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Dogs Name: Ori AKA Harold DogDog (Hairy Dog), RIP Caesar, Katana, Kip, Capri
Titles: DogDog Mouthe Extraordinaire; Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior
Dogs Age: DogDog 3 yrs?; RIP Kip 11 yrs; Capri 7 yrs; Katana 9 yrs; Caesar 13 yrs
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Have you compared that foot to his other one? I'm wondering if he could have an underlying something (irritation and callus development from rubbing on floor or other surface, or scar tissue/thickening skin secondary to some other issue) that made him go after that foot. Or maybe an injury, foreign body (thorn) or just itchy feet because of allergy/skin irritation. Not that dobes need an excuse to start licking.
Kip had some kind of something on the side of his rear leg...I can't quite remember what. But I do remember that he had a sort of lump with thickening tissue on the outside of his leg. It was very difficult to get it to heal. He'd lick at it a lot (he was a closet licker), but we ended up surgically removing some of it. Anyway, there was an underlying problem that was part of his constant licking. I just can't remember what.
Age catches up with you. Maybe Bug will know (she always does)....
Sometimes there is something other than just nerves and dobe OCD at the root of the licky-licky impulse.
Last edited by melbrod; 05-25-2019 at 08:21 AM.