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Acral lick dermatitis is a firm, raised, ulcerative, or thickened plaque usually located on the back side of the ankle, or between the toes. The age at which it occurs in cats varies with the cause. Some veterinarians believe it may more commonly affect males, while others indicate there is no predisposition.
The following are some symptoms that may be observed if your cat is suffering from acral lick dermatitis:
A veterinarian will first need to do a behavioral history on your cat. The following are a list of other possible examinations generally used to diagnose acral lick dermatitis:
It is important that the veterinarian rule out any underlying diseases prior to diagnosing neurologically caused (psychogenic) skin disorders.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A condition in which the skin becomes inflamed