Owen has started a new habit in the last few months and I wasn't really worried about it until today. He will obsessively lick his paws. Now Owen is strange sometimes so I try not to get too worked up about his random behavior quirks. If he is on a blanket he will lick his paws so much that there is a pool of saliva around it. Kind of disgusting.
I thought it had leveled off... but I noticed today that he is missing hair between his pad and thumb (?) to the point that most of it is gone! Any ideas? Allergies? Irritation from something outside? I would say grass but this started before our pollen season ignited. Should I take him to the vet?