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1) What flea prevention is being used and when was it last applied?
2) Is she on any regular medications? If so, what?
The first thing to know is that she does need to be updated on her vaccines if there is not proof of history. This is standard protocol for any pet ownership and should not harm her even if she has had them in the past.If she is not on a product for flea prevention, talk to your vet about this. They will have products on hand at their clinic. I am a huge fan of frontline, revolution, advantage, advantix, comfortis, bravecto, etc. If you already have something like this at home and it's in her size, dose her now and talk to your vet about fleas later.The licking of her feet is likely due to allergies. I like, use and recommend human zyrtec from the OTC pharmacy area in stores. Here's the dosing info: http://cheyennewest.com/antihistamines-for-dogs-cats/ You will need to give this for 3-5 days before you'll see the maximum benefit. If this does not calm her itching, make sure that you talk to your vet about other options like steroid injections, atopica, apoquel, etc. There are lots of options out there for allergies.
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