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1) Do you have pictures to share of the areas you're concerned about? 2) Any history of illness for this companion? 3) Is she on any medications at this time?
It's hard to tell what is going on in this picture but it looks like there is a mass or lick granuloma present there. With allergies we typically see the pet licking the paw, but this looks like its further up the leg.For the time being, you can place an e-collar on her to keep her from licking. Here's now to make one at home or you can purchase at a pet store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFWPH17u0eUYou can also give antihistamines if you think this might be related to allergies. It certainly wouldn't hurt. My favorite is Zyrtec. Dosing info here: http://cheyennewest.comI would try to have her examined as quickly as you can, but so long as you can prevent her from causing more harm by using the e-collar it should buy you a few days. You can also clean the wound twice daily with hibiclens or a mild soap. Make sure its as dry as possible between cleanings to minimize dermatitis.
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Checking in, Mary. How is your girl doing?