Mr. Ears has a real affinity for licking his paws. We noticed a few weeks ago that everywhere he lays, he leaves a suspicious little wet puddle. Fearing the worst, we dutifully put our noses to the wetness, cringing, only to find that it smelled like nothing. Whew.
But the longer he lives with us, the more we notice that when he lays down he is often not laying down just to hang out, but rather, he is hunkering down to diligently lick at his paw. He doesn’t seem to have any cuts, any irritation, any peanut butter stuck between his toes . . . what could it be?
I thought I remembered reading somewhere that paw licking may be a sign of itching, which can be caused by allergies. On the other hand, it seems like it could just be one of his little behaviors. Any thoughts? Anybody have experience with compulsive paw-licking?
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