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09 Nov 2006

Licking
I have a 7 yr old, unspayed Golden Labrador. She recently started licking her elbow and now it's become swollen and raw looking. You can grab hold of the lump of skin, so it's not attached to the bone, it's just on her skin. What over-the-counter treatment do you suggest I get for her? I'm worried about going to the vet as he might prescribe expensive medicine which I can't afford and has no guarantee of working.. Please help as it looks very sore and I'm worried about her!
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

This could be an area that suffers when the dog lies down. Next time she is lying flat lok to see if the affected area contacts the floor. If so make sure she has thick bedding to lie on. It may help to bandage the area using a doughnut shaped spacer over the affected area to make sure the bandage does not put pressure on the affected area. It is best to have it checked out as these lesions can become traumatised and infected.
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