Dog Skin Infection

Dog Skin Infection

Symptoms Canine skin infection can have a variety of symptoms, depending on the type of infection. Dog Skin Infection Causes and Symptoms Cause Symptoms Bacterial Infection Symptoms usually occur on areas with sparse hair such as the trunk Papules Pustules Skin crusting Hair loss in spots (moth eaten appearance) Lesions Skin abscesses Itch Reddened Skin Bacterial Skin Infection Canine Skin Infection on leg (deep pyoderma) of Irish Setter Ringworm (dermatophytosis) Round red patches with pale centers Canine Skin Infection Pictured: The canine skin infection Ringworm on face of miniature pincher Candida (candidiasis) Ear infection causing head shaking and scratching Yeast infection (Malassezia Dermatitis) Red scaly skin that may also appear greasy. Will also appear on the ears. Blastomycosis (type of yeast infection) Round oozing sores on the skin. Scarcoptic mange Hair loss and crusting of the skin, especially on the ears, front legs chest, and abdomen Demodectic mange Loss of hair in round patches and red, scaly skin, especially on face and front legs Dog Mange Mange on Dog Body With any type of canine skin infection, you may notice bald patches, and your dog may also scratch excessively or lick or bite at his skin. Call your veterinarian immediately if your dogs face is swollen or puffy. This could be a symptom of a dangerous hypersensitivity allergic reaction.
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Dog Skin Infection

Case Study: Dog Skin Infection The day Samantha rescued Gwen, a Great Pyrenees from a puppy-mill, the dog was not only suffering from malnourishment and hair loss, but also from a horrible skin infection. A loving home and good nutrition took care of the first problem, but despite everything Samantha tried, her dog’s skin infection persisted and Gwen’s hair refused to grow. Samantha’s attempts to relieve Gwen’s suffering ranged from various dips and medications to veterinarian-prescribed steroids. Nothing seemed to be capable of eliminating the infection. One day while visiting her local feed store, Samantha came across a bottle of Banixx for Dogs. The label stated that the spray was anti-bacterial as well as anti-fungal. Once Samantha saw how reasonably priced Banixx is, she decided immediately, for Gwen’s sake, to try the product.  Gwen, before her owner used Banixx Using Banixx cleared up the skin infection   Following the instructions, Samantha sprayed her dog’s skin infection liberally with Banixx twice a day. Banixx’s unscented and safe-to-the-eyes formula made it easy. Soon Gwen’s skin, which was once bright red and irritated, became pink and healthy. And where there were once unsightly bald spots, Gwen’s beautiful coat started to return. Within a few short months, Gwen went from being an unhealthy and very unhappy dog to the energetic, outgoing pet that Samantha always knew was there. Her appalling dog skin infection is now just a bad memory, but Samantha keeps Banixx around the house for her occasional itchy skin, dog ear infections, and hot spots.   Save
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Dog Skin Infection

Pyoderma in Dogs When a dog's skin is cut or wounded, there is an increased risk of infection. Pyoderma refers to a bacterial infection of the skin that is very common in dogs. Lesions and pustules (inflamed pus-filled swelling) on the skin, and in some cases partial hair loss, often characterize the infection. Treatment is typically given on an outpatient basis and prognosis is good. The condition described in this medical article can affect both dogs and cats. If you would like to learn how pyoderma affects cats, please visit this page in the PetMD health library. Symptoms and Types Itchiness Pustules Crusted skin Small, raised lesions Loss of hair (alopecia) Dried discharge in affected area The infection can occur on the superficial layers of the dog's skin, or if there is a deep laceration, in the inner folds of the skin. The latter infection is referred to as deep pyoderma. Causes While this bacterial infection can occur in any breed, there are a few types that are predisposed to developing pyoderma, including: German Shepherds with short coats Breeds with skin folds Breeds with pressure calluses Dogs with Staphlococcus intermedius Dogs have a higher risk of developing an infection when they have a fungal infection or an endocrine disease such as hyperthyroidism, or have allergies to fleas, food ingredients, or parasites such as Demodex. Diagnosis In most cases, the condition will be examined on a superficial basis and treated accordingly. In the event that the pyoderma appears to be deeper in the dog's skin, skin scrapings, skin biopsies, and an examination of bacterial cells (smear) may be performed to see if the condition is a result of a more serious underlying medical condition. 1 2 Next pyodermaA disease of the skin in which it emits pus pusA product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells prognosisThe prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance lacerationA cut into the skin that is made by accident
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Dog Skin Infection

Category Addison's Disease Allergies Anal Sac Inflammation Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Bladder Stones Cancer Congestive Heart Failure Corneal Ulcers Coughing Cushing's Disease Dental Diabetes Diarrhea Digestive Distemper Dry Eye Ear Infections Ear Mites Fatty Tumors Feline Leukemia Fleas and Ticks Fungal Diseases Glaucoma Hair Loss Heartworm Disease Hip Dysplasia Horse Lameness Horse Ulcers Hot Spots Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism Inflammatory Bowel Disease Joints Kennel Cough Kidney Disease Kidney Stones Kitten Limping Lyme Disease Lymphoma Mange Medication Motion Sickness Nutrition Pain Parvovirus Poisoning Puppy Rabies Seasons Senior Pets Separation Anxiety Submissive Urination Supplements Unexplained or Unhealthy Weight Urinary Tract Vaccine Reaction Vomiting Worms See All A-Z How to Treat Your Dog’s Bacterial Skin Infection Bacterial skin infections in dogs often result from an underlying immune disorder. The most common predisposing causes include allergies (inhalant/contact, food, and/or flea bite). Hormonal conditions such as hypothyroidism or Cushing’s Disease of the adrenal gland, and diseases such as liver disease, kidney disease, and even cancer may predispose many dogs to bacterial skin infections. Symptoms of skin infections (also known as pyoderma) include scaling, crustiness, hair loss, and the development of papules, pustules, and pus/discharge on the skin. Your veterinarian can diagnosis pyoderma by visual exam; however, definitive diagnosis may require examination of hair and discharge, and skin cultures of the lesions. Follow the steps below to treat your dog’s bacterial skin infection: Clean the infection or wound Most dogs with bacterial skin infections should have the affected areas flushed and cleaned as often as possible. In cases where the hair is matted, it may be necessary to have the hair clipped in order to allow air to access to the areas and give the infection ample opportunity to heal. Topical antibacterial soaps and shampoos can help such as KetoChlor Shampoo or Malapet Shampoo. It is often necessary to shampoo pets once to twice a week, while also using any prescribed antibiotic therapy for maximal chances of recovery. Kill bacteria and provide itch relief Many excellent topical antibacterial products can be used with antibiotic and shampoo therapy. An excellent product, Be Soothed Tea Tree Oil Skin Relief contains natural tea tree oil, which is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal compound. It can be applied up to 2-3 times daily on affected areas of the skin. Betagen Topical Spray is another effective product that contains the antibiotic gentamycin and the anti-inflammatory betamethasone, and is particularly useful in localized areas of infection as well as hot spots in dogs. Consult your veterinarian Bacterial skin infections often occur in dogs secondarily to underlying skin allergies, hormonal (endocrine) disorders, or other internal disease. Through a combination of shampoo therapy and antibiotics, the prognosis for your dog’s recovery from a bacterial skin infection is excellent.
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Dog Skin Infection

How to Treat Your Dog’s Bacterial Skin Infection Bacterial skin infections in dogs often result from an underlying immune disorder. The most common predisposing causes include allergies (inhalant/contact, food, and/or flea bite). Hormonal conditions such as hypothyroidism or Cushing’s Disease of the adrenal gland, and diseases such as liver disease, kidney disease, and even cancer may predispose many dogs to bacterial skin infections. Symptoms of skin infections (also known as pyoderma) include scaling, crustiness, hair loss, and the development of papules, pustules, and pus/discharge on the skin. Your veterinarian can diagnosis pyoderma by visual exam; however, definitive diagnosis may require examination of hair and discharge, and skin cultures of the lesions. Follow the steps below to treat your dog’s bacterial skin infection: Clean the infection or wound Most dogs with bacterial skin infections should have the affected areas flushed and cleaned as often as possible. In cases where the hair is matted, it may be necessary to have the hair clipped in order to allow air to access to the areas and give the infection ample opportunity to heal. Topical antibacterial soaps and shampoos can help such as KetoChlor Shampoo or Malapet Shampoo. It is often necessary to shampoo pets once to twice a week, while also using any prescribed antibiotic therapy for maximal chances of recovery. Kill bacteria and provide itch relief Many excellent topical antibacterial products can be used with antibiotic and shampoo therapy. An excellent product, Be Soothed Tea Tree Oil Skin Relief contains natural tea tree oil, which is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal compound. It can be applied up to 2-3 times daily on affected areas of the skin. Betagen Topical Spray is another effective product that contains the antibiotic gentamycin and the anti-inflammatory betamethasone, and is particularly useful in localized areas of infection as well as hot spots in dogs. Consult your veterinarian Bacterial skin infections often occur in dogs secondarily to underlying skin allergies, hormonal (endocrine) disorders, or other internal disease. Through a combination of shampoo therapy and antibiotics, the prognosis for your dog’s recovery from a bacterial skin infection is excellent.