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    11 year old shih tzu licking air
    clamityjane posted:
    my molli looks sad and licks at the air & her paw for long periods... i read somewhere that is a sign of back pain... so what do you think??? ( ;
    Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
    I have always thought that licking at paws may be a sign of a food allergy. Licking at the air could mean that she is nauseous. Licking at her sides could be back pain. If you feel she is showing you very subtle signs, have your veterinarian give her a physical exam and make sure she is not trying to tell us something. Dr. Sandy
    clamityjane replied to Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM's response:
    THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!! ( ;

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