Lick Granuloma

A lick granuloma, also known as acral lick dermatitis, is a skin disorder in dogs resulting from an urge to lick the lower portion of the leg or sometimes another part of the body such as the base of the tail. The lesion from the incessant licking eventually results in a thickened, firm, oval plaque. Prior to that the lesion can be red, swollen, irrirated, and bleeding, similar to a hot spot or wet eczema.

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Lick Granuloma - Treatment
... substitutes such as hydrocodone may decrease the urge to lick ... wraps, bandages, anti-licking ointments (which are bad tasting) and anti-lick strips (which are either bad tasting or simply provide a barrier) ... Overall, lick granulomas are very difficult to treat, with control only being achieved in about 65 percent of cases ...

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