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Bacterial Infection (Pyoderma) of the Skin in Dogs

Treatment

 

The infection typically responds favorably to medical treatment. Treatment is generally done on an outpatient basis and will involve external (topical) medications, as well as antibiotics for the infection.

 

An antibiotic treatment regimen is generally prescribed for more than a month to ensure that the entire infection is eliminated from the dog's system, which should also reduce the incidence of recurrence.

 

Living and Management

 

There is the possible complication of bacteria spreading into the blood, so it is important to observe the dog's recovery time and to notify the veterinarian in the event that other symptoms develop or the condition worsens.

 

Prevention

 

Routine bathing of the animal’s wounds in benzoyl peroxide or other medicated shampoos can reduce the incidence of infection initially, and will help after to prevent recurrence.

 

 

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