Ringo wrote: »
Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
Also, this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_spot_(veterinary_medicine)
ceres wrote: »
Skoal Cat is correct.
does it seem anything like this?
Your dog has lick granuloma and outside of looking gross it isn't a huge deal. It can get more easily infected requiring vet trips + bills, but that's about it. You can try cones and the like, but they probably won't work in the end. None of my vet's cones were large enough because she could still reach the paw. Apparently cones above a certain size are torture or something. Lick granuloma typically develops in crazy dogs with nervous-nelly or worrier personas. Over time the paw-licking behavior will become so psychosomatic that you will never get the dog to stop.