Cat Lick Granuloma
Aardora helps speed healing in three ways. First, Aardora's unique moisturizers soothe itch, irritation, redness and swelling to deter the over-scratching of tender granuloma sores. Second, Aardora serves as an antimicrobial dressing in order to protect your cat's raw skin from harmful germs (bacteria and fungus). Lastly, Aardora’s Active Earth Elements™ draw toxins and allergens away from your cat's skin while providing essential mineral nutrients. Guaranteed results with no reported side effects.
About Lick Granuloma, Symptoms & Common Causes:
If your cat is continuously licking a specific skin area, they likely have lick granuloma, also known as acral lick dermatitis. This condition will make your cat’s skin look patchy, scaly, flaky and irritated. Other main symptoms are a matting of the hair and, in some cases, an unpleasant odor coming from the affected area.
Lick dermatitis can be a vicious cycle for many cats. Trying to scratch an uncomfortable area, the cat will continue to lick repeatedly and cause further irritation. When a cat incessantly licks one area of the body (often the feet or legs), the area becomes, sequentially: increasingly itchy, red and inflamed, moist, infected, and ulcerated. Sometimes, after a while, this licking becomes habitual and subconscious, causing the cat to lick even after the area is no longer itchy or uncomfortable. Your cat’s initial skin discomfort, or itch, is likely related to an infection, caused by fungi, bacteria, yeast or parasites. Or, this skin discomfort may represent a food sensitivity, allergic reaction, nutritional deficiency, or reaction to an irritating substance.
How to Care for a Cat with Lick Granuloma Symptoms:
The best treatment for dermatitis is to deter scratching (with a cone) and use a soothing topical cream to manage the itch, discomfort and inflammation. A topical (surface) skin protectant, such as Aardora, will also lower your cat’s risk of infection, particularly if their skin is over-irritated. And, of course, treating your cat with an extra dose of TLC (tender loving care) will help him or her to heal more comfortably. Surround your cat with its favorite toys, pillows, etc.
Healing Complications to Watch Out for:
Watch out for changes in your cat’s appetite (anorexia) and energy, as these can signify a more serious infection. Be especially careful with densely coated cats or cats where there is an accumulation of mats or shedding hair, since moisture on the skin may remain long enough to allow superficial bacteria to reproduce and spread.