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Identifying and Treating a Dog's Skin Infection?

Identifying and Treating an a Dog's Skin Infection - bald spot on dogMy dog got this infection on the back side of her head. The vet thinks it's a fungus, we're waiting for the results. Does anyone have an idea what this is and how to treat it?

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September 24, 20181 found this helpful

If it is a fungus, the vet will prescribe a fungicide for you. I would not treat your dog with anything not approved of by the vet.

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September 24, 20180 found this helpful

Let you vet give you the answers and best treatment!! It looks sore...poor pupster!! I will add the pup to my prayers!

So happy you took her in for care!! Never mess with skin issues as they can go bad fast and infection can spread to the blood stream!

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Let us know what the vet says!! Prayers!!

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September 25, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you all, I already took her to the vet, but she wasn't sure and took a sample for a biopsy.
I was hoping someone else here would recognize it somehow :)

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June 22, 20191 found this helpful

I would like to know what the vet told you. My golden has had a scabby skin infection 3 times in the last 6 months that turns into a nasty hot spot infection, vet said caused by a scrape of some kind. Gives him Antibiotic and Apoquel and it goes away, but another scab shows up within a month.

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Said an expensive Autoimmune procedure is needed when i asked how can I stop this from recurring. If it is just allergies, then apoquel should work on a daily basis. I feel like I'm getting the run around for an answer or no real answer.

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January 27, 20200 found this helpful

Did you get the biopsy results back? My baby has the same thing - multiple times - vet has not clue.

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June 4, 20201 found this helpful

Such nonsense! Antibiotics is against bacteria only . Giving antibiotics enhances fungus . Antihistamine will not cure fungus neither allergy neither bacterial infection.

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When allergy, get your dog heLthy by giving good food like meat and veggies etc ... read !! Know more !!

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June 17, 20200 found this helpful

My get is clueless as well! Always says its allergies. I think they say that because the just dont know.

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

It looks like your dog has beginning stage Ringworm which isnt a worm.It is fungus that can spread to humans so get it checked by another vet that's not in the same vet medical city youre in.Vets share animal medical records so find someone that's the next town over from you.Fungus is nasty & contagious to people & other dogs no matter what Vets say.Cats get it too.

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September 26, 20180 found this helpful

It looks to me like a yeast infection.

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September 27, 20180 found this helpful

That's my guess too.
Thanks! I'll let you all know as soon as the results arrive.

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March 7, 20190 found this helpful

Have you gotten the results back??

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January 4, 20200 found this helpful

Did you ever get the results back? My dog has the same thing. My vets over medicated him and caused a two night stay in ER curious as too what it is see if its what my vets are saying.

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November 12, 20190 found this helpful

My dog has had one spot like this and vet gave her antibiotics but it is still there. Had puss come out and I put hydrogen peroxide on it. She also scratches constantly and licks her paws. No hot spots or other problems. Any ideasm

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December 13, 20190 found this helpful

I start on my dogs skin with cutting the fur to uncover the wound. These wounds can sometimes be spread easily, so practice being very sanitary. I then gently wipe clean the wound with a room teemperature wet washcloth. Next I pour hydrogen-peroxide on the wound.

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Let it sit for a moment. Pat dry with clean washcloth. Put triple antibiotic ointment on the wound. Repeat as needed. Usuallys clears in a week or so, depending on severity of spot.

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December 19, 20190 found this helpful

My Shar pei mix has the same prob only it's getting worse! I feel like the vet is incompetent! One diagnosed her with mange, after $563.00 of blood work. I go back the main vet looks at her ( no second skin scraping) says she looks fine & there's no way she has mange. We've been going through some terrible problems! She now has quarter size scabs on her back. I'm at a loss. I feel like a bad mom! I've started the sliver for immune support GOD HELP US LET THIS WORK!!!! Plus a change in diet No grains & some no grain refrigerated no grain foods. Please GOD let my baby get better!!!!!

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

You Need a Holistic/Naturalist Veterinarian. They are great to treat the dog correctly. Find and Email one.

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December 26, 20190 found this helpful

My Shar pei mix has the same prob only it's getting worse! I feel like the vet is incompetent! One diagnosed her with mange, after $563.00 of blood work. I go back the main vet looks at her ( no second skin scraping) says she looks fine & there's no way she has mange. We've been going through some terrible problems! She now has quarter size scabs on her back. I'm at a loss. I feel like a bad mom! I've started the sliver for immune support GOD HELP US LET THIS WORK!!!! Plus a change in diet No grains & some no grain refrigerated no grain foods. Please GOD let my baby get better!!!!!

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August 11, 20210 found this helpful

I recently have had the same experience. We had delayed treatment as we thought it would go away. Nevertheless, after $260... And no diagnosis, Vet wanted to give antibiotics and nexgard which were both harsh for my dog. I was talking to a previous Vet from the same clinic who agreed with me.
She wasn't happy I challenged her prescription but I'm glad I did because some antibiotics make things worse.
Because I didn't want to accept the antibiotics and nexgard due to my dogs sensitivities, they dropped us as a patient just like that. They did a scraping and no mites. They did not do a mange test either or try to find out about her sensitivities to antibiotics.
With the holistic vet, we've been doing laser treatments, Colloidal silver spray 100ppm, Maunuka Honey with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils-Lavender and Helichrysum alternating. Both great oils for healing. The latter is very good for skin. Don't be fooled! check the science on essential oils. They are powerful and cross the blood brain barrier. Meaning they can enter bloodstream... And kill viruses because they cross the cell wall and deconstruct them from the inside.
Anyways. Holistic vet determined that this is a gut issue. Dog hair now growing back. Still some spots are showing up, but we keep treating with above regiment until we get the gut issue fixed which we aren't quite certain what it is just yet.
Dog was hiding, scratching making herself bleed, never greeting us at the door....2 days After we started holistic treatment she was greeting us at the door, lying in her bed instead of hiding under curtains or corners where she couldn't be seen, started to play with us again and lie with us in her spot on couch, playing tug of war with her toys, etc......ahhhh was so nice to see her back to normal.
I think she has staphylococcus pseudintermedius. But again not totally sure.
Here are before and after pics. Sorry if sideways.

 
 
 
 
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September 16, 20210 found this helpful

its yeast mine has it too vet put her on antibiotics and it made it worse miconazole shampoo for fungus and banixx pet care spray and apple cider vinegar mixed with water will cure it you got to be persistent though one treatment wont get rid of it you will see a difference trust me dilute the vinegar more than half and half as will burn there skin if not and organic coconut oil all of these products treat yeast

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