Our question this week was:
Dr. Jon - Is it normal for my 2-week old male Boston terrier
to lick his paws? Sometimes he licks his genital, is this normal? When he's licking his paws, he sometimes bites/chews on his paw too. Is this normal? I know Boston's sometimes grooms himself, but, biting/chewing, is that normal?
Hi Mary– thanks for your email. You wrote that your 2-week-old male Boston terrier is licking his paws. Are you sure you meant 2-week old? That is very young and I would not expect any particular behaviors at this age other than nursing and sleeping most of the time.
Articles that might be helpful to you are Pruritus (Itchiness) in Dogs
(this pertains to older dogs) and Developmental Milestones in the Puppy
Best of luck!
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