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Old 12-18-2012, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Pyoderma Opinion

Just looking for some advice.

Angus has had pyoderma on his mid-section/groin for a little over a month now. We had noticed it in the beginning of November, and kept an eye on it, but when it got worse over a weekend instead of getting better, we took him into the vet. We were prescribed novoamoxin that we give him (1 pill, 2 x a day).

There was success with it for the most part, but it hasnít taken it away, and it has been a month today that heís been on these antibiotics. My husband took him in last week to get his bordatella shot (weíre taking him to puppy daycare ) and mentioned that his pills would be done soon. The vet quickly confirmed that he still had it (which we knew) and gave him a refillÖ Well the pills will be done on Christmas Day, and I really do not think his skin will be cleared up by then. A few new pink bumps have appeared too (not many, just like 3-4 of them)Önot that they were ever completely gone.

If I take him back to the vet I have to do it this week, because next week is just hectic, plus many places are closed for a few days due to holidays.
At this point Iím not sure if I should:

(a) Go back to my vet
(b) Go to another vet for a second opinion about treatment
(c) Try my own treatment (i.e. order a duoxo (sp?) shampoo that Iíve been reading about on here or try the penaten cream that Iíve also heard can be used successfully)

Iím sort of leaning towards trying another vetÖ I like the vet that we go to, but Iím not happy that, after a month of antibiotics with the pyoderma not going away, we havenít been talked to about alternative treatments or additional treatments (i.e. topical treatment on top of his antibiotics).

Iím also not sure if Iím just being hard on my vet clinic with their pyoderma treatment, because they gave us a ridiculous quote for neutering Angus last month (he only has one undescended testicle) compared to other vet clinics Iíve called (all of which I believe to be just as good as my vet, and not shady)Ö
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Wheeler had Pyoderma that graduated to a staph infection when he was about 9 months old. A 10 day round of Antibiotics cleared it up, but it came back within a week or so of d/c ing the antiobiotics. So, we did a 15 day round of antibiotics which also cleared it up, but again it came back within a week to 10 days of discontinuing antibiotics.

Not wanting to do the antibiotic thing again, I literally from one day to the next switched to a prey model raw diet. Cleared it up and never came back, that was nearly 4 years ago.

Don't know if it would work for anybody else, but it sure worked for me. I haven't fed commercial dog food since. I am a total and complete convert to a raw diet for my dogs.

Good luck with your pup. If it is any consolation, most do (I am told) eventually outgrow the puppy pyoderma thing.
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Bacchus had a corn allergy that showed up when he was under a year old. Along with it was a staph infection. It wasn't until we went to a dermatologist that it got managed. No corn...no skin probs. One thing is that a 10 course of antibiotics didn't handle the staph.
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In my experience it is pretty much the equivalent of acne in teenage people. I would just leave it alone (even though they bother the heck out of me - Rou developed a bit on his groin area recently). It is just an eye sore. Most pups get them and some worse than others.
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Flirt had it also once and it cleared up on it's own. Then got it again and it didn't, we left for a few days and it turned into staph. I tink she was on Clavamox? I also used Duoxo Calm shampoo from the vet and they had vials of a topical solution we used. I don't recall the name
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I swear by peneten creme. Shenzi is allergic to grains and before we knew she would always break out. She still breaks out at the turn of the seasons, but if I catch it quick and put some of this creme on it it's usually gone by the next morning. You do not need a lot either. We've had Shenzi for 3 years, and one tin is not even used up and we got it shortly after we got her. Yes, we took her to the vet but like you after visit after visit, antibiotic after antibiotic, I was ready to try something new.

ETA: the topical we were given by the vet was Topagen.
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When Jack got puppy pyoderma at about 12 weeks, it started at 10 a.m. when a group of five spots popped up on his chest. By 4 that afternoon, his entire chest and belly were covered, and spots were starting to appear on his sides and back.

Our vet put him on a long course of Cephalexin. Sorry, I don't remember exactly how long, but when I expressed surprise at the length, she warned me that it was needed because pyoderma can be very persistent. She also suggested we bathe him every couple of days using Pyoben shampoo. We did this for the first week, but after that, I confess that we slacked off a bit.

We also stopped giving him all supplements and switched him to a limited-ingredient kibble. We chose Natural Balance duck and potato, and he stayed on this for several months.

This is my only experience with pyoderma, so I have nothing to compare it with. But the Cephalexin seemed to stop the spots in their tracks, and they quickly started to clear up, though it took a while for the hair to grow back where the spots had been. And the pyoderma never recurred.
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Mabels belly never got horrid enough to get staph so I left it untreated, she briefly had an antibiotic after her spay that was picked to co treat the pyoderma but honestly I saw no change.
She gets the occasional pimple or etc.. on her belly from rolling around in the grass so I just make sure and focus on her belly during baths and it keeps it under control.

If you don't feel you're pet is being treated properly a second opinion can't hurt. You can also explain to your vet that you really don't think the current treatment is working and you want to try something else (though I too think, at least in this case, it's a bit sad you have to end up saying it) I wouldn't try any medications without doctor authorization, food change are one thing but medications without veterinary advice could make the problem far worse very quickly if done improperly.

Keep in mind though that things like pyoderma and any staph infections that may be getting caused can become tricky or persistent and require longer rounds of meds, did your vet thoroughly examine him when he prescribed the second round? Depending sometimes a different antibiotic may be required. Just trying to add a few more suggestions/thoughts.
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Thanks everyone for sharing! It's kind of tricky to know what to do, just because it seems like I might be able to treat this with a home remedy, but I also don't want to make it worse like some of you mentioned too...
I think I'm going to go to another vet to get treatment advice. Just to make sure.

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Sorry, I don't remember exactly how long, but when I expressed surprise at the length, she warned me that it was needed because pyoderma can be very persistent. She also suggested we bathe him every couple of days using Pyoben shampoo.
I also read that treatment could take a while for this, which is why I initially didn't make any comments when his treatment was lengthened the first or second time (we were getting 10 pills at a time). But seeing as its been a month now, I was hoping that they might provide us with a topical or different antibiotic... or at least acknowledge that there might be something else we could try..

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If you don't feel you're pet is being treated properly a second opinion can't hurt. You can also explain to your vet that you really don't think the current treatment is working and you want to try something else (though I too think, at least in this case, it's a bit sad you have to end up saying it) I wouldn't try any medications without doctor authorization, food change are one thing but medications without veterinary advice could make the problem far worse very quickly if done improperly.

Keep in mind though that things like pyoderma and any staph infections that may be getting caused can become tricky or persistent and require longer rounds of meds, did your vet thoroughly examine him when he prescribed the second round? Depending sometimes a different antibiotic may be required. Just trying to add a few more suggestions/thoughts.
The first time I brought him in for it, the vet looked at his belly and said that I was right to assume it was pyoderma. Last week when my husband mentioned it when Angus was getting his shot, the other vet (there are 2 at my clinic) took a peek at his stomach as well and informed us that Angus still had it.. does that qualify as a thorough examination? (Something tells me no...).

I also thought that a different antibiotic might be required. I've been doing some research and *if* I am correct, I'm not even sure Angus should be on novoamoxin, because the cultures might not respond as well to treatment using this antibiotic...but I'm definitely no doctor or scientist, so this thought is based on google searching and limited knowledge of drugs Which is also why I think I'm going to make an appointment to a second veterinarian...

We're also switching him from Purina Pro Plan puppy to Acana Regionals - Ranchland which is grain free.. maybe once fully over that will help too...
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From the sounds of it i'd be getting a second opinion too. The second vet just glancing and ok'ing more antibioticss without actually looking at him or his chart personally bugs me. I'd be wondering what my initial vet may have written down as a possible different treatment assumihg it hadn't gone away...

Things like pyoderna can be tricky but its been rare in my last job that we kept the same antibiotic if it went back to its initial severity or worse after rounds of an initial antibiotic.
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I faught with this crap for a long time when Reuben was young. It took improving his diet (I switched to raw, but would probably have been successful simply removing wheat and corn) and an eight week course of Cephalexin. Neither meds nor diet change was sufficient to fix this alone, but both together did. I just checked all of the Pro Plan puppy kibbles, and every formula contains corn and some contain wheat also... so, ditching that may be half of what you need to do (don't forget to check every biscuit/treat/scrap/theft/gift from the mailman for wheat and corn!). I suspect a different antibiotic would maybe do better for you. The dogs that are very sensitive dietarily really cannot have ANYTHING they shouldn't! After Reuben was all done with the skin crap, a woman at the dog park gave him a single small Milk Bone (as I was shouting from across the park "Nooooooo!!!")... infected ears and between his toes and sores on his face the next day, and six weeks of meds to clear it up.
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Ohh Flirt was on Cephalexin, not Clavamox. How old is your Dobe? It might be worth asking about checking thyroid. Sometimes lower thyroid can make these things crop up more often, etc.
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Okay so we have an appt for Friday at another vet to see what he thinks. I'll mention diet to him... as for thyroid, Angus is only 5 months and doesn't have any other problems... is this worth mentioning? (Sorry, not too sure how the whole thyroid testing works/if age has anything to do with it).

I might mention the penaten cream just to see what the vet might think if he doesn't prescribe a topical.

I will look into the treat ingredients, although I do think they are grain free...but I'll double check.
Other than the store bought treats, he only gets bully sticks, cheese for training and peanut butter kongs..

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If he has an allergy to corn you will find that there are things that have corn oil/corn syrup in them. Peanut butter is one of them. Vegetable oil has corn oil in it. Fried foods can cause a flare up if it is corn he is allergic to. Treats are notorious for having a corn product in them.
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We have had great success dealing with folliculitis (same thing or similar I think) with using the duoxo shampoo one a week along with a once a week topical medication. I also have a mousse by douxo for in between baths. We tried the antibiotic route it didn't really do anything but the duoxo shampoo and weekly topical meds has really helped. You really have to be consistent in treating it but eventually it does go away. We bathe every Friday without fail and so far so good. It's a time consuming process I've been told. Good luck.
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I think a second opinion is a good idea. I tend to trust my gut on stuff like that.

It seems highly unlikely that Angus has thyroid issues (he's Richter's brother and they are only 5 months old). I personally would not waste the money to test that.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
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We've just come back from our vet appointment.
He gave us a Topagen spray to try on Angus for a week, and if that doesn't help it, we're to give him a call and we will try Cephlexin (sp?).

This guy was a LOT more thorough with Angus. He took the time to examine each pustule! We did a skin scrape and swab sample just to make sure...and I'm glad, but boy that cost me... *sigh* oh well.. could be worse... lets hope this Topagen spray works!
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