Ok Folks~ Here goes and please don't laugh!
I have a Dalmation who is about 9 y/o. She's a pretty big girl, and I can tell her hips are starting to give her some pain. But there's one thing I have noticed...
She is licking her front left paw until it bleeds! There is no fur or skin left on it! She just keeps on and on. My husband and I bandage it with medicine, but by morning, she has torn the bandage off. We pour peroxide on it nightly, but as soon as we let her go (and she's not easy to hold on to), she's back to licking it.
Is it a nervous condition? What can I do for her? I know it's awful, but we can't afford to take her to the vet without me working right now...
Any ideas? I'd appreciate it.