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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Lick Granuloma

Has anyone on here successfully treated lick granuloma? My shepherd Cash has one on his leg and I have been treating it for a while. He has had cortisone shots, antibiotics, wrapped, creams and now I cone him at night and I am home off work for a few months and for the past month I have only left the home 3 times without someone here. Usually my husband gets home from work and then I leave to get out of the house and he watches him. He is coned while I am in the shower and at night and also blocked so cant leave the bedroom. I have changed his diet, per vet visits and he eats grain free, missing link, broccoli, and joint supplements. He is not anxious. Anyways I put the cone on him which is the King cloud and put him in his kennel and was gone for 45 minutes and he found a way to get a few licks in a it started bleeding again. It was almost healed and the spot is small only the size of a dime but I am getting very frustrated. Anything that anyone has done to help would be greatly appreciated or anything they have put on it to stop the licking. I have put bitter spray, cortisone sprays, numeral hot spots and so many I cannot think of. He goes back to the vet in a week and just wondering if anyone did laser therapy and if that helped.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 08:29 AM
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Every fall my senior girl starts messing with her old lick granuloma. I use a sock with a slight cuff on it (not tight) and cut the bottom of the sock off. Then I put 2-3 holes at the top where the cuff is, and string a boot lace through. I put the sock on, (cuff on top)and tie the boot lace over her shoulder. We call it her sock suspender
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Great Idea, I was thinking about something like that. Thanks I will try that.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 10:36 AM
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My 13 year old started licking raw spots over the joint area - we tried Neurotin/Gabupentin which is for nerve pain...and treated spots as well....they healed up and she has been good for nearly a year now...will lick a little once in a while but it seems the Gabupentin stopped it so it must have been the aching that caused it to start


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Lee for responding. Is that over the counter or prescription?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 11:08 AM
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Gabapentin is prescription. I had a rescue Dobe that had a lick granuloma when I got her. She was 13, and who knows how long she had it. We never could get it to clear up. I wish I could've tried Gabapentin for her.

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