My dog would occasionally lick a foot pad until it was red and swollen. I folded a grocery store clear plastic baggie in half. On that I put a 4x4 square of gauze. On that I put a big spoonful of cottage cheese cold right from the refrigerator. I had him stand with the sore paw right on the cottage cheese, then I gathered up the baggie and used vet wrap to secure it. My goal was to keep it on him for 30-45 minutes. When I removed it I rinsed his foot off in clear water and dried it with a towel. The redness was gone, the swelling was gone, and the licking stopped. I've used cottage cheese many times on myself and my pets to draw out infection and soothe the tissues.