Dog licking paws: 6 reasons for constant paw licking

If your four-legged friend cannot stop licking his paws in spite of sufficient movement and exercise and this even at night, then you should not ignore this behavior in any way, since illnesses can be the reason for a constant licking of the paws.
As we have already mentioned psychological behavioural problems such as anxiety, stress and boredom, we will mainly list medical conditions here.
These are examples. For an exact diagnosis and therapy you should consult a veterinarian.

If the dog constantly and pathologically licks his paws, then the following illnesses can be responsible:

  • Allergies
  • parasite infestation
  • skin fungi
  • inflammations
  • Tumors (cancer)
  • claw fracture
  • foreign bodies
  • fur felt

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