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Soak Your Dog's Feet in the Bathtub

I have a dog that constantly chews on her feet, causing a problem with discoloration and yeast. I was getting frustrated using the sprays on her paws from the doctor. I found a better solution by having her stand in a bathtub filled with Epsom salts and baking soda (roughly a 4:1 solution) while giving her a bath.

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Make sure your pet does not try to drink the bath water, as the Epsom salts can cause stomach upset. I do this once every week or so, and the problem cleared up greatly. No more having to fight with her to use the sprays anymore. By Amy from Cincinnati, OH

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By nee (Guest Post)
January 13, 20090 found this helpful
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Hello, your dog is bored, that is why she is chewing on her feet. Give her more things to do. Or maybe if you have space, let her run, or take her for walks to tire her out. You can also try Emu Oil, that stuff works great for skin and hair.

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April 19, 20181 found this helpful

I dont believe her dog is bored. I took my dog to the vet and found out she has bad allergies.

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Her paws gets so bad that I tried soaking her feet in foot baths and she stopped biting instantly.

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October 23, 20190 found this helpful

Bored?? I am sure its probably an alergy, sounds like shes been to a vet and was given medicated sprays for the prob.

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January 12, 20091 found this helpful

How about that!!! ...Isn't it wonderful when you run across something helpful like that! ...The same formula you suggested above also works great in a warm bathtub to stop itching from chickenpox & poison ivy, etc.

---> Another solution for yeast problems is plain yogurt, or liquid Acidophilus put into a spray bottle. You find the liquid Acidophilus in the refrigerated area in Health Food Store.

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By Jeannie (Guest Post)
January 13, 20091 found this helpful

Glad your pup found some relief! Sounds like your dog has allergies! I've got a lab with allergies and the only cure has been taking her off of commercial food.

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I now cook for her and would be happy to share recipes with you. I'm starting a business for this purpose, there is a huge need.

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October 23, 20190 found this helpful

It is AWSOME if you are thinking about starting a business as MORE and more people ARE switching to whole raw or cooked food diets such as myself, I've already started it poor boy gets some relief has some good days but awfull on a bad day. Thank you for your input.

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By Dave (Guest Post)
January 13, 20091 found this helpful

My dog while growing up had food allergies, they are very common. Your business should do very well Jeannie, good luck on it!

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October 23, 20190 found this helpful

YES!!! I AGREE!!!!

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January 14, 20091 found this helpful

Thank you. I'm going to try this. My dog Nikki has been chewing her feet for months. I've tried all the sprays and ointments. Nothing works. She bites at them so hard at times that she starts crying.

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The Vet said it was a yeast infection and when she scratches her ears she gets a yeast infection there too.
Thanks so much.

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October 23, 20190 found this helpful

I know you said you've tried everything, maybe by chance you have'nt and I can help your poor furbaby allergies are so awful and I am glad you are choosing the holistic approach as conventional medicine is only a band aid and causes many more problem's. Back to my tip Provadone Iodine diluted in water should look like a med. to dark tea, soak each foot about 30 sec. if you can my boy likes to pull away from the bowl I manage manage about 15 to 20 seconds. pat dry.

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By anne (Guest Post)
January 14, 20090 found this helpful

Unfortunately, you're only treating the symptom. Consider feeding your dog a raw diet with vitamins and supplements, to clear up the allergies and immune-deficiency problem she's exhibiting. Raw beef, raw vegetables (those that humans would eat raw), lightly cooked vegetables, vitamins/supplements & calcium (they need calcium).

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If there is a HOMEOPATHIC veterinarian in your area, pay them a visit. It's best to attack the problem from the inside-out, not the other way around. She'd probably would live happy and allergy-free and you'd have alot less work. Good luck and look into the vet (homeopathic).

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October 8, 20120 found this helpful

Use amber colored Listerine for itch. Diet change to no corn wheat or soy. Some raw must be given. No vaccines to destroy the immune system.

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October 19, 20180 found this helpful

I have same problem with my cockapoo constantly biting at her paws. I would like to try this so is it 4 cups a water and 1 cup of Epson salts.

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Will give try anything to give my poor baby some relief. Thanks

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October 23, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you I've tried everything changed diet to cooked whole food and sprays different foot soaks that work temporaraly. I will try the epsom salt! Again Thank You!

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