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My Mini Licks Herself a Lot

by Pippa
(Portland Oregon )

She is 9 years old and in excellent health but she licks her front paws a lot. I know this probably is anxiety but she doesn’t have a reason to be I don’t think.

She gets lots and lots of love and she has doggie doors and chases squirrels in the garden. I walk her every day and toss a ball for her on the walks in the park. She does not have separation anxiety when I have to leave her alone.

So why does she do it?

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Acral Lick Granuloma
by: Anton

Hi Pippa. There could be several reasons for this to occur, like pain in the area, boredom, or a skin condition. If her licking continues she could develop Acral Lick Granuloma. You can find out more about that here.

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