Dog Licking Floor - Inhaled Allergens
Gracie playing with her toys
My 12-year-old dog Gracie is licking her bed, the floor and sometimes her paws frequently. This behavior is new and started after she received radiation and chemo at Auburn Small Animal Hospital in Auburn, GA.
Gracie recently received radiation and chemo for a malignant melanoma on her tongue and an inoperable meningioma (presumed) in her brain. Her chemo ended Aug 31, 2009 and throughout her treatments, I've been working with a Dr. of Chinese Medicine and an acupuncturist. My approach to her treatment is to use a holistic approach, using western and eastern medicine and it seems to be working.
Gracie is doing great. I believe the cancer is gone or minimized so it won't affect her overall health. She is scheduled to be re-examined at Auburn in Dec. She's happy and active just like she was before the radiation and chemo treatments. However, this licking behavior began towards the end of her chemo and I don't understand what's going on. The Dr. of Chinese medicine said it could mean she's lacking in vitamin B so I've added that to her diet of premium dry dog food, raw meat and vegetables. I give her Solid Gold Vitamins and Minerals and Prozyme with her food and agaricus with a squirt in her month twice a day. I just started giving her Solid Gold Sea Meal too.
The odd thing is that when I took her out of town last weekend, she didn't lick but now that I'm home, she's back to licking. When I ask her to stop, she will.
Can you tell me what the licking is all about?
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