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I'm sure this has come up before but I couldn't find anything when I searched. Anyway, my beagle keeps licking her paws (much more than usual), and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas why? I've had a look at them and can't see anything, and she's up to date with her frontline. Also, it seems to be the upper art she's licking, not just the pads. Any ideas??
 

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This can be from a food allergy. Our dogs used to do this a lot until we changed foods. Mine were on Innova but the price was just to much for us right now with 2 dogs eating it so now they are on Nutro and doing good and no licking of their paws. Our Gunnar used to lick his until they were red in between. I'm not saying it's always from a food allergy but might be worth looking into.
 

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Thanks! I haven't changed her food recently but I guess that doesn't mean the manufacturers haven't changed something in it - and actually I have noticed that she has been taking a millisecond or two longer to wolf it down.
 

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Also I think any kind of allergy can cause the licking - not just food - so it could also be environmental... maybe even hayfever from the spring pollen if it has started relatively recently? We have only had food allergies with our pack, but I think I read here that an antihistamine can be an effective treatment for seasonal environmental allergies - maybe ask your vet?
 

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Jersey gets seasonal allergies. Every year around this time her eyes get runny and she starts licking the pads of her paws, especially after we've been outside. She's also prone to more ear infections around this time too. I give her Benedryl and it helps a lot. Check with your vet to see what they recommend first though.
 

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Interesting thanks, the pollen is just starting to bother people so it could be that. She's due to have her vaccinations later this week so I'll ask the vet. Knew you'd have some answers!
 

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On a side note I love the name Beaglina, very pretty
 

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Originally Posted By: Beagle MomOn a side note I love the name Beaglina, very pretty
I got her when she was puppy and the first day that she was clear to go outside I took her out for a walk feeling all proud of my new dog, but of course she was minuscule and looked kind of ridiculous at the end of her lead. So, some of my (Italian) neighbours came out to have a look and asked about her and then one of them called out that's not a Beagle, it's a Beag-olo (like piccolo - small), and then another said noo, she's a girl dog - she's a Beaglina! and it kind of stuck...
 
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