My maltese bites his feet. Why?

Asked by Member 712675 on Aug 24th 2008 in Behavior & Training
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If your Maltese bites his front feet, there's a possibility that he has allergies! Licking and chewing on the front feet/paws is just one sign of an allergy. Have you changed his food lately? How about shampoo or conditioner? If you think it is food related it will take time to slowly figure out what specific food he may be related to. Corn and other grains can often be the culprit. Read the labels on the food you feed. Slowly eliminate one ingredient at a time for several weeks.

You can also try giving him one-half of a child's Benadryl and see if that helps. Good luck!

Tifanny answered on 8/24/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer