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Dog Impetigo

Not only humans, your dog get also get impetigo called Puppy Pyoderma. Impetigo is not fatal except in extremely rare cases. But most impetigo either clears up on its own or dissipates with treatment. Be sure your puppy isn't chewing or licking at the pustules. This can cause it to spread and will irritate the infected area greatly. Consider keeping an e-collar or "no-bite" collar on your puppy until the impetigo is taken care of.

Dog impetigo treatment

Ensure your puppy's living area is sanitary and is not the cause of the initial infection. A medicated shampoo can be used. Get one with benzoyl peroxide and bathe your dog with it two times a week for 2 to 3 weeks. Keep shampoo away from your dog's eyes, ears, nose and mouth. If the dog impetigo is not a mild enough case to clear up with only the use of topical treatments, you may need to obtain a round of oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics (such as Panalog) from your vet to handle the dog impetigo. You can also try hydrogen peroxide, benzoyl peroxide or chlorhexidine and apply it to the infected area twice a day. Some owners suggest feeding your dog sparing amounts of plain, unsweetened yogurt, as it helps to destroy bad bacteria and promotes the growth of healthy bacteria.

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Dog impetigo contagious humans

Can my dog get impetigo? Is dog impetigo contagious for humans? It's very rare that people catch impetigo from dogs.

Rashes that can be passed from dogs to humans are called zoonotic rashes. Most of the time the rash is a symptom of an allergen, parasite or infection. While the majority of these rashes are harmless, they can be irritating to both people and pets and are contagious.

Impetigo is a skin infection usually seen in young puppies or in very young children. The disease is zoonotic and mildly contagious. The rash caused by impetigo appears on the stomach and consists of raised bumps on the skin that become filled with fluid. Puppies with impetigo recover on their own, but keeping the rash clean with hydrogen peroxide or a topical antibiotic ointment helps it to heal faster. People that contract impetigo, especially children, should keep the rash as clean as possible to prevent infection, and have your physician prescribe a topical antibiotic.


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