How do I stop my Chihuahua from licking her paws?

How do I stop my Chihuahua from licking her paws?

A simple way to address behavioral paw-licking is to distract your dog. Take them for more walks, play with them more often, and offer them toys to hold their focus. Don’t scold them for licking, but don’t reward them with treats either.

What your dog is trying to warn about when they lick their paws?

Paw licking can be a sign of pain, allergy, boredom, anxiety, dry skin, hormone imbalances or the presence of fleas or ticks. If you are concerned there is an underlying health issue, seek veterinarian advice. A force-free behaviorist can help you understand if your dog is suffering from anxiety.

How can I get my dog to stop licking his paws?


  • the use of toys and games to reduce any boredom or stress.
  • medication to help suppress the itchy sensation and therefore reduce the urge to lick.
  • physically preventing the act of licking by using bandages or Elizabethan collars.
  • oral or topically applied antibiotics to combat any infection present.
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