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I think since he is licking his paws, then the witch hazel probably isn't a good idea.
I would say it is a good idea, I just don't think it should be something he could lick. What about just cool ice pack with a towel wrapped around it?
I don't know what to say about the licking......maybe it is an allergic reaction and it isn't out of his system yet? Maybe it is even an allergic reaction to one of the shots he got?
Did the vet give tell you any instructions on giving any antihistamine the next few days after it happened? I imagine one of the shots would have been an antihistamine, but I can't imagine what the other two are. Well, maybe one might have been a steriod??
Can you put a call into your regular vet and tell them what the three shots were, then mention the continued licking, and ask if you could try a low dose of an antihistamine, such as benadryl (I guess for this small a dog you would have to use liquid)?
That is the only thing that I can even think of.....but I wouldn't give anything without running it by your regular vet first under this circumstance and since he got three shots of ??? only a few days ago.
Hope he is feeling all better tomorrow.