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1) What NSAID med is being used? 2) Have any other meds been tried? 3) When did this begin? 4) Does he lick his feet, as well? 5) Any pics to share, or video, of this?
When he chews, which surface does he hold to his mouth? The top of the foot or the bottom of the foot (that rests on the floor)?How much does he weigh?
Thanks for the additional information. We often see that allergies are the cause when pets are chewing at their legs, nails, between the toes, the paw pads, etc. The high humidity may also be to blame. The areas that are clumping and falling off are likely due to moist dermatitis. There are a few things you can try from home:1) Antihistamines. My favorite is Zyrtec. You may need to give it daily for 7-14 days before you see the most benefit. Dosing info here:http://cheyennewest.com/antihistamines-for-dogs-cats/2) Use an e-collar to stop the behavior. Sometimes the behavior is linked to a compulsive desire, as well. This can help keep the pet from licking and causing more problems although it does not treat the underlying issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFWPH17u0eU3) If this is a chronic issue, talk to your vet about using an allergy medication like apoquel or atopica.4) Talk to your vet about trying a course of antibiotics along side the antihistamines or atopica/apoquel to see if this helps with the yellowed skin. A tape test can reveal if there is yeast present, too, which may indicated the need for antifungal therapy given orally.
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