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Bacterial Infection (Streptococcus) in Dogs

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Treatment

 

Antibiotics and hydration will be part of the prescribed treatment.

 

Living and Management

 

Good nursing care is important to help the dog recover from this bacterial infection. Rehydration is also important for restoring the body with fluid and flushing the system of the infection.

 

Prevention

 

Avoid environments overcrowded with other animals. Other than avoidance of contact with other animals, there are no known preventative measures for this bacterial infection.

 

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