Fungal Disease (Sporotrichosis) of the Skin in Dogs
Because of its potential for infection in humans, your dog may be hospitalized for the initial treatment. In many situations, outpatient therapy may be a consideration. Several antifungal drugs are available for treatment of this infection. Your veterinarian will choose the type that is best suited to your dog. The treatment generally takes some time; at least several weeks after the initial treatment before the patient is considered recovered.
Although difficult to prevent because of its prevalence in the environment, it is helpful to determine the source of the Sporothrix schenckii, so that you can take steps to prevent repeat infections.
Living and Management
Your veterinarian will set up a schedule of follow-up appointments at around every 2–4 weeks in order to re-evaluate your dog. Clinical signs will be monitored and liver enzymes will be assessed. Side effects associated with treatment will be evaluated, and treatment will be adapted according to your dog's reactions. If your dog does not respond to therapy, your veterinarian will make changes in the medication.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A type of fungus that produces buds
A medical condition in which the meninges becomes inflamed
General discomfort of the body
The introduction of an animal to an organism in order to create a slight disease to induce immunity
Used to refer to any drug or medical substance that has the ability to slow down or stop the growth of bacteria and other such organisms.
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