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Ariel is a six-year-old, spayed female Doberman. She has recently begun licking her left foreleg almost constantly. The licking has created a sore on her leg, but she continues the behavior. Your first recommendation to the owner would be to

A. consult with the vet.
B. punish Ariel each time she starts the licking.

C. distract Ariel with food or toys when she starts the licking.

D. get a companion dog to keep Ariel company.


I picked A

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    I agree.

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    and in addition an after-surgery collar so she can NOT lick her leg. If her skin is dry, Wellactin will help.

    Sra

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