Basset hounds notoriously baby their feet, and Tucker here is no exception. He will just plop down and start licking his toes nonstop even to the point of irritation and needing to wear socks to give them time to heal.
Editor’s Note: Talk to your vet about allergies, that’s usually the most common reason why pups lick their paws.
Beautiful hound! Mine would like her elbows! The vet said some hounds just get hooked on licking. Love that sweet baby!
My doxy is a toe licker too….her toes, my toes…it’s all good.
The editor is correct. The most common food allergy is to corn. Switch to agood, grain-free kibble and you won’t regret it. Not only did the toe-licking cease for my ne dog, but both dogs ended up with the shiniest, silkiest hair. Bonus: firmer, more compact stool.
Allergies for my pup too! Fish and potato kibble did the trick and now we don’t get infections between his toes!
Malaket wipes after going outside, work like a charm on sensitive boxer-dog toes.
As an animal nutritionist I agree with trying a different diet, though it doesn’t necessarily have to be grain free, but you do want to pay attention to what grains are used and where they fall in the ingredient list. In any case, just be sure to do a gradual change to avoid digestive upset.