Rocket and Jet laying under the coffee table- Endless Mt. Labradors

“Why Does My Dog Obsessively Lick?!”

In January 8, 2015
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Let me set the scene here.

It’s 2 AM.  You’re sleeping soundly, and  Fido is curled up peacefully next to your bed (… or in it).

And it begins…

*Lick*

*Lick*

*Lick*

He’s licking his leg (or insert other affected body part here), incessantly.  This behavior is not isolated to being only a middle-of-the-night-habit.  Oh no, he licks and licks all day until the site of his obsession is red and raw.

What is a lick granuloma?

There is a good chance your dog is developing a lick granuloma.  Lick granulomas are skin sores that stem from constant licking. They can be on the dog’s leg, paw, hind-quarter, tail, etc.  The site of irritation can be anywhere from the size of a dime to a silver dollar.

Treating lick granulomas

Lick granulomas can be initiated by an infection, allergy, or wound that makes the dog lick often at the site, which then leads to the skin irritation and consequent behavior.  Honestly, we don’t always know the exact cause, which is why treatment can be tricky.  Sometimes it stems simply boredom. Bandaging the site to prevent the licking is an option, though keeping said bandage secured and avoiding possible ingestion thereof can be difficult.  And then you end up with a vet bill for extracting a foreign object from the dog’s intestines…  Another option is using a bitter agent spray to deter from licking, but then you wonder what’s really in that??  If boredom or lack of attention is the case, one might think about doggie daycare or adding a canine companion to the mix. Whatever the cause, we have actually found something that works well around at treating and preventing the sores.

Which leads us to…

Endless Mt. Oil Blends

If you have tried everything, I want to share with you what has helped hundreds of dogs over the past 12 weeks. Since starting our Endless Mt. Oil Blends for Pets line, we’ve seen outstanding results with our ‘Allergy/Hot Spot’ spray for licking and most people see 90% difference in 2 days, 100% difference in a week!! Then they use it once a week as a preventative.

It can be used on the whole body (covering the possibility of it being an allergy or anxiety). Not only does it soothe and relieve the itching, but also tends to not taste great, haha! So it kills two birds with one stone… treats the symptom and prevents further licking. AND you don’t have to worry about your dog ingesting any toxic chemicals if they do lick after applying. It’s 100% natural. You can apply it as many as 3 times a day if needed to keep the spot covered.  You can even apply it and cover it as described in the article, and allow it to heal.  Healing time will be cut in half with the oils.

For more info on ordering Endless Mt. Oil Blends, click here!

Rocket and Jet laying under the coffee table- Endless Mt. Labradors

6 Comments

  1. Would this work on a dog that locks people? I’m not a fan of doggie kisses but my dog loves giving them.

  2. That was supposed to say licks not locks lol sorry

  3. I’m glad to read on your site that you address boredom as a potential cause of lick granulomas in your article. A recent study showed that 70% of dogs with lick granulomas were not walked daily. (It didn’t say how many dogs without granulomas were walked daily, so we’ll have to draw our own conclusions there). One additional thing that can be a contributing factor to lick granulomas is orthopedic pain–and it may be in the neck or the elbow. Not necessarily the site being licked. Just another thing to have checked out at the vet when trying to figure out why it might’ve started. 🙂

    1. Great added input Christy! Thank you!

  4. When our boy was diagnosed with a dust mite allergy, the vet proscribed him a long list of meds that he would have to be on for the rest of his life. I am not a fan of pumping my pet full on meds and was incredibly thrilled with the results we got from this natural product!! He stopped scratching within days and the sores on his belly were gone in a week and he smells amazing!! Love, love, love!!

    1. That’s so wonderful, Bethany!! I love seeing responses like these! 🙂

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