Yes. Argos had some puppy pyoderma that we battled for several months. I think it was a result of over vacination, stress, and an immature immune system.
It was very bad, with many of the large pimples on his belly and it also itched so bad that he would scratch and create bleeding wounds all along his back. We also went through several shorter rounds of antibiotics. What eventually worked for us was the megadose of antibiotics. We were given a month of Cephalexin. A Chlorhexidrine shampoo that we used once a week. And an antihistmine to stop the itching when it was bad because the scratching opened the skin to keep reintroducing the bacteria. We also changed the dog's food. We went with a limited ingredient low allergy food- Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Fish. We added sardines in water and Vitamin C to help boost his immune system to help fight the infection. We were instructed that if there were ANY bumps or symptoms at all when the antibiotics were running out to come back for some additional days. The infection had to be completely cleared out before they would back off the meds.
BY the end of the month he was good and he is now 4 years old and we have never had any kind of reoccurence since. We have continued to keep him on a no grain fish based kibble- although I don't think he was actually allergic to anything because he eats all kinds of things now without any
ETA- my other dogs have had small cases of staph. Staph is common in young puppies and will generally clear up with immune support and no meds.
Bianka vom Eisernen Loewen IPO3, CGC, TC 1-3-08
Cade vom Eisernen Loewen IPO1, CGC 3-25-09
D'Artagnan (Tag) vom Eisernen Loewen BH 2-2-10
G Aiko von Burkndeiros SchH 3, IPO3, FH, TC, KKL2 9-17-02 (Retired)
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