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lick

1. a block of compressed salt or chemical matter provided for domestic animals to lick for medicinal and nutritional purposes
2. a place to which animals go to lick exposed natural deposits of salt
3. Slang a short musical phrase, usually on one instrument
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Lick granulomas, officially known as acral lick dermatitis or ALD, occur when a dog licks excessively on a leg, paw, or other area, producing an itchy ulceration.
Dogs suffering from canine acral lick dermatitis (ALD) constantly lick, scratch, or bite their paws or flanks, creating sores and sometimes requiring surgery or steroid injections.
Canine Acral Lick Dermatitis (ALD) also known as lick granuloma or canine neurodermatitis and is defined as injury to skin caused by chronic licking ('Acral' pertains to or affects a limb or other extremity).