Steve's allergy is really bad this year & nothing seems to help. Since 3months ago he's been licking and biting his front paws raw. Wiping his paws after going outside and applying hotspot spray (tried various brands), Benadryl all didn't help. I switched his food from Lotus Lamb to Orijen Regional Red 2months ago thinking the grain-free food will help but it hasn't. Still no change after a month so I took him to the vet who said his paws are pretty bad and it's most likely airborne/environmenal allergies and he was presribed Prednisone. I wasn't thrilled giving Steve steroids but I'd at least try the dose given over 10 days if it'll give him relief. I noticed a difference overnight (no more licking noises to keep me awake at night) and it helped for 5 days but then the licking started again (ugh!).
2weeks ago I got him a soft cone to prevent the licking and allow his paw to heal and grow fur again. When I do take off the cone I apply either the hotspot spray or cortisone cream and put newborn baby socks or mittens on his feet. As soon as I take off the socks he's back to licking/biting his paws. I then thought the licking was a behavioral issue but the vet said it's allergies so the next thing to do is start testing what exactly he's allergic to but it may take a long time for the conclusion.
So, here I am asking my fellow corgi parents if you've tried anything that helped lessen or rid of the allergies outside of taking steroids.
Here's a picture of Steve wearing the comfy cone (you can see the red right front paw). He likes wearing it but I feel bad he has to wear it all the time.