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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My shih tzu is rubbing and the side of his jaw with the side

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my shih tzu is rubbing and the side of his jaw with the side of his front paw, maybe using his 5th toe so, sometimes he screams and shake his back leg , i taped his 5th paw so he couldn't use i ask me vet was it his teeth, he said, he's fine but it has not stopped this started around April / May of this year. I work but do spend as much time with him as possible, he is home with my other dog, both are about 17 18 lb don't know what else to do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Austin turned 1 in August of this year just never had a problem like this before
JA: How old is Austin?
Customer: 1 year old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Austin?
Customer: had all of his shots vist his vet 3 times this year
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

1) Is Austin on any medication?
2) Is he licking any of his feet? toes? any scratching?
3) Any hair loss?
4) Does he use any other feet to rub his jaw?
5) Am I correct in understanding that he is 1 year of age?