Hi, this is Deirdre Layne from Earth Clinic here today with my dearest friends, Tuxy and Emmy who have agreed to appear in a few of our videos just as long as there are some good cookies at the end of the video! There are a number of reasons why a dog might lick or chew his or her paws. Sometimes a dog may lick his paws if he has a yeast infection or other type of fungal or bacterial skin issue. Arthritis or another painful condition could cause a dog to lick his paws, right? Dogs that are lonely, bored or stressed will chew and lick their paws. We’d like to suggest another reason why dogs might be licking their paws. Many dogs may be busy cleaning their paws from all sorts of unpleasant things they picked up from their most recent walk. After a typical walk, your dog may be removing pollen, dust pesticides and grass, motor oil or gasoline leftover in puddles. All that in addition to your run-of-the-mill dirt! You don’t want your dog ingesting all these things Yikes! Doing a simple ritual after their walks may very well end the issue of your dog licking his or her paws. Additionally, it might greatly improve their health as allergens and contaminants have now been eliminated from their “daily diet”. First, fill a pot or a bowl with warm water. Add a few drops of a mild dog shampoo. Gently wash each paw thoroughly. Towel off. My dear friend Emmy here is losing strength in her back legs so I am very careful to support her when I go to the back side. As you can see, I am wedging her against me so she won’t lose her balance. Give a good scratch and massage at the end! And smooches (kisses) of course! We hope you enjoyed this video! If so, please subscribe and don’t forget to give us a big “Paws Up”. Oh! I mean “Thumbs Up”.