4 Paws Damp Heat formula is based on the classical formula Qing Shi Re Tang that clears Damp Heat and Detoxifies and Cools the Blood. We use this for dogs and cats who are licking their paws and have a musty smell and saliva staining between their toes. Itchy paws may or may not be accompanied by an itchy red tummy and inner thighs and red, itchy ears.
Ingredients : Di Fu Zi, Tong Cao, Tu Fu Ling, Ku Shen, Yin Chen Hao, Chi Shao Yao, Chuan Niu Xi, Dan Zhu Ye, Sheng Di Huang, Gan Cao.
Regular strength 0.5 g and 0.2 g capsules are available for small to med sized pets.
Dosage for capsules are 0.2 g per 10 lbs or 0.5 g per 20 lbs.
Concentrated granules are available for larger pets in a 90 g loose powder.
Recommended dose is 0.1 g per 20 lbs twice per day so a 100 lbs dog will require 0.5 g or one small scoop twice per day.
Our 1st rule outs for Itchy paws in dogs are contact allergies and hookworm larvae infection (see our Creeping Eruption blog post if you dare). Controlling allergies is best accomplished by eliminating allergens so if your neighborhood uses a weekly chemical lawn service, avoid the sprayed grass. Make sure you deworm your pet monthly with a dewormer that kills intestinal worms....most oral monthly heart worm preventatives contain pyrantel which kills intestinal parasites in dogs. Revolution for cats kills fleas and also kills intestinal parasites for kitties but revolution does NOT kill intestinal parasites in dogs.