Recurring Staph Infections - Answered by Dr. Van Lienden
My 4 yr old pitbull developed a staph infection in Oct 03 and we have treated 4x for with different (very expensive) antibiotics for 8wks at a time. We have also used a Ph adjuster, taken away chew toys to keep his mouth area dry. He lives indoors with us and nothing has changed in his surroundings or diet. We recently lost one income and can no longer afford the medications that relieve (but do not cure) him from this ailment. A breeder acquaintance told us we should hit him with 1.5 cc of penicillin for 4-5 days in a row and then wait a week or two and then repeat again if necessary. Is this safe? Do you have any suggestions? We can't stand to see him suffer and want him back to his healthy, playful self.
Thanks for any info!