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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am currently not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread.
Friend, Staphylococcus aureus is the name of the bacteria that is causing the infection in Buster. We shorten it and just say "Staph." Dogs normally have staph on their skin and it doesn't cause any problems. When there is disruption to the skin by any internal or external factors like: Hormonal disorders, allergies, temperature changes, etc. it can disrupt the skin and cause the staph to grow. Sometimes, we don't know why the infection occurs. I would recommend you continue on the plan your vet has established, do not apply listerine to the affected area.
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