What is Pyoderma in Dogs

What is Pyoderma in Dogs? Bacterial Infection of the Skin

If you’re noticing red spots on your dog skin and an increase in irritation then you might be noticing some of the symptoms of Pyoderma. Dog’s can have itchy skin, inflammation and puss for many reasons, but the most common reason is Pyoderma. Signs of Pyoderma in dog’s are papules or pustules that form on the skin. They’re lesions that look like pimples and have white puss inside.

What is Pyoderma in Dogs?

Pyoderma in Dogs is a bacterial infection of the dogs skin. All animals will have bacteria on their skin, it is normal, but too much bacteria can cause pathogenic Staphylococci which is the medical way of saying that the bacteria colonizes on the dog’s skin. This is what causes the inflammation and seborrhoeic skin.

Diagnosing Pyoderma

Typically, it’s quite easy to see the Pyroderma on your dog’s skin. You’ll notice these lesions and red area of flaky skin that are filled with pus. This is the first sign your dog may have Pyoderma. Although you can recognize these signs your vet will be able to run additional test, such as blood test to determine if your pet has any underlying illness causing Pyoderma.

Here are some of the symptoms of Pyoderma in Dogs

  • Bleeding or Pus on the Skin
  • Crusty Skin
  • Foul Odor from Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Itchy Skin
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Yellow Papules
  • Swelling Skin

Pyoderma Effect on Dogs

The types of Pyoderma include Surface Pyoderma, Superficial Pyoderma and Deep Pyoderma. These types are conditional and based off of the severity of the bacterial infection your dog has.

Surface Pyoderma

This is a very common condition in small pets. In Surface Pyoderma the infection is still confined to the outter layer of the skin and in this case topical therapies are usually the first choice of treatment.

Superficial Pyoderma

This tends to happen when the outter layer wasn’t treated. The bacterial infection continues to break down the outter most layer of the dogs skin. In this state, the bacterial infection is confined to their “superficial portion” of the hair follicles.  

Deep Pyoderma

 This is a less common form of Pyoderma, but it happens when the pyoderma breaks through hair follicles into the deeper layer of the skin. This results from a condition called furunculosis and cellulitis. Deep Pyoderma is usually preceded by superficial pyoderma if it had not been managed effectively.

How is Pyoderma Treated?

Treatment for Pyoderma consists of antibiotic therapy for a minimum of 3 – 4 weeks. Each dog’s case is different because it could be chronic or recurrent. Make sure the proper antibiotic is used by consulting with your vet. If it is a severe case a higher dosage of antibiotics may be needed.

Treatments containing benzoyl peroxide, sulfur with salicylic acid, or chlorhexidine may need to be applied 1 to 2 times weekly for 3 – 4 weeks. It is also important to make sure that your dog is a clean environment to limit the exposure to more bacteria that can worsen the skin infection.

 It is also likely that your veterinarian will prescribe other medication or treatments depending on the severity of the Pyoderma in conjunction with any other underlying issues such as allergies.  

CBD Oil Treatment for Dogs with Pyoderma

CBD Oil is a popular alternative that can help Pyoderma relief for your dog. CBD is short for Cannabidiol and is derived from hemp plants. It’s a natural supplement that helps keep your dog calm when dealing with pain and discomfort. CBD is great also widely used to treat inflammation and pyoderma can trigger inflammation throughout your dogs whole body.  Since Pyoderma can become worse over time if not treated properly or if your dog continues itching their skin and making things worse CB

CBD Oil is also used to create a calming effect on dogs. If your dog is dealing with Pyoderma than CBD Oil can be used to calm your dog down which will ultimately lead to less itching of the skin and less anxiety. Not only will your dog fill relief, but the pain and inflammation will also decrease.

Paws Elite’s customers have had great experience using CBD oil to treat Pyoderma in Dogs.

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All these compounds work together in a way where their individual strengths increase causing your pet’s body to have a positive response to CBD Oil. This is typically known as the “entourage effect” which means that our Paws Elite Hemp CBD Oil Extract provides more complete health benefits than taking CBD on its own.

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