Hialeah Gardens, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/20/2014 -- A Pyoderma is a localized infection of the skin characterized by an abscess or puss-filled lesion. Pets easily become infected with the Pyoderma condition through open wounds on the skin. The infection is localized caused by bacteria entering the wound and thriving. The condition can affect the superficial layers of the skin or become deep within the tissues. A feline or canine affected with a Pyoderma will display numerous symptoms such as alopecia, itching, a skin crusting formation, pustules, discharge from the infection, and noted lesions on the skin.
Infections caused by yeast or bacteria of the skin are referred to as an opportunistic infection.
Opportunistic infections can be caused by seborrhea oleosa, immune deficient conditions, or by prescription medications such as corticosteroids. Seborrhea oleosa is an over production of oils from the oil glands. Oils are naturally produced to strengthen the hair and protect the skin from over during as well as infections. Oils which are over produced, causes yeast and skin infections known as Malassezia dermatitis. Malassezia dermatitis causes pets to develop aliments such as thickening of the skin,Hyperpigmentation (dark pigmented skin), a musty odor, scaly or crusty skin, flaky skin, Itching and redness, and even chronic or recurrent otitis externa(ear infections).
Product to cure ailment:
Convenia is an injectable antibiotic for use in dogs and cats. The product comes in a 10ml vial with powder, as well as a bottle of diluent for reconstitution. Convenia contains cefovecin, which works by inhibiting the growth of cell walls from bacteria, so that the bacteria can then be killed and the infection resolved. Only certain bacteria are susceptible to cefovecin.
Convenia is a rapid absorbing, injectable antimicrobial medication used in the treatment of canine skin infections. Convenia is specifically used for strains of Staphylococcus intermedius and Streptococcus canis (Group G), and Pasteurella multocida.
Commonly affected breed, Breed description, & other aliments to affect this breed:
Bacterial infections of the skin are most commonly seen in dog breeds such as the bulldog, boxer, and English bulldog. These breeds of dogs are known for their wrinkled skin. Respiratory infections are non-breed specific but are more common in kenneled dogs or those housed in shelters. Urinary infections are commonly seen in Dalmatians, a dog breed identified by its black spotted coat. Urinary infections can be found in a variety of other dogs as well.
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