Dog allergies

@sam4mumu (114)
July 5, 2009 3:20pm CST
I think my dog has an allergy, I will be taking her to the vets soon but in the meantime I would like some advice. She is licking her paws a lot to the point where they have very little hair in places, the hair on her paws is white so you can see the sore red like rust colour through the white hair. This is the same on all paws. Does this sound like an allergy?, has anyone else had this problem with their dogs? What do you recommend?, has anyone used a cream on their dogs paws they can recommend (preferable a company in UK due to delivery speed). Thanks.
2 responses
• United States
7 Jul 09
Our dog has something similar I believe. We wash her paws each night then give them a good massage with olive oil. We like the oil because it does soften the skin, sooth the irritation plus if she does lick the olive oil won't hurt her stomach in fact the vet said the worst it could do is help her coat!. On the other hand she also has an allergy to bug bites be they fleas or gnats. For these we do have to give her some benadryl, we use the kids version which we dose by weight according to bottle. This we do as little as possible because it makes her sleepy just like most people.
@sam4mumu (114)
8 Jul 09
Thanks for your response, we was her paws regularly but never thought about olive oil, might try that while waiting to get her into the vets, which will be the next few days. I'm almost sure it is an allergy because i've looked at websites, pictures and peoples opinions. Thankyou again.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
5 Jul 09
We have a dog that has this type of allergy, he gets it each Spring, we wash his feet when ever he's been out and put a save the Vet gave us on it, he usually grows his hair back by Winter. This was a prescription the Vet gave us.
@sam4mumu (114)
5 Jul 09
Thanks for your response, I was thinking of trying her on different food as I changed it 4 month ago, don't know if it will be that with her only having this problem for 2 weeks. I will be taking her to the vets though, probably the best thing to do. Thanks again.