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Pyoderma is a bacterial skin infection that affects dogs with underlying skin problems.
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:
The most common and noticeable symptom is red, raised pimples with white pus.
Othersigns may include:
Your veterinarian will examine your dog's signs and medical history and perform some tests, including:
Most veterinarians will recommend the following treatments:
The underlying problem must be treated to prevent recurrence.
There is a great prognosis for pyoderma if you give medication properly and treat the underlying cause.
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