Ask-a-Vet: Question and Answer
Breed: chuahuahua maltise mix
Age: 7.0 years
Weight: 10.0 pounds
9/3/2012 11:38:57 AM
My dog gets into these trance like licking sessions. He licks his arms, paws, knees thighs, genital area and bum for minutes at a time. He doesn’t stop licking until he causes abrasions..
9/4/2012 8:31:05 PM
Greetings - -
Very interesting phenomenon that you describe here...
Not sure what he is dealing with, but the first thing I would want to rule out are inhalant allergies, as these cause dogs to itch.
The best first step is a consultation with your veterinarian, and it would be VERY useful to have video of one of these "trances" on your phone or on a camera to view with your veterinarian.