Lick Granuloma

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My year old red female dobie has a lick granuloma on her paw.  She is on antibotics and a topical solution to help heal it.  We have the Lampshade collar on her but she is so smart.  She has figured out how to bend the collar in a way where she can still get to her paw with the granuloma on it.  When we are not home or sleeping I have to wrap her paw and put the collar on her.  She still rips off the bandage and licks her paw.  Does anyone have any other suggestions to help her not lick her paw...I have put Bitter Apple on the bandage and hot sauce and she still gets at it.  Any way to help it heal faster?  Help! She is way too smart.

 

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They say that Bitter Orange is way worse than Bitter Apple, and that dogs are more repelled by it.  I've seen it for sale in the pet section of WalMart before in a very small bottle.  You might try looking for it. 

Lick sores can be a real bugger to heal.  Is it a front paw or a back paw?

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I have a recipe here for a lick sore remedy, but I'm in chaos unpacking from the move last weekend so not sure I can locate it.  I'll look a bit after obedience class tonight.  I think I may have seen that file on Monday. 

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How much time are you in the house with her?

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I guess I've been holding onto this info for a while.  Printed it off in 1997.  It was posted by an old-timer breeder. 

Clean the area with Listerine.  Leave it somewhat damp.  Sprinkle on cayenne pepper.  Pat it on pretty well and just leave it alone.  Cayenne is nature's itch stopper from the outside, it says.  Helps to stop the itch and alleviates the urge to lick/chew.  At the same time, get yourself some tincture of licorice root (non-alcohol type) from the health food store and tincture of dandelion root (also non-alcohol).  Give about 10 drops of licorice root 3 times a day for the first 2 days, then 12 drops 2 times a day for a week.  After the third day, add 10 drops per day of the dandelion root.  Licorice root, it says, is nature's cortisone but it also warns that it may cause some water retention and changes the balance of potassium but that's where the dandelion root comes in.  This info says it counteracts that effect.

Someone else posted back at that time that you could crush up a few plain aspirin and rub on/in the sore.  It says the aspirin limits the pain and tastes bad alleviating the licking.

I dunno, just passing on what I kept for so many years.   

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Do you mean the licorice tincture and the dandelion tincture?  I assume that means to give them orally.  I think the key to treating lick sores is to treat it from the inside and the outside. 

Usually, I would give antibiotics while treating the outside topically somehow. 

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