Acral Lick Granuloma in Dogs
Acral Lick Overview
Acral Lick Granuloma, also called acral lick dermatitis, is a frustrating skin condition caused by compulsive, relentless licking of a single area.
Acral lick granuloma most often occurs on the front of the lower legs. The area is unable to heal, and the resulting pain and itching can lead the dog to keep licking the same spot.
Treatment includes discouraging the dog from licking, either by using a bad-tasting topical solution or an Elizabethan collar.
Cost of Treatment: $25 – $50
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