Anyone else have any ideas on how to stop this? Zoey had one a year ago, we used pepper bandages to prevent the licking and upped her exercise to prevent boredom. I had to work a lot this winter and she did not get as much activity so I'm sure that's a contributing factor, she now has three of them on her front legs.
Vet says it psychological, the licking releases endorphins and suggested using prozac, not sure about that, shes a happy dog with lots of energy. Now that spring is here I've upped her exercise, but she's still licking. Someone else pointed out the risk of the pepper bandage getting in her eyes should she rub her face somehow, looking for some suggestions.