8 Reasons Why Dogs Lick Their Paws

An Injury

Stepping on glass or thorns, breaking a claw, being stung by a bee, or being burned on hot asphalt may cause this behavior.


Itchy paws cause dogs to lick and bite them Contact allergies, or dermatitis, often induce excessive paw-licking.

Fungal Infection

When their feet itch, dogs lick them so much that the skin breaks down and they get bacterial and fungal illnesses.

A food allergy

It may seem odd, but food allergies can cause itching dog paws.


Dogs with chronic pain disorders like arthritis may lick the affected joint to self-soothe.


Fleas, ticks, and other parasites can itch your dog's feet and body.


They're bored and have nothing to do!  "Certain dogs require a lot of exercise''.


Dogs with anxiety may lick their paws to soothe themselves during stressful situations.

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