Treatment begins the same as for staphylococcal dermatitis: oral antibiotics, medicated shampoos, and treatment to stop the itching. In hypersensitivity cases, long-term control is best achieved with periodic routine injections of staphylococcal bacterin.
How do you get rid of bacterial skin infections in dogs?
We recommend 4% chlorhexidine, 2% benzoyl peroxide, or sodium hypochlorite (bleach) shampoos to treat bacterial skin infections. Treatments should be repeated initially 2-3 times weekly. Antibacterial conditioning sprays can be used be sprayed on the skin between bathing days.
What does a bacterial skin infection look like on dogs?
Bacterial skin infection is very common in dogs. Affected dogs have itchy skin, which may be reddened or have a rash, crusts, and pustules (small pus-filled lesions).
What is a home remedy for bacterial skin infection in dogs?
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.
What causes a bacterial skin infection in dogs?
Bacterial skin infection occurs when the skin’s surface has been broken, the skin has become injured due to chronic exposure to moisture, the normal skin bacteria have been altered or changed, the blood flow to the skin has become impaired, or the immune system has been suppressed.
What does MRSA look like on a dog?
At its start, an MRSA infection usually looks like a simple rash. Once the infection grows, you may notice scaling, crusting, pus and hair loss in the affected area. If the infection starts to spread through the body, your dog will start to lose organ, bone or blood function.
Can I put Neosporin on my dog?
The good news is that Neosporin is regarded as safe to use on dogs. This means that if your pooch trips and scrapes his elbow, that handy tube of triple antibiotic ointment you have in your bathroom cabinet will do the trick.
What can I give my dog for bacterial infection?
Chloramphenicol—Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic that has a level of pH that can be safe enough for it to completely pass through your dog’s body. This makes it a top choice for treating a dog with bacterial infections in the organs. Sulfamethoxole—Sulfamethoxole is used to treat urinary-tract infections in dogs.