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Clomipramine treatment of acral lick dermatitis in a dog

  • Kang, Min-Hee (Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Lee, Chang-Min (Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Sung, Hyun-Jeong (Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Park, Hee-Myung (Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University)
  • Received : 2012.11.02
  • Accepted : 2013.03.22
  • Published : 2013.09.30

Abstract

An 11-year-old, toy poodle dog was presented with dermatologic lesions and mammary gland tumor (MGT) evaluation. A solitary, lobulated MGT (size $2.5{\times}3.5$ cm) was affecting the 5th left mammary gland. Firm, oval plaque skin lesions were present on the left dorsal carpal area. The skin lesions were alopecic and salivary staining. The dog had historical separation anxiety and excessive licking of skin lesions were observed. Based on the clinical and histopathologic examinations, MGT was diagnosed with mammary complex adenoma and the skin lesions were diagnosed with acral lick dermatitis. Behavior modification treatment using oral clomipramine was effective.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

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