How To Help Your Dog Be Happy And Healthy written by +Neil Kilgore Dogs are our loyal companions, our friends, and our protectors, so it can sometimes seem strange that in order for our dogs to be healthy and happy we have to take special care to raise them in such a way that they … Read more
Rescuing Rosie A Tale of Two Women and a Rottweiler “Rescuing Rosie” is a story of a Rottweiler and two compassionate women who found the dog in the Neerabup National Park in Western Australia. The Rottweiler had apparently been living on her own in the Park for over a year. The two women felt compelled … Read more
Ukrainian Stray Dog Sings With a One Man Street Show This Ukrainian stray dog sings to the beautiful sounds of street performer Sergei Ivanovich, getting them lots of attention from passersby! Ivanovich, who plays his clarinet regularly in Dnipropetrovsk’s European Square, says he set up his folding chair and sat down to play when a … Read more
By Dr. Becker
Acral lick dermatitis, or ALD, is an injury caused by chronic licking that leads to inflammation and irritation of the skin.
If the licking occurs in one central spot that becomes thickened over time, it’s called an acral lick granuloma. A lick granuloma is a firm, raised, and ulcerated area of the skin that doesn’t heal because the kitty’s constant attention prevents the open wound from closing. The licking and inflammation make the skin itchy, which causes more licking, and a vicious cycle of licking and itching can occur.
Acral lick dermatitis can occur in any cat of any age and either gender. The condition is much more common in dogs than in cats, but because it can occur in cats and I’ve had requests for a video, here it is!
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How to Safely Remove a Tick From a Dog Or a Cat … or Yourself! If you find a tick attached to your dog’s or cat’s skin, or your own, there’s no need to panic. Let me show you how to safely remove a tick from a dog, cat, or YOU! There are several tick … Read more
Jade the German Shepherd Saves Baby Girl Baby Named in Honor This is a lovely, true story about a German Shepherd named “Jade” and a baby girl he found in a park one cold morning, abandoned. After Jade found the baby girl, he led Roger Wilday, a 68 year-old retired engineer, to her. The baby … Read more