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    hi,
    We have 2 years old yellow labrador female, last November she got a red sore patch on her right lower leg, she kept licking it, pet shop assistant gave us advice to change her food which has lower levels of proteins and wheat. It seemed to work but now we are back to the same thing again the red sore patch has appeared again and she keeps licking it making it worse and now the hair has gone from the area and advice would be greatlly appreciated.

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    I moved this out of classifieds for you because no one will see it there.

    You need to get her to a vet, get the right ointment or drugs to treat it & put a cone on her head to stop her from licking it. Personally, I doubt it's diet related. If it was, she would have a rash all over not just her foot. That looks to me like she has a prickle or something similar in there that has developed into this. Maybe even an insect bite. Given the right treatment from a vet, it should (hopefully) clear up within 10-14 days.

    Good luck.

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    I'm with Garth- it doesn't sound food related to me, more a reaction to something in the environment. It could even be an injury. Like Garth said, a trip to the vet should get it cleared up.

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    vet. it could be a nervous OCD thing, or it could be something else.
    doesnt have to be food, could be the soap you use on her blankets . could be environmental grasses. could be dryer sheets. could be boredom.
    most of all, it could not heal from us not knowing what it is.
    get thee to a vet and go armed with all you can think of, from her activities (bored), to the stuff you use to clean the stuff she comes into contact with. and it's going on a long time so dont expect instant answers or success.
    this may take some time to figure out. and you may even need a specialty vet.

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    Poor thing, that looks sore! I think a vet visit would be best. Also, as the others said trying to keep her from itching/picking at it would be good too!

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    Looks like a lick granuloma. I would absolutely see a vet.
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    Ditto. Vet for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    Looks like a lick granuloma. I would absolutely see a vet.
    Yes, looks like what my mom's golden had. She got a cone and meds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    Looks like a lick granuloma. I would absolutely see a vet.
    Ditto. Get her to the vet. A clerk in a pet store is nit the person to ask for medical advice for you dog!
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