My dog has been licking and biting at his feet like they are itching to…

My dog has been licking and biting at his feet like they are itching to the point where they are red and tender. He does have hypothyroidism and is on meds. Is there anything I can do to alleviate his pain without the cost of the vet?

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Diedra Cardamone
5 years ago

Hi Marcy.  If it is allergies that are affecting your dog, you can try giving him Benadryl, 1mg/lb every 8 hours (three times daily).  You can get childrens Benadryl in small doses if you have a small dog.  This will treat the sypmtoms however it will not cure the underlying issue.  That is something that a vet would have to diagnose and then you can help your dog for the long term.  The cost of the vet is worth it if your dog is happy and healthy in the end.  It is evident that you care about your dog.  In… Read more »