|Acral lick dermatitis (`lick granuloma`) in dogs is often thought to have a behavioral etiology. However, other diseases may cause lesions on the distal legs, mimicking acral lick dermatitis.
In this report, six dogs were presented with acral lick dermatitis-like lesions from different underlying causesÂ—namely lymphoma, an orthopedic pin, deep pyoderma, mast cell tumor, leishmaniasis, and (presumptive) sporotrichosis.
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Source: Philippe Denerolle, Stephen D. White, Tara S. Taylor, Sophie I.J. Vandenabeele (2007): Organic Diseases Mimicking Acral Lick Dermatitis in Six Dogs. In: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 43:215-220 (2007)