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Our dog has what looks like pink feet. He is a white dog and

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Our dog has what looks like pink feet. He is a white dog and we walk him regularly. He licks his feet a lot.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  DrChristineM replied 5 years ago.
Do you mean the fur or the skin between the toes? I'm not sure exactly what you are describing when you say he has "pink feet"?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
We have noticed that his feet seem pink if he gets in the grass and his feet get wet. While walking him the other day we met a neighbor whose dog had the same problem and he said that his vet said their dog had allergies. Riley's skin seems pink, not the hair on his feet. Since he is licking it I was afraid if he had any type of infection that it could transfer to his mouth. Even if he gets wet all over the only part of his skin that looks pink is his feet.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

With your description above - yes, the pink feet, licking of the feet, and history you report is consistent with allergies in dogs, otherwise known as generalized atopy - LINK HERE

Dogs with atopy/allergies often have signs such as licking and biting at the body.

Often in these cases we consider treatments such as steroids (Prednisone - LINK HERE) or antihistamines such as Benadryl (LINK HERE).

If the signs continue, I would speak to your veterinarian about those options above as well as to evaluate the skin itself to look for an infection.

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