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Hi ...my puppy is 11 months old and has started chewing on her feet... I can't find any cuts or problems and have already cut her nails... what else could it be? thanks Debbie
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Hi Debbie, welcome to the forum!

I think that's typically a sign of allergies.

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I think it's usually a food allergy. Maybe you could try switching her food. What are you feeding now?





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Does your pup have plenty of toys or chew bones? My girl will chew on her feet sometimes if she is bored.

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I feed Chicka the Chicken soup for the dog lover's food... I think it is pretty good...ingredient wise... I just bought her some new toys yesterday so maybe that will help. What food is good if she has allergies?
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It could be summer allergies,so grass seeds etc.Also dogs can become allergic to pretty much anything,like us humans.Try her on a 100 % natural dog food,with no wheat gluten and soya free,also no artificial preservatives,colours and flavours.You can also try an apple cider spray on her paws, to try and stop her chewing on them.

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Hi, I took my dog to the vet for this once and she gave me 100 reasons of what it could be and barely helped!

So what I started to do was watch when were the times he would chew his feet and I realized it was whenever he was feeling ignored. I literally saw him bring a toy to my mom and she was in a conversation and wasn't paying attention and then he started chewing. Thats when I learned it was from boredom in our case but I think it can also be from allergies as well.
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It could be summer allergies,so grass seeds etc.Also dogs can become allergic to pretty much anything,like us humans.Try her on a 100 % natural dog food,with no wheat gluten and soya free,also no artificial preservatives,colours and flavours.You can also try an apple cider spray on her paws, to try and stop her chewing on them.
Yes. Try to cut out wheat. I am not sure what foods are good for allergies. My guys are on the raw diet and I've heard that can be good for allergies.

Watch your treats too... I like to only give 100% natural treats. I give my guys a lot of jerky treats. No greenies. I also give crackers with no wheat. I think they use chick peas instead.





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I agree. I would stick to grain free kibble.


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We have the same problem April-October and attribute it to an outdoor grass allergy.
Vet told us same thing that it could be a number of things.

It's a constant battle for us. I'm ready for the grass to go dormant.
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