Acral Lick Granuloma Treatment Cost: $30 to $50
What is Acral Lick Granuloma in Dogs?
Ongoing, compulsive licking of a single area is the trademark of this disease, a maddening skin condition also known as acral lick dermatitis. It typically occurs on the front side of the dog’s lower legs. The area is painful, itchy and unable to heal, resulting in constant licking of the same spot.
Treating Acral Lick Granuloma
Discouraging the dog from licking the area is the main aim of treatment. It can usually be achieved through:
a foul-tasting topical application or…
a specialized collar that prevents the dog from reaching the affected area.
While skin allergies are generally not life-threatening, treating them over the lifetime of your dog can add up rather quickly.
Pet health insurance plans can help offset the cost of medication and treatment.
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