Sore patch on leg ...

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grumiosmum Mon 05-Aug-19 15:33:20

DDog has a sore patch on a joint on a front leg. She has been licking & making it raw, so I put the "cone of shame" on, and it seemed to have healed over nicely after 2 days.

Took cone off, & she's licked it raw again. Anyone got any helpful advice?

I think if I bandage it, she will still continue to lick the bandage.

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ChardonnaysPrettySister Mon 05-Aug-19 15:38:34

I don’t want to scare you, but do look up Alabama Rot.

It might be nothing, but see if it looks like it.

adaline Mon 05-Aug-19 15:51:17

If she's had it for several days it's very unlikely to be Alabama Rot.

Could be a hot spot - have you tried hibiscrub?

PutOnYourDamnSocks Mon 05-Aug-19 17:19:34

Is it low enough that you can cover it with a sock (sprayed with bitter apple)?

Moondust001 Mon 05-Aug-19 21:25:19

Assuming this is nothing more than a lick sore (really common) then even though it healed over, it was probably still irritating her, and will do so until it is fully healed or near enough. You can get a hydrocortisone spray or cream for dogs that will eliminate the irritation, but you will still need to also cover the area and prevent the dog from licking it or it will simply get worse. I would cover it with gauze and use veterinary tape - or self adhering bandage is exactly the same. And she's going to have to learn to live with the "shame" until it's healed!

grumiosmum Tue 06-Aug-19 12:15:17

Thanks everyone for the advice - have ordered some self-adhering bandage online.

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