my dog is licking this red spot on her leg.she must have licked it too much.how do i stop her from licking it?
i need to know how to cure it too!
on Oct 21st 2008
in Skin Problems
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This is most likely an allergy type thing so your dog needs to see a vet!
It could be a hot spot or allergies or both. Are you feeding a good high quality dog food? A vet should probably look at it and give you an idea what's going on.
Makia 1996-2008 answered on 10/21/08. Helpful? / 0
I agree, it could be an irritant/allergy. Could also have evolved into a nervous habit (I had a schnauzer once, with itchy-tight pup earcrop stitches. Though healed, he scratched when nervous, creating an icky sore on his neck for years). Check with vet first to be sure no injury/allergy, or if nervous tic or habit, and be sure diet quality and qty is appropriate.
If Vet agrees it's not a serious wound, clean with an antiseptic or soap/water, 3X antibiotic (neosporin...), then cover w/ waterproof/sticky bandaid - or nonstick gauzepad and stretchy wraptape. If unsupervised, the "dreaded" plastic collar cone may be necessary to keep her from pulling bandage off...
Scold her if you witness her licking, and reward her if she complies. Check outdoors to be sure there are no biting ants/pests, or poisonous plants. My nearly hairless APBT gets big raised welts when ants or 'skeeters bite him! I treat with Solarcaine Aloe Gel, and he is grateful.
Gilligan answered on 10/21/08. Helpful? / 0