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· Alpha schmalpha
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It does seem like some type of spinal issue.
We experienced some limping on a front leg 1 yr. prior to a complete paralysis which happened after a excited leap out the back door for a homecoming greeting.
We had the neck surgery and it went well but he does do some of the things you are seeing, scratching at the neck and the licking of the paws has stopped.
I think the paw licking is Nephropathy which is from the pinching of the nerves in the neck causing the feet to tingle.In our case I hope it is from nerve damage. I am probably wrong about the neck scratching and think he is feeling the same sensation but find relief from scratching his foot with his neck.
It will take a MRI to get some credible answers as you may have already been told.
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