Why does my dog lick his legs so much?
Itchiness caused by an allergy or certain type of food is often the wrongdoer, but excessive licking can also be caused by pain somewhere in your dog’s body. This is often the case for older dogs with arthrosis. In addition, there could be a behavioral cause, such as stress or anxiety.
How can I get my dog to stop licking his legs?
Whenever you see Eddie licking, try distracting him with a toy, a treat or some interaction with you. Even if he and his sister weren’t that close, they were company for each other and he might be suffering some anxiety about that. It’s good to reassure him by spending more time with him than you might normally.