Pyoderma is not an uncommon condition among dogs. It is a staph or other bacterial infection that targets wounds on your dog’s skin, resulting in deep or superficial accumulations of pus beneath the skin.
In addition to the pus-filled reservoirs, pyoderma may initially present as a rash that may or may not itch. The skin may crust over, hair loss may result, and the skin may be inflamed. Pus may accumulate in small pustules, possibly around hair follicules, or may be much larger.
Natural Pet Remedies for Pyoderma
Antibiotic treatment is standard for pyoderma in dogs, whether ingested or topical. Any natural antibiotic you trust for use with your pet may be effective. Garlic is one (controversial) option. Ted recommends a paste of borax and baking soda (see below). Frequent bathing is also advised.
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