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Old 01-27-2007, 06:06 PM
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Default Why Does Cupid Bite His Nails?

When he gets them cut, he is fine and just lets the vet do it. But lately he's been trying to chew them. Anyone have any guesses why?
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:13 PM
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My boys don't chew their nails when they are on but when I cut their nails they sit there and eat the ones I cut off.
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Sully is a nail chewer and a bedding nibbler.......i think hers is her nerves!
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I've noticed Luna will start biting hers when they get too long, or when the hair on her paws grows too long (since she's a long coat). I just take it as a sign that it's time for a clipping. ^ ^

Not sure why your baby is chewing his, though... Maybe he's just a chewer?
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My Buford does. The vet says it's because he has some kind of yeast infection or something. They gave me stuff to spray on his paws.
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i think it may be natural instinct..what would they do in the wild if their nails got too long? probably chew them.

mine both do when they get long
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Are you all talking about your dogs chewing just their nails, or the feet in general? Chewing and licking the feet could be allergy-related, and the moisture from the constant licking/chewing could lead to a yeast infection, like Lin mentioned.

For a dog with itchy feet, whatever the reason, I've read that applying cooled, strong black tea several times a day will help soothe the skin and therefore should stop, or at least lessen, the licking and chewing (which can make any problem it has worse). You can spray the tea on, pour it on, or even dip the dog's feet into it, whatever works best for you, but afterwards, be sure and blot the feet dry...moisture is a yeast infection's best friend.

Also, I think another option is an Apple Cider Vinegar/water mixture, but I'm not sure about the ratio.

I just thought I'd throw this out there just in case anyone's dog had a problem with itchy feet.
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My Harley also has a yeast infection on his feet, I have a spray and a shampoo, it seems to work.


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My Buford does. The vet says it's because he has some kind of yeast infection or something. They gave me stuff to spray on his paws.
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