My golden retreiver is really chewing on her paws this winter, esp. the pads (which are cracked). She has done this at other times during the year and the vet has suggested a connection to allergies. (pads not cracked) Any suggestions or ideas?
This is a very common clinical sign we see in dogs with allergies. If it occurs all year round then it may be a food allergy. You may want to consider having an allergy test done. A simple blood test can help determine if your pet has food allergies. vetcare