Dog Paw Chewing, Allergies, Loss of Appetite, Diarrhea
My dog Clio is a three year old 8 pound female Maltese poodle mix. I have noticed that she often bites her paws, but lately it has been a bit more than usual. Her paws are red, irritated and I'm scared she will start bleeding.
I had put on a tick collar on her (preventic) it is not a holistic product and i suspected that it might be the cause … I know it might be food allergies as well…
I believe in holistic products and medicine but i have no holistic vet in my area.
My first question is what do you recommend as a natural flea and tick protection for my dogs ? Can I use essential oil methods?
Also, about her allergies (i think it's allergies), what can i do to soothe her itchy paws? Are there supplements that i can use to boost her immune system and help her fight her allergies?
I would also like to have recommendation on dog food ! Right now i'm giving her either the brand Beneful or Pedigree, i mix the dry dog food with the canned dog food and i give it to her and her sister twice a day. Again both not holistic (It s very difficult to find holistic products in my area, but i would find a way to get them if i have good recommendation because i have no idea what to buy!)
Finally the other day she had mild diarrhea. I was going to take her to the vet until i realized that it didn't last and her stool has been back to normal since two days.
Now another and my biggest concern is her appetite. She has her days. One morning she will sniff the food and leave it there, and the next day or in the evening she will eat.
I guess she has her moments? she doesn't seem to enjoy food. I'm Worried that she has a deeper problem.
I have to mention that she has taken a anti parasite vermifuge two weeks ago at the vet.
Thank you for your help. I'm anxious to hear about your recommendations for my Clio!
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