I'll be taking Chagall over to the vet in a few hours but wonder if anyone can suggest something to help what's ailing him...he's been licking his right front paw between the toes to the point the skin is angry red. This started about a day or so ago. His feet are shaved and he's kept very clean. His ears seem fine and he seems fine overall, just that nasty itching which has him licking one of his paws. I hope this isn't an allergy starting--I went through that with our terrier for 16 years!, but I'm bracing myself. He'll be 1 year old next week and is on FROMM food, which he just loves. He also loves playing outside on the grass, in the woods, etc. so I'm hoping this isn't going to be an environmental allergy thing! The breeder told me to try cortisone plus cream, but I want the vet to see him first. When I called this morning the vet's receptionist told me his initial thinking is he'll give Chagall a shot, which I'm thinking is a steriod. I've washed off Chagall's paw and he's got a sock on it for now. Just looking for some ideas here to make and keep him comfortable. Sorry but I am an anxious poodle mom!