you very much for your advice!