Getting a dog is a full-time responsibility. It’s like having a baby. You need to teach them, feed them, bathe them - all while ensuring that they don’t hurt themselves! It’s an even greater task to get a big breed like a German Shepherd or a Golden Retriever home.
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.
Imagine a terrible itch somewhere on your nose. It’s difficult to concentrate no matter how hard you try to forget the itch. Just like you, your dog can't resist scratching an itch.
While the eyes may be the window to the soul, your dog’s coat is a window to their health. It can indicate whether their nutritional needs are being met. As a responsible dog parent, you always want the best for your dog.