• My dog Abby is a Shichon Poo who will turn 2 in November. Lately, she has been constantly licking her lips and her front paws. Is this a sign of allergies or could it be something else?

    Hi Tom,
    I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian. Licking like you are describing can be caused by a few different things. These do include allergies but other skin issues can cause this as well as nausea or GI issues. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of this behavior after they have examined her. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that she needs will depend on the underlying cause of her symptoms.

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