Lick Granuloma in Dogs Symptoms:
The symptoms of licked granulomas are similar to those of other types of skin infections such as fungal infections or bacterial infections. However, there are some differences between these two kinds of infection. The most common ones include the following:
1) Lick granulomatosis is usually caused by a fungus called Candida albicans (also known as yeast).
2) Lick granulomatosis is not contagious, but it can spread from one person to another through contact with saliva or urine of infected animal.
3) The duration of the disease varies depending upon the type of bacteria involved in the infection.
Some cases may go away within a few days while others persist for months.
How to Diagnose Lick Granuloma in Dogs?
There are several ways to diagnose licked granuloma in dogs. You can do the following tests:
A) Blood test : Blood sample taken from your pet’s mouth will show the presence of bacteria or fungi present in their body. A positive result indicates that the dog has been exposed to a pathogen which causes licked granulomatosis.
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