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It may be that your dog is having an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction is often the cause when a dog is excessively licking and/or chewing their paws. Thyroid problems can also cause paw problems as well. It’s possible your dog has developed a secondary staph or yeast problem. If yeast you can try some miconazole cream to see if it helps but it isn’t a cure for underlying condition.
You can try baby socks to prevent your dog from licking them. You can also give your dog some Benadryl. The dosage is up to 2 mg per pound every 8-12 hours. Start with 1 mg per pound first and see if it doesn’t help the situation and provide your dog with some relief.
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I do want to explain things a bit more. When a dog has an allergy they lick and chew at the paws frequently. When the area has been moist over a period of time, they can develop a secondary skin issue like yeast dermatitis. The yeast dermatitis also causes licking and chewing so it doesn't resolve on its own. Using the miconazole cream and preventing the paw licking with socks or an ecollar can help give the paws a chance to heal.
At her age, I would have a thyroid panel done to rule out a thyroid problem. I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer positively so I am compensated for my time.
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