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There can be many causes for your dog to not like having his feet touched. The chewing at his feet can be related to allergies and if he licks he can irritate them and lead to possible infection. The pain in his feet would make him want his feet touched even less. There are positive training methods that can be used to get him more comfortable with his feet being handled to help with nail trims. Also, I understand your frustration at not having answers when this had been asked about in the past. Often times, it will take diagnostics and trials to determine the cause of him chewing on his feet and to determine the best way to limit this. I recommend calling a veterinarian for an exam and having a discussion about what he is going through. Ensure to let them know what food he is eating, any treats he receives, about his exercise regimen, and bathing regimen. The veterinarian will also need to know any medications he is taking and what you have tried in the past.
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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