Ever found your dog bent over, itching, biting, and licking a red area with crust on their skin? That is likely an indication that your dog is suffering from a staph infection.
Put simply, Pyoderma is a bacterial infection that occurs on the skin of adult dogs and puppies. When it occurs in the latter (puppies), it is typically referred to as “Impetigo”.
We all understand the discomfort of an itch. Luckily, you have soft manicured hands and opposable thumbs to scratch that itch without damaging your skin. Your furry friend doesn't have that luxury, or the control, to ignore the itch.
Immune-mediated polyarthritis is one of the three most common forms of canine arthritis; the other two being septic arthritis and osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative joint disease (DJD). The Arthritis Foundation notes that a fifth of all pets in the USA have been diagnosed with some variation of arthritis.
We all dream of aging gracefully with our dogs. But we also have to acknowledge the fact that our canine companions reach the senior bracket quicker. Like humans, dogs’ joint tissues often wear down and deteriorate with age.
As loving dog-parents, we all wish we could age gracefully with our furry companions. This is why we always see the young playful pup, no matter how big they grow. Sadly, time flies so fast, and we cannot stop it or deny reality.