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Why does my dog bite her toenails?

asked 2017-04-23 19:15:16 -0500

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Toenail biting and paw licking may be a sign of Atopy, similar to hay fever in humans, and they're biting to quell an itch. If it is a common behavior, check with your veterinarian to prevent serious skin infections from occurring.

Lena S.'s profile image Lena S.  ( 2017-06-02 22:28:45 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-05-18 20:45:35 -0500

He's biting his nails most likely because they are too Long & bothering him. keep his nails clipped & dremmeled (filed) otherwise he could wind up cutting himself with jagged nails when he scratches himself.

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answered 2017-05-18 18:11:10 -0500

They might be too long and are bothering him. Check them out and see if they need a trim.

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