Q. My dog is itchy mostly paws this is new and he does not have fleas
A. A pet approved colloidal oatmeal bath or soak in Epsom salts may soothe itchy paws. Consider adding an essential fatty acid supplement (usually a fish oil) to the diet to promote healthy skin. Search www.pet360.com for fish oil supplements. Itchy paws can be a common symptom of allergies or food sensitivities. Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian for an exam. Discuss food elimination trials and allergy testing. If your vet reaches a diagnosis of allergies, your task is to try to determine what he is allergic to and decrease or eliminate it. If he is chewing incessantly, place an e-collar (cone) on him to prevent trauma.