Does your dog suffer from dog sores?
Where do dog scabs or bacterial sores come from? They spread rapidly and are very hard to eradicate. I have found only m
edication and skin therapy works.
Dog scabs or "hot spots" can actually be bacterial infections.
I hear so many dog owners say that their dogs has scabs all over their body and it is very hard to control and heal.
They often look like a red spot with a scab that forms over the sore.
Underneath the scab is puss and an extremely infectious serum that can produce numerous infections taking over the body in just a few hours.
I have to relate to you what happened to my dog when I was trying to heal this infection.
Just before bedtime I washed my dog and she had about 15 infectious spots on her belly. The vet told me to shave the area so that it would stay dry. So I took my clippers and shaved the area as he had told me to do.
My mistake was not giving her another bath in medicated shampoo after the clipping. Once the skin has been shaved the skin becomes open to infection. Bacteria gets into the shaved skin and just makes it worse.
The next morning her entire torso was covered in hundreds of spots. I had started out with 15 and now there were hundreds. I immediately gave her a bath and smeared Panalog cream over her entire stomach area from the chest all the way to her tail.
I was amazed how fast the cream worked and so were glad that it did.
This infection is so viral. It can spread like wild fire.
These infections should be treated by your vet because he will probably prescribe an antibiotic, either orally or topically
Dog infections often develop in moist warm areas. Under matted hair is a perfect place for bacteria to find a home and multiply.
The areas that seems to attract this bacteria is the tail area, under the legs where they meet the body, the belly and stomach area, the genitals and around the mouth.
What all these have in common is that they are moist areas which encourages the bacteria to thrive. Keep these areas dry and the bacteria does not have a perfect place to grow.
These sores make your canine miserable. They itch and hurt. Putting a veterinary antibiotic cream on each sore helps soothe them and they will feel better.
Sometimes dogs lick the sores which keep them moist, which is what you don't want, and then it spreads the sores to other parts of the body.
I don’t like to use Elizabethan collars but at times this will be your only choice.
In our sad economy everyone wants your money. You can ask for a prescription to be written on a script that you can take to your local drug store and they can order the prescription for you. Otherwise you might end up paying much more at the vets.
This is what happened to me. My dog needed some antibiotics and for 30 pills the vet was going to charge me $42.00. I asked if I could get it at my drug store to save some money. Instead of writing the script for me he sold me the antibiotics for 4 dollars and sixty five cents.
That was quite a mark up. Since then I always ask for scripts to take to the local drug store.