Originally Posted by ClaireandDaisy
My Hound licks his joints when his arthritis flares up. Are you sure it`s just a habit?. You could give your dog an alternative item to chew, or put a sock on him? if I have to bandage my dogs I cover it with sticky tape as they don`t like the taste.
Well, he's been seen by more than one vet, who all say there's no reason for him to keep doing it other than habit. He's a bit young for arthritis (just under 3 years). They have suggested distracting him, but he likes to do it to 'settle down', and I can't distract him 24/7! I've tried socks - he just pulls them off, and the tape thing, too! In fact putting anything over the area just seems to encourage him even more . . definitely a puzzler!
Thanks for replying, tho!