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Canine Pyoderma

Pyoderma is a bacterial skin infection that affects dogs with underlying skin problems.

CAUSES:

Underlying skin conditions that leave skin more susceptible to and cause pyoderma include:

Dogs with any of the above problems commonly have pyoderma.

Pyoderma may occur when:

SIGNS:

The most common and noticeable symptom is red, raised pimples with white pus.

Othersigns may include:

DIAGNOSIS:

Your veterinarian will examine your dog's signs and medical history and perform some tests, including:

TREATMENT:

Most veterinarians will recommend the following treatments:

PREVENTION:

The underlying problem must be treated to prevent recurrence.

PROGNOSIS:

There is a great prognosis for pyoderma if you give medication properly and treat the underlying cause.

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