French expat Christine Cariou said acupuncture worked wonders for her nine-year-old Somali cat diagnosed with acral lick granuloma
, a complicated skin disorder which results typically from the animal's urge to lick the lower portion of one of its legs.
: Breeds most commonly affected are Dobermans, German Shepherd Dogs, Great Danes, and Labrador Retrievers.
He was fine, but he also started the lick granuloma
again--this time three of them.
A It is commonly held that dogs with a lick granuloma
start to lick at normal skin and create all the damage seen.
One is a lick granuloma
which can be due to both a psychogenic or infectious cause.
In cases where the dog is sucking or licking its own leg, flanks, or paws, skin irritation and infection may result (a condition known as lick granuloma
A lick granuloma
can result from an insect bite, cut, skin infection, imbedded foreign object, allergic dermatitis, arthritis pain, deep-seated fungal infections, external parasites like scabies and demodex, skin cancer lesion, or inflamed nerves or neuropathies, or it might begin for no apparent reason.
While some behaviors won't result in physical debilitation, others--such as licking and flank-sucking--can turn into medical problems such as lick granuloma
or skin infections.
While lick granulomas
can have a physical cause, they may also be related to anxiety or boredom.
Honey infused with the herbs mentioned above is an effective dressing for cuts, surgical wounds, burns, lick granulomas
, abrasions, hot spots, and infected wounds.
But when done to excess or in a self-mutilating manner as with lick granulomas
, for the purpose of anxiety reduction, the routines become a misdirected or much-overdone variation on normal behavior.
She had a couple of rubbery cysts, one on her back and one behind her right elbow, both the size of an olive, and four lick granulomas
, one at the top of each foot.