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My dog also diagnosed with acral lick he is currently on

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Hi my dog also diagnosed with acral lick he is currently on meds colmicalm 2 twice a day spray steroid which he licks off was wandering about the adaptil collar as well but he has an open wound on leg he is a Springer spaniel he's had two tplo and is a highly anxious dog
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No no thyroid been done spray steroid and antibiotics can't have oral as had pancreatitis in past front right paw

Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
Julie,
If your vet has not yet checked for a thyroid condition, you may want to have that done. Thyroid conditions can cause excessive paw licking and chewing and I've seen misdiagnosed as acral lick before. .
If that has been done and no medical reason has been found you are dealing with Acral lick dermatitis or lick granuloma. You can read about this here:
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_lick_granuloma.html
You can read about some treatment methods on this site:
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/treatment-of-lick-granuloma/page1.aspx
You may also want to try an Elizabethan collar (cone shaped collar) that is designed to keep a dog from licking themselves until you get his paws somewhat cleared up. You can also try soaking the paws in epson salt and warm water, cleaning with hydrogen peroxide and using triple antibiotic ointment or Neosporin to help aid healing as well. If you don't use a collar, baby socks or larger socks on the paws taped at the top may prevent the licking and allow the paws time to heal.
If the cone is too much of a pain to handle, the nobite collar may do the trick as well.
http://www.bitenot.com/
Once you can get the sore cleared, the dog often does not continue the behavior.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you need more information or clarification, please reply and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. I do have to step out for about an hour but will respond to any followup questions you have when I return. If you are satisfied, please take the opportunity to rate.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi can the antibiotics be bought online or at vets thank you

Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
JaCustomer,
Antibiotics normally can be purchased at the vets.

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