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Old June 16th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by DobieCrazy View Post
I have a male Doberman puppy who is 5.5 months old.
he was diagnosed with a Staph infection at 2.5 months that Cleared up with antibiotics and returned. It was mainly on his stomach and legs. They were tiny "pimple" like bumps with a yellow center. We treated again with antibiotics and it cleared up for about 2 months.
He is now 5.5 months old and has been diagnosed with another staph infection.
They now are much larger bumps (the size of a nickel) on his head, mouth,penis, legs,stomach....pretty much everywhere.
He even has some between his toes and in between his paw pads.
He was Also Diagnosed with having an ear infection at the same time.
We have taken a skin scraping and there were no Mites.

I am at a loss.
He is a young puppy and I am wondering what his outlook is as far as the Staph infections go.
are they due to an "immature" immune system (like our vet has told us) or something else.
I really don't want him to go through this every 2 months.

He is Currently on Antibiotic's (cephalaxin) and a fatty acid pill to help his Coat and skin.
I would be sure to wash everything the dog laid on in hot wash and get rid of his stuffed toys . Do you wear rubber gloves when putting med on your puppy? You need to keep everything your use on dogs like towels in a trash bag and do not put it with the famliy laundry. you can get Staph infections from bedding etc.
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