Going Away for a Week? Here’s What to Do with Your Dog Need a break? If your job feels more boring and tiring than it usually does, it might be a sign that you should go somewhere for a couple of days and forget about everything. But what if going away is not such a … Read more
7 Questions to Ask Breeders Before Buying a Puppy So you want a puppy, huh? Well, we all know getting a dog is neither cheap nor temporary. You should be well prepared for the search that will ensue when looking for the perfect furry family member to add to your household. Being careful and doing plenty … Read more
Worlds Tallest Dog Dies at Age 5 He will be sadly missed. Zeus, the Great Dane who held the Guinness World Record for being the world’s tallest dog, has died at the age of 5, just two months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been with his family since he was 8 weeks old. The dog, whom … Read more
Guide Dogs for Veterans is one of the many valuable programs offered by The Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation (KNGF). This TV commercial shows the assistance a veteran dog can offer in helping a military veteran who is coping with severe war-related trauma. KNGF, established in 1935, has been training guide dogs for visually impaired people for more than … Read more
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
Guilty Dog Steals Toy From Baby Guess What Happens Then? Okay, so a guilty dog steals toy from baby but then proceeds to totally make up for it in the sweetest way. Check this out. Guilty Dog Steals Toy From Baby – Published on Apr 27, 2014 Cute, huh? I don’t know … maybe we’re … 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
New Friskies Wet Cat Food Commercial ~ “Dear Kitten” ~ Have you seen the new Friskies wet cat food commercial? It’s just so darned cute I had to have it on my blog. I know you’ll enjoy it. Let me know what you thought of it in the comments below. ♥ Published on Jun 5, 2014 … 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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