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Old 07-28-2010, 03:45 AM
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My dog has a sore she keeps licking...

Can anyone give me an idea of what this can be?
For the past 2 days, my dog keeps licking her front paw. At first I just noticed her licking, but this morning i found it very odd and noticed she has no fur there anymore....

Here is a picture.

She is going anyways to the vet on August 2nd, for travelling purposes(shots, etc...)
SHould I be worried? Should she go right away!

I am kinda worried... SHe is usually a very healthy pet.

She is 9.5 years old, border collie/german sheppard.

Thanks !
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I looks like a lick granuloma ... basically the dog begins licking a spot usually on the front paws and licks and licks untill it becomes a sore... its a habbit and a near impossible one to break. does this dog spend alot of time alone or in a crate?
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Acral Lick Dermatitis (Lick Granuloma) in Dogs

this kind of explains it ..although it could be anything i would ask a vet about it
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That looks exactly what my dog might have...
She doesn't seem in pain, but I definitely do not want it to get worse and spread...

I am taking the morning off and bringing her to the vet. I tried applying a bandage around her paw, but she instantly removed it... I hope the vet has better techniques!

TY for your help it reassured me a little.

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no problem ... breaking he habit is the key they make stuff you can put on it that tastes bitter to try to help kind of like you put on a kids nails to try to get them to stop biting them
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Try a dog bootie or you can order a dogleggs theraputic device to keep her off it if the bitter sprays don't work. Altho this is just a transitional theraputic device either way you are going to need to find the root to her compulsive licking and put a stop to it thru training and theraputic devices. Make sure there is no parasite that could be causing this like ringworm.

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You may want to assess your dogs lifestyle...most dogs develop these out of understimulation or anxiety
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You may want to assess your dogs lifestyle...most dogs develop these out of understimulation or anxiety
ditto this, totally, that type of licking is a sign of emotional stress... that can be caused by big lifestyle changes (big to the dog ) or understimulation... usually it is a combo of both/they are related...
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I agree ...theres a reason whatever it may be that she wasnt doing this before and she is now.
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Can anyone give me an idea of what this can be?
For the past 2 days, my dog keeps licking her front paw. At first I just noticed her licking, but this morning i found it very odd and noticed she has no fur there anymore....

Here is a picture.

She is going anyways to the vet on August 2nd, for travelling purposes(shots, etc...)
SHould I be worried? Should she go right away!

I am kinda worried... SHe is usually a very healthy pet.

She is 9.5 years old, border collie/german sheppard.

Thanks !
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sometimes it is an allergy that causes this have you added any new food to the diet any new treats?
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