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Katie has been diagnosed with a histiocytoma on one of her back feet. It's not that major, and apparently is likely to resolve in 3-6 months on its own. BUT… she is licking it. And that makes it irritated. Which makes her lick it more. I've been told to try and stop that, and the vet recommended a cone. But I just can't see having her coned (or muzzled) for the next 3 months! What have other people done in this situation? Anything topical I could use?




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Sometimes it's beneficial to use a topical corticosteroid. Also, there is an off label lick deterrent that you can try--applying ophthalmic atropine ointment around (not directly on) the affected area work incredibly well--it's is hands down the most bitter tasting medication. You need to ask your vet for a tube-even if it's expired--the tiniest dap goes a long way (just make sure you wash our hands thoughly after use).

If your vet is not willing to dispense the atropine you can purchase a Medipaw boot to keep the area covered.

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