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Thursday 24th of August 2017



Pyodermas - dog health experiences


Pyodermas dog experience
Dog Owner:
Tina
Location: Texas/USA

I am not sure how old some of these posts are and they may not help any of the above. Maybe someone else reading this may gain from it. I have not exactly had an experience with this, atleast not diagnosed. However the skin allergies, itchy skin, and bumps from time to time. We have found through a friend of mine who was experiencing alot of problems with her pit, and skin allergies that it was food. Apparently there are alot of dogs who have allergies to grain and some meats in dog foods. Research some of the foods you are feeding, try an all natural grain free food. May be more expensive then what you are feeding, but probably cheaper then vet bills and medication. My friend was able to stop alot of meds after discovering this. Cant hurt to try it. Good luck.
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Pyodermas dog experience
Dog Owner:
Brian
Location: Lacombe,Alberta,Canada

I too,am having these same issues with our 8 year old Pitbull Sam,He breaks out in these blisters constantly in his pads,on the top of his head and under his chin,We have had this ongoing issue for the past 6 months,We did take him to the vet and he gave him a shot of anti-biotics which was good for 2 weeks.It did clear up but then the bacteria started coming back again,we used Epson salt in warm water which my wife would soak his paws about twice a day,that helped somewhat,but now it has come back agian even worse,we are taking him to the vet again for another round of shots,but despite the cost,I really wish we could find a permanent cure for this.I bought him some hunting-dog boots at Cabellas,thinking that might help,as I am a long-haul truck driver and he often comes with me on the truck,but that seemed to get worse,everytime I put them on him.Can someone please help me out with this warm loving "gentle spirit\\\" creature I have grown to love as part of my lown family,I hate to see him suffer and lick at them so much,my email is bws_bearholdings@yahoo.ca
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Pyodermas dog experience
Dog Owner:
Sherry
Location: Tulsa, OK

This sounds identical to our experience with our 15 yr old lab. We have been battling this for 2 yrs. Vet had taken skin scappings and found yeast infection as well a staph. We have been bathing him frequently with Zymox shampoo, given about 6 courses af 2 or 3 different anitibiotics. This clears the conditions up as long as he's taking meds, but within 2-3 weeks of stopping med, the symptoms start coming back. He looses patches of hair, crusty sores, greasy feeling skin
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Pyodermas dog experience
Dog Owner:
Rebecca
Location: Conyers, Ga

We have been battling Pyodermas for two and half years with our great dane, Ginger. At first it wasn't that bad, but the vet we were taking her to wasn't concerned. For 15 months he kept giving us the same antibiotic clovomox, she was not getting any better. We then took her to a new vet, as soon as she saw Ginger she knew what it was and started treatment of medicated shampoo and cephalexian. Ginger started to get better the sores, lethargy, and licking stopped. She had energy and was acting like a puppy. We thought she was all better. About a month after the antibiotic was out of her system she started to break out again. Her break out was much worse including: bumps around the mouth, sores swelling her feet which would pus and bleed, crusty stops on her body. She also had a smell to her that was very unpleasant and would smack her mouth as if she was thirsty.
We took her back to the vet, all agreeing that she need to be on the cephalexian a little longer and at a higher dosage. Within two weeks Ginger looked great but we kept her on the meds til they were gone. Ginger had a week left of meds when she suddenly had a terrible break out like we have never seen before. This was in May.
We took her back in to the vet did another biopsy. This one came back saying the bacteria that was now growing no longer was treatable for cephalexian. She was put on baytril. Our vet feels we need to take her to a dermatologist. Sadly, we can not afford to take her because we have already spent over $1,000 this year on meds and appointments.
I am begging if anyone can help or have knowledge in this area please email me rmbr216@yahoo.com
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Pyodermas dog experience
Dog Owner:
Joan
Location: Wilmington, NC

My 8 yr. old choc. lab had severe lesions on the head, elbows, eyes and cheeks with pyoderma. His immune system had shut down. He was shaking and quivering along with lethargy. I really thought that I was loosing him. I did massive research online and came to the conclusion he was suffering from a systemic yeast infection due to the antibiotics in our food. I was feeding him a high quality food, but it contained gluten which was feeding the yeast. I started a cleansing program with enzymes and then adding probiotics back after two weeks. I cleansed the areas with cool water and hibiclense or Burrow's solution-an antiseptic. I also included in his water apple cider vinegar and added Black Leaf Tincture to his food to support healing. The program is slow, but effective. I did have to give a run of anitbiotics and predisone to clear the secondary infection at one point. I now am feeding the B.A.R.F. diet. I am also committed to exercising him daily to help rid of toxins and bathing 1X a week with a medicated shampoo. This regimen requires a huge committment but is so worth the resultant return to health and happines in my beloved familiar.
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Pyodermas dog experience
Dog Owner:
Gail
Location: Windsor/CT/USA

My little dachshund Max has been treated for severe skin allergies. He has skin folds around his back legs and we bathe him in prescription soap medications, we have given him antibiotics and we have also had him skin scraped by a specialist who said he has a bacterial infection. We also had him tested for Thyroid disease and he is normal for that.

Nothing the vets have done has helped him for very long. He itches terribly and we give him a bath with the special soap and the next day his folds around his back legs and on his stomach and around his back thighs his skin is greasy again and he is terribly itchy. Also his ears itch him terribly and his skin is now black where he itches. He breaks out in these pustules which when you break them fluid comes out. He has lost his hair where his skin itches and the vet has told us that we cannot keep him on the antibiotics as it is not good for his health long term.

If anyone has any clue what we can do to help him. He is not living a very good life because of his terrible itching. I hope that someone might have fought this problem themselves or can give us a clue what to do for him. We feel just terrible for him and the vets don't seem to be helping him very much.

Thank you for any help you could give us.

Gail.
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