Taking a Natural Approach….

Acral Lick Granulomas , Proud flesh, Ulcers in Dogs

Acral lick granulomas are a common problem in dogs and refer to the raised reddened, tough, rubbery tissue that results from dogs licking the same area over and over again. The cause of this is usually because of underlying allergies, anything else that itches in the area, or possibly from compulsive disorders associated with boredom and/or anxieties...kind of like us biting our fingernails to the quick. Conventional treatment can be frustrating in the sense that the simpler treatments that are likely to be tried at first will prove to be insufficient.  So be prepared for repeated attempts. As a good example look for infection, underlying injury or bone infection, for other signs of allergies etc.  This includes a skin scraping for mites, especially in young dogs. Of course, if infection, mites, foreign bodies, thorns, ingrown hairs, or allergies are detected, then solving such problems will become part of the treatment plan.

 A NATURAL APPROACH

Natural Topical treatment:  Use Aloe Vera Gel,  this drys and heals the lesions quickly
Fatty Acid Oil Supplementation added to daily meals is a great start, along with homeopathic medicines according to symptoms and use of selected miasm therapy.

Switching over to a natural diet with vitamin supplements to boost the immune system. will provide a natural and safe healing program that will last a life time.