As usual this year, although it started really early, the dog started his allergies. We don’t know what he is allergic to but at a certain time each year his paws start to itch and that means he starts to lick.
If you are a dog owner you will know that when a dog starts licking a patch they don’t stop until they lick it raw.
We tried to control it by washing his feet after every walk but we hit a hot spell and that was it. One trip to the vet later and minus a lot of money we had a working solution that didn’t involve steroid tablets which the dog does not tolerate very well (joys of having a dalmatian, very sensitive stomach and sensitive to medicines). He was put on anti-histime, 2 morning and night and a steroid spray which seems to do the job. So fingers crossed now the spray has run out but the anti-histimine is still going that he will get through without any more licked patches.