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Alondra, thanks for contacting us about your dog. Many dogs are sensitive about their feet being handled and nail trims. There are many things you can do at home to help make it a more positive experience. Use treats and give positive rewards when he allows you to touch his feet, go slow, and allow breaks. Chewing on the nails and feet are fairly common for dogs. Sometimes this is normal behavior and/or them just grooming. Sometimes dogs will chew because the feet are irritated possibly from an allergy. I would discuss these behaviors with your veterinarian and also your concerns about stress and nail trims. They will be able to determine what is normal for your dog and may be able to help find better ways to handle his feet.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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