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My maltisee is licking his paws wet, his paws, around his…

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My maltisee is licking...

My maltisee is licking his paws wet, his paws, around his mouth and his tongue are red

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Maltisse dog

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. What is the dog's name and age?

Chance, and he is 11

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Chance

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? How long has this been going on for? Are you able to take a picture of the areas that are red?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
about a year, and its not red like licked raw red, its like a rust color that is turning his paws that color
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Okay thanks for the additional information. It sounds like he has been licking his fur a lot which may be due to allergies. The rust color develops because of the enzymes in the saliva tend to turn light color fur to a dark brown color especially when they have been licking excessively

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
okay, what can i do
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

You can try a whitening shampoo to see if it helps lighten or remove the stains. Here is an example of a whitening shampoo. Click here . Also to get him to stop licking you can ask your veterinarian about prescribing an allergy medication such as Apoquel or a steroid to see if it helps if allergies are causing him to lick at his fur.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Let me know if you have any further questions

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