Staphylococcal infections in dogs
The Staphylococcus bacteria can live free of charge in the environment, on the skin of a host as a parasite, and in the upper respiratory tract of animals. The bacteria can easily be transferred from animal to animal and in some cases from animal to human. This infection can be found in a breed of dog, and age.
Symptoms and Types
3.Loss of appetite (anorexia)
5.Infections of the eyes, skin, ears, eyes or airways
7.Inflammation characterized by pus-filled lesions (pyoderma)
For dogs, other common indicators may include wound infection, toxic shock syndrome, abscesses on the skin or mouth, and arthritis.
Younger dogs are most susceptible to developing this infection, their immune system is not fully developed. Old dogs are also more prone, if their immune systems have become worn out. Other causes include bacterial or fungal infections (pathogens) of the blood, chronic debilitating diseases that wear out the immune system, allergies, and other secondary infections.
Your veterinarian will have a complete blood test profile including a chemical blood count, a complete blood count, and a urine test. Proper diagnosis will often be accompanied by skin tests to determine if the condition is caused by allergies or other immune-related causes. It is also important to close abnormal cell development as a cause of the condition.
A number of drugs available to treat this condition, but are resistant to drugs in some strains. In some cases, standard antibiotics are not effective in curing this condition and another direction must be prescribed.
There are no known preventive measures for this infection.