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Old 12-30-2015, 01:14 PM
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Question raw itchy feet/booties

my one boy is suffering from raw itchy feet. He licks at them all the time. Here's our background: raw fed, organic grain free shampoo, foot baths after coming inside. My vet put him on a prednisone/antihistamine which helped, but as soon as he goes off he is back to the incessant foot licking. He now has NO hair left on the back of his paws (from the thumb pad down) and it seems that his leg hair is now getting thin. He is not bothered anywhere else. I at my whits end trying to figure this outany input would be greatly appreciated!
My only other idea is booties for when he goes out (he knows the wet/dewy grass makes him miserable b/c he avoids it--lol) so next question:: any recommendations for booties to fit the chi's?
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:23 PM
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Try coconut oil see if that helps and I got some that look like socks with treads at walmart of all places.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:43 PM
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Thank you Cass. Unfortunately coconut oil was also one of the the things I have tried with no success aloe and apple cider vinegar were others I had not thought to look at Walmart (but I'm in Florida so they may not be popular here) but certainly will.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:17 AM
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This poor dog has severe allergies that is/are manifested with itchy feet. Has the vet done or suggested any allergy tests? Prednisone does help, but as you say, as soon as he is through with it, the allergies come back. I would see if their was a practioner that specialized in allergies.
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