Why Dogs Chew and/or Lick Their Paws

Why Dogs Chew and/or Lick Their Paws

pomeranian dogDoes your Pomeranian chew or lick his paws sometimes? While it may seem like an innocent activity (and often is), there are also times when there’s a problem you need to identify and rectify.

Basic reasons for paw licking and chewing:

The first reason why dogs lick their paws and that’s for the taste.
The second, and more important, reason is as a means of communication. Owners don’t often recognise that this is potentially a serious problem and so they ignore it. So their pet keeps on licking or chewing a specific part of their paw(s), making the problem worse.

If your pet continues to chew and/or lick his paws, the friction caused by his tongue and teeth can cause the following problems:

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