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Pododermatitis with chronic foot licking

Dermcare logo 200Commonly the area irritated is behind the carpus and the inter-digital area. The foot is mildly swollen, erythematous and has little hair in the carpus. Often clients will advise the dog does not like walking on wet grass.

Causes

Paws1 Paws4
Uncomplicated atopic
reaction to grass pollens
Pododermatitis caused
by Malassezia
Paws2 Paws2a
Atopy with swollen feet and a secondary
infection with Staphylococcus bacteria
Swollen feet due
to a food allergy