In July of 2020, we were all experiencing a great deal of new anxiety and stress. And it is no secret or mystery that many of us human beings picked up some new bad habits. However we aren’t the only ones who suffer from some form of bad habit. Our fluffy friends do, too.
One of those that can become particularly difficult to treat is called a “Lick Granuloma”. And there are a lot of resources online and in textbooks about this condition. Typically it is thought to take months, often requiring antibiotics.
Here we review one case from the early days of covid, when a pet owner reached out to Imbed Biosciences and we helped by providing MicroLyte Vet. After months of it going unhealed, the lick granuloma began rapidly improving.
July 6, 2020
After receiving MicroLyte Vet on July 1st, Debra provided her first feedback:
It does seem to be giving him some relief. At least you would think so. Having been open, oozing gooey sticky stuff. (Very scientific there don’t you think!!) To where it’s still open, but not gooey. And did you see the little one? It’s closed and actually gettting a little fur back on it. (Whoot whoot) lol.Debra
Here you can see the images taken after the first 24 hours, on July 2nd:
And here are the pictures taken four days later, on July 6th:
July 7, 2020
Unfortunately, there was a little bit of a setback overnight. “We did have a little set back. There was a horrible storm last night, booming thunder horrible lightening and flooding. So he had a huge anxiety attack and chewed off his sock and got to his wound before I could get to him. The damage wasn’t to to bad. I cried. I was so proud of him and the patches. The just got to a little of the new skin growth but no new depth to the wound.”
July 10, 2020
A new photo was provided, and Debra said “You can see the new damage, but it’s looking much better. I applied a new patch today. So tomorrow when I check it I will send a photo of it as well.”
July 16, 2020
“Look at this!! It’s looking sooo good!”
Lick granulomas do have behavioral underpinnings, and there are a multitude of reasons that they occur. The microbes that are typically present can be killed by MicroLyte Vet, without the negative side effects of antibiotics or other types of silver dressings.
If you are a pet owner, you should consult your veterinarian. If you would like to try MicroLyte Vet on your pet’s (or patient’s) lick granuloma, contact us.