Home Remedies for a Dog with Pyoderma?

I am new to this site and I was hoping someone can help me. I have a 4 year old GSD. I have had nothing, but problems with my poor guy.

It started over the summer with skin issues. I have been to the vet a number of times and they told me he has Pyoderma. He was on antibiotics for months and months, then we tried prednizone, and benadryl. All short term fixes.


Also, they told me to put him on a food that he has never been on like rabbit or kangaroo. I did try the rabbit which he has a hard time digesting. I am wondering if anyone else had any answers, he also has lots of ear infections. Thanks for your help.

By Sharon from MA

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January 21, 20100 found this helpful

Hi, we know how awful dealing with skin problems is; we had a rescue boy a few years back who came to us with mange, chemical scars and Pyoderma.

What our vet told us about it is that the most common cause of it is basically an allergy to flea bites; is your guy on flea preventative, or has he been exposed to an area where there were plenty of them? You mentioned you started seeing problems in the summer; where we used to live, summertime was notorious for sand fleas.


If your vet hasn't touched on this at all, I think if it were me I'd maybe go for another opinion and bring the flea subject up to see if that's a possibility. They could also enter the picture with the ear infections, if they're down in his ear canal and he's scratching at them, he's introducing dirt, bacteria, and possible infection.

Good luck, hope your furbaby gets well!

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January 21, 20100 found this helpful

This link explains pyoderma; offers various antibiotics; and describes the signs/symptoms of this bacterial skin infection and to stay with the medicine even if the dog appears well. My first thought was after reading this article that perhaps a medicated shampoo or something for hot spots to bring comfort during the healing process may be helpful. Good luck and let us know how your dog's doing after treatment.


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January 24, 20100 found this helpful

No my dog does not have fleas thank god. He has been checked for them and is on advantix for fleas. I have asked the vet if it could be fleas he said no he checked him for that. I also thought maybe it was the detergent I used I switched that I bath him every 2 to 3 weeks. I have tried everything I'm at the end of ideas, I just want him to feel better and hoping to find some answers to help my poor little guy.

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February 18, 20160 found this helpful

I have a terrier and was allwasys itching and biting it turned out to be a food allergy grains potatos chicken are very common with itching we use potato free and grain free

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February 29, 20160 found this helpful

Try putting him on a regular grain free diet and add a little " Probiotic Miracle" to his food every day.

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November 12, 20170 found this helpful

I have spent thousands on my poor girl for the treatment of pyoderma many trips to the vets antibiotics shampoos etc etc then one day my daughter came round and asked me if I had any sudocream I asked what she wanted it for she had cut herself and it had got a bit infected she said its the best cream ever so thinking to myself about my poor girl I decided to buy a big tub of it I smothered my girl massaging it in to her,this did take sometime as it is thick cream but I had nothing to loose to my shock the next morning she was healing very quickly within 48 hours all of the pyoderma had healed and there was just flakey scabs coming off of her so with bathing her every other day and applying a moisturiser containing buttermilk for intense dry skin (which you can by from any chemist) she looks great, as soon as I see pyoderma starting to rear its ugly head again on her Im straight out with the sudocream and we do not have anymore big flare ups. No more big vets bills for me and my girl is happy

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February 19, 20180 found this helpful

Julie thank you SO much for this post. My Bullterrier girl has severe pyoderma that is coming from puppyhood and it is very bad presently.


Which one of the two must I buy? Sudocrem Barrier Cream 125g or Sudocrem Healing Cream 250g. Thank you SO much for caring enough to post here.

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