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Yes she has been seen by our local vet .and been groomed and checked for infection regularly And she is spoiled she eats people food sandwich meats .small packets of chicken turkey beef ect. She has been doing this year round off and on mostly on She is a little heavy as we don't excersize her much. She gets plenty of attention when we are home. but we both work during the day but when we are home we will catch her doing it
These dogs also benefit greatly from omega three fatty acids supplements. They do make Omega fatty acid treats that are safe for dogs with food allergieshttp://www.healthypets.com/omegatreats.html Resicort which is a leave on conditioner is great for itching as well and can be used daily if needed. I have an allergy dog as well and I never run out of this.http://www.allivet.com/ResiCORT-p/26862.htm
Over the counter Benadryl will help with the itching. This is dosed at 1-2 mgs per pound of body weight every 6-8 hours.
When you are not home it would be best to use an e collar to prevent licking and break the cycle.
Soaking the paws daily in a mix of 50/50 water and apple cider vinegar is also helpful for some dogs.
I would highly recommend stopping the human foods and doing a food trial for 8-12 weeks. After this time if the itching stops then you can start adding one human food treat at a time for 2 weeks and see if she starts licking the paws again.
I hope this helps. Please reply back if you have additional questions or concerns and I will be happy to continue.
We got a prescription diet from vet and they also ordered a topical spray for us we are going to try that .Thank you very much for you concern