Canine Bacterial Infections
Bacterial infections can attack in many ways, from skin to sinuses. Bacterial and viral infections are often mistaken for one another, because it is hard to diagnose which causes an ailment. Either type of microbe, for example, can cause pneumonia and diarrhea. Bacteria cells are much more complex than viruses, larger (though not visible to the human eye), and can be killed by antibiotics (viruses cannot). A healthy immune system will fight off bacteria. However, a weak or compromised system will be unable to fight bacterial diseases such as Leptospirosis, Brucellosis, and Lyme disease—or a random skin infection.
Canine Bacterial Symptoms
Symptoms can vary depending on the type of infection, but generally be cautious of the following:
- Redness around infected area
- Oozing from infection
- Lack of appetite
- Discharge from body orifices that look yellow, green or thick
Canine Bacterial Treatment
Evaluate your dog’s symptoms. Is the area red? Is a lesion present? Is your dog coughing up phlegm? Since there are various types of bacterial infection, you should consult an expert if symptoms persist—call your veterinarian and describe the symptoms. Your vet will likely prescribe antibiotics. National Pet Pharmacy carries Tetracycline, which is a common antibiotic to fight bacterial infections—but requires veterinarian approval before ordering.
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