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My 8 year old has this awful Lick Granola.He's had it 3 weeks now.The vet seems to think it may have been brought on through the death of our cat.They were always together.He has a buster collar on which he hates.He is on tablets one of which is for stress and a gel.The minute his collar comes off he starts licking, and makes his leg bleed.I don't know what to try next.Can any one help.He has had allergy tests done,wheat and gluten allergy which we have always known about.He has no scraps at all and no dairy.Heart is breaking for him.
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I don't know anything about this product, but maybe something like this would help:

DogLeggs Front Legg Wraps for Lick Granuloma

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It might be worth having a look round in the U.K. for something similar.I just don't know what to do next.He can't keep wearing this buster collar much longer,it's driving him mad.
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Try spraying with Bitter Apple. It is safe to spray on the wound and we have just had a working dog with one and it has solved the problem. Might be worth talking to the vet about putting some cortizone based cream on it to stop the irritation. Annef

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He's using Fuciderm Gel at the moment which was prescribed by the vet.Took the buster collar off for 5 minutes yesterday to wipe his eyes and brush him,he went straight to his leg and started licking.I don't know how to get him out of this vicious cycle.
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This article talks about creating leggings. You could try wrapping with a bandage and vet wrap, then spraying the vet wrap with bitter apple spray. You will have to find a way to cover it so he can't lick it until it heals and hopefully once it's healed the habit will be broken.

How to Cover a Leg Sore on a Dog VirtuaVet

(I think I would vet wrap the ankle so the dog can't get under the legging)

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The two spots on his leg have healed,but when you take his collar off he start's to lick straight away.I think I may try him with the lick strips, but will ask vet advice first.
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I hope they help!

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