Poodle, Miniature Question

How to stop a poodle from licking his foot (I understand it is his pacifier)


How to stop a poodle from licking his foot (I understand it is his pacifier)

    In Poodle, Miniature - Asked by Anonymous - 8/13/2012 4:39:46 AM
Did you ever get a reply? My dog does the same thing and it drives me nuts. However, I've never heard it was their "pacifier". If that is true, then I will just tolerate it. I guess, I kinda have to since she's 10 years old and has done it all her life. It just sometimes makes me wonder if there is something wrong. By the way, if you like, you may e-mail me directly at: valerie_schmidt78340@yahoo.com All I know is when the day comes that she passes away, it will be a very sad time in my life probably for months if not a year or more.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/23/2012 8:50:10 PM


Just love him and enjoy him. All dogs do things different. I had a schnauzer I had for 11 years and we had to let him go. And we have the funny memeroies with him and the scarry ones. Just love and care for him. Good luck on your dog. He knows who you are and he loves you as much as you love him
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/28/2012 2:13:14 AM


SOMETIMES this is, indeed, a "stress reliever", but far more often, foot lickingis an indication of allergies. If your dog also sufferes chronic ear irritation or itching, odds are, he/she has allergies. Allergies are extemely difficult to treat as testing to pinpoint specific ones is expensive. It would likely be easiest to start with the assumption that your dog has a food allergy. Chicken, Beef and grain glutens are the most common. Try eliminating these, one at a time, from your dog's diet. Be patient, it may take weeks/months for you to notice any difference, but be vigilant. No treats etc. containing whichever product you are eliminating from the diet. If the problem IS stress related, try to offer your dog a variety of chew toys. Many dogs chew as a "stress reliver" but may become bored with the same old chew toy. Hope this is helpful.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/3/2013 9:12:27 AM