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How serious is pyoderma in dogs? While Pyoderma in dogs can occur from something unnoticeable, the consequences of not treating the infection can be fatal. In some cases where Pyoderma is not caught and treated soon enough, bacteria can spread from the infected area into the bloodstream and colonize internal organs, which is often fatal.
Will pyoderma go away on its own? Some cases of Puppy Pyoderma will resolve on their own; however, others require treatment. Treatment can range from using chlorhexidine solution to bathe the area, which is sufficient in mild cases, to using antibiotic tablets in more persistent cases. What causes puppy pyoderma?
Is pyoderma in dogs contagious? It is normal to have some bacteria on the skin—but it is not normal when it turns into an infection. Usually, pyoderma is caused by a health issue such as a staph infection. This means that pyoderma itself is not contagious—your dog can’t catch it from another dog.
What are the symptoms of pyoderma in dogs?
- Areas of red, swollen skin.
- Red bumps.
- Lesions or pustules.
- Flaky or crusty skin.
- Discharge from the skin.
- Excessive shedding.