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Thursday, December 14, 2017

How to Stop Your Dogs from Biting His Nails or Skin

Dogs bite themselves or their nails occasionally to pull something out that could be lodged in between his nails or even a broken nail.  But when your dog continues to bite his nails or anywhere on his skin or legs, there is an issue that needs to be addressed.  In most cases, you will want to see your veterinarian, but there are some ways to check and stop your dog from biting his nails or skin.

Fleas or even a tick

Sometimes you don’t even see a flea on your dogs’ fur, but you do see your dog chewing, licking and scratching to the point of hair loss and bleeding. As always, your veterinarian can give you a recommendation, but there are some home remedies you can try as well.  Make sure to groom your dog daily with a flea comb and dip it into soapy water in between strokes and through your dog’s fur. Putting a few drops of eucalyptus oil in your dog’s shampoo when washing her can help repel fleas. Adding brewer’s yeast and garlic to a dog’s food has been known to discourage fleas and ticks!  Other home remedies to try!

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