How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds
Ask a Dog Veterinary question
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
characters left:
2 Dog Veterinarians are Online Now

Questions about Staph Infection in Dogs

What is staph infection in dogs?

Staphylococcus or better known as staph may be a bacteria, typically this could live alone in the environment. This may be very dangerous bacteria that could infect any breed or age of dog. This strand of bacteria may be passed from dog to dog and in some cases a dog may pass staph to a human. The staph infection may also live on the skin of a dog as a parasite or in the respiratory system of a dog. In some cases if a dog is not treated right away the dog could become very ill or even die.

What are the most common symptoms of staph infection in dogs?

In some cases where a dog is infected with staph a dog may have one or several different symptoms. These signs may be a reason to have a dog seen by a veterinarian; typically this disease may make a dog very sick. Some symptoms of staph infection may include but are not limited to. Sudden fever may appear Mild to severe pain Anorexia or the loss of appetite may be seen Sores on the skin may have discharge Inflammation around sores A dog may have severe itching In some cases a dog may have eye, ear, skin or respiratory infections. Some dogs may have toxic shock syndrome Bite wounds may become infected These may be some of the most common symptoms that a dog may suffer from when dealing with staph infection.

How is staph infection treated in dogs?

Considering that staph infection is a bacterium then normally this may be treated with antibiotics. The dog may need to be seen by a veterinarian to have a skin swab. This may help determine what antibiotic may be best used to treat the staph infection. Some of the antibiotic medications may be given by mouth, and some may be administered by injection. Typically staph infection may need treatment for around 3 to 6 weeks. Usually the key to clearing up staph infection may be to stop the itching cycle; this may be done through medication or certain antibacterial shampoos and ointments. For more information regarding staph infection in dogs such as, is there a vaccine to prevent staph infection in dogs or can a dog lose skin from staph infection in dogs. Read below where an Expert has answered several questions pertaining to staph infection in dogs.

How is staph infection diagnosed and how does the vet know what medication to prescribe for treatment?

In some cases a vet may use a culture test or known as a sensitivity test. Usually this test would so exactly what type of infection a dog would be suffering from. There may the millions of different bacteria’s that a dog could be infected with. A culture test may also be what shows the vet to choose as a treatment for dogs. Typically this test may show the top 5 medications that could be used to treat the infection a dog has.

Could a low dose of Temaril-P cause a dog to have a low immune system and get staph infection?

It may be rare for a low dose of Temaril-P to cause a dog to be infected with staph infection. The reason for this may be that a low dose of Temaril-P may be used as an anti inflammatory verse the high dose being an immune suppressive dose. Staph infection may sound very frightening but could be something easy to treat or if could be very difficult. This may all depend on how soon the infection is caught and the age of the dog. Some older dogs may have trouble recovering from staph infection, while younger dogs bounce back from the infection quite quickly. Many owners may have question when hearing staph infection in dogs such as, will a dog always have staph infection virus in their body after one case or does staph infection in dogs require surgery. These questions and many others may be answered by an Expert.
Ask a Dog Veterinary question
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
characters left:
2 Dog Veterinarians are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21205
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21205
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    18396
    I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13453
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8492
    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dermdoc19/2010-09-30_160749_Photo_122807_015.JPG dermdoc19's Avatar

    dermdoc19

    Dermatologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3855
    30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/birddoctor/2012-6-22_173214_birddoctor.64x64.png Dr. Pat's Avatar

    Dr. Pat

    Bird Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3384
    25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3299
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
 
 
 
Dog Veterinary Questions By Month: