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    i own two maltese dogs that constantly lick their feet. its become a habbit. their front paws are now red. is there anything i can put on their feet to stop them and to make their red paws white again? please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindabell View Post
    i own two maltese dogs that constantly lick their feet. its become a habbit. their front paws are now red. is there anything i can put on their feet to stop them and to make their red paws white again? please help.
    You can go to the vet. They might have full anal glands or even fungus.

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    Licking on it's own shouldn't be an issue, but make sure you keep a check on teh space between their toes for mats and foreign bodies like grass seeds which get sore or itchy and encourage even more licking.

    Redness from their saliva shows their system may be a little acid (do they also have red stains under their eyes?). This is common in little dogs, and doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong with their diet!

    Put a spoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar in their drinking water. You can get this from a supermarket (try the health food section) or a health food shop. This has an alkalizing effect on their digestive system and will reduce red stains, even from their eyes.

    Excess acid in the saliva can also lead to increased chance of gum disease or tooth decay so reducing the acid levels is a good thing on many fronts.

    I have a little rescue boy with me at the moment (maltese x poodle) who does this, the red stains on his feet and face are shrinking after just a couple of days.

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    Falcon also does this...but he doesn't have red inbetween his paws. I don't know why he does it. At first I thought he had sand inbetween his toes, but he just does everynight to the point the he makes the bed or the lounge wet!! I think with my boy..it's a habbit I asked the vet about it when he had his yrly needle and the vet didn't seem to think there was a problem causing it.

    Nattylou..interesting info..thanks for that
    (In woolies, the apple cider vinegar is with all the other vinegar- I do nightfill..know where all the longlife stuff is )

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