You’ll recognize this behavior immediately. The constant licking of one spot on your dog’s leg. It’s red and inflamed and just won’t heal. It’s a constant cycle of itching and licking. That’s a lick granuloma. It’s as stressful for you as it is for your dog.

And it’s a sign of other things that could be going on with your dog. Here’s what a lick granuloma could be hiding and how you can start healing it and other things in your dog’s life. 

But first, let’s talk about what it is and how your dog got it.