Dog skin fungal infections Treatment
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
- 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.
While this bacterial infection can occur in any breed, there are a few types that are predisposed to developing pyoderma, including:
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.
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.
A disease of the skin in which it emits pus
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A cut into the skin that is made by accident
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So I need a little advice on fungal infections2010-08-09 18:40:15 by ihaveabluedog
My dog has been loosing hair and had big welts whih turned out to be a fungal infection the vet gave me a medecine spray and it seems to be working, only problem being that he's got some spots on his face that I cant get witht he spray the vet also mentioned not to spray the spots aroudn his eyes, I've also been instructed to give him a sponge bath once a week with 9 parts water 1 part bleech to dry the skin out, if I'm not able to get the spots on his face will tehy eventually go away when the other spots are killed off?
Allergy/yeast dog-what works for you?2013-07-03 12:38:27 by sheesh1234
I have a GSd who has recurring issues with fungal skin infections and allergies. I've had her about 7 months now, thought we had it licked but back now bad. In January the original breeder gave me this dog, a middle aged female, who was nearly completely bald, with thickened skin and an odor that would back folks off at 15 feet. She had been kept outdoors for at least a year and had the tips of her ears damaged permanently by fly strikes.
The diagnosis was an undetermined number of allergies which resulted in constant itching and scratching, causing a staph infection in the skin, aggravated by a yeast overgrowth throughout her skin