She’s going to chew her paws off

I decided to update my blog theme and it portrays me wonderfully. Black and white. My thought process is black and white, no gray; all or nothing. It’s a very plain theme and I myself, am a Plain Jane. I may revise it (maybe change colors?) down the road but for now I am in love. πŸ™‚ I enjoyed my last one but it felt as though I’ve had that theme for a while now…

Storm’s paw chewing has gotten worse. Not only does she constantly chew her back paws but now I see her with her front paws in her mouth. And they are turning out to be the same as the back ones, raw and bloody. They have never been this horrible during winter months. I know this last summer/fall season was a bitch for allergies, so I don’t know if it is the reason. Or do I blame El Nino? What about global warming? Whatever the reason, it leaves me frustrated knowing I can’t do much to help her. My vet and I have decided it is mostly due to the environment and not her food.

I would like to buy her some boots or socks so she can’t chew off her legs but I am not sure which brands are worth the money. A few years ago I bought some at a local pet store and I am not impressed. Do any of your dogs have boots/slippers that work really well?

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Voice in other room: “Storm! C’mere (come here)!”

 

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‘Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m getting there; hold your horses lady.’
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Author: paws2smile

I am a geeky animal lover and have an American Bulldog named Storm. Storm is my everything. She helps keep me sane by being my companion pet. I am an expert in chronic pain as I have Systemic Lupus, Fibromyalgia and migraines. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2000 and the rest followed after that year.

14 thoughts on “She’s going to chew her paws off”

  1. Love the black and white but would also love to see something that for someone that might not know you are a pet blogger, they would see something that would be obvious to them that you are…a logo or something or a photo of you with your adorable dog that is much more visible? Just a thought……. DakotasDen

    1. Thanks for the comment! I will have to think about what I want to do in order to show that. I appreciate it! πŸ™‚ Also, a while ago I thought I was following you but it showed that I was not. I changed it so I SHOULD be now. I swear there are WP gremlins and they like to mess with things…

  2. Daisy does a lot of this boxer lounging thing lol. I do think paw chewing is allergies. In the past I have used benadryl on Daisy for bee stings or for when she ate a bee. I would think it would do the same for this. Call you vet and ask if you can use benadryl and how much to give her. Your blog looks good.

    1. Thanks for the comment! πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, even with the correct dosage of Benadryl, it doesn’t even touch her allergies. 😦
      In the summer months she receives monthly steroid shots to help with the itching. I hate to have her get started on them even during the winter months as constantly being on steroids is not healthy. They recently came out with a medication that is a non-steroid that works pretty well but it costs about an arm & leg.

  3. Oh poor Storm! I don’t know about socks or anything, but it must be so itchy. Would having a few hooves or bones around to chew distract her a bit?
    A previous dog of mine, Madam, tended to get allergies (not as bad as Storm) and cream did help, plus diet. Let us know how it goes. πŸ™‚

    1. I have tried having some bones around and they help to some degree. She eventually gets bored if she is not getting anywhere on them.
      I have tried my socks and of course they were too big on her and fell off. I tried some smaller ones and those were too small. So I need to try and find some that are juuuust right. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! I know, I always have mixed feelings about her making her stop chewing. On one end I don’t want her paws to be hairless & bloody . But on the other end, I know it’s driving her crazy not to itch and chew.

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