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Old 07-31-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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My dog (11 Month Old Bichon) has developed what the vet has called a pseudomonas infection on his sheath. I think he developed it as a result of complications from his neutering a couple of weeks ago. He's been on Zeniquin (generic name: marbofloxacin) for about five days. When I started him on the antibiotic, the tip of his shaft was red and inflamed and there were red sores on the side of his sheath. It's been five days into it and the redness appeared to be going down, but now it looks like the sores scabbing. The tip of his sheath is scabbing as well, though i didn't notice any sores before. Is this normal? I feel like scabbing is a good thing because it means things are healing, but I just want to make sure. Thanks.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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My dog (11 Month Old Bichon) has developed what the vet has called a pseudomonas infection on his sheath. I think he developed it as a result of complications from his neutering a couple of weeks ago. He's been on Zeniquin (generic name: marbofloxacin) for about five days. When I started him on the antibiotic, the tip of his shaft was red and inflamed and there were red sores on the side of his sheath. It's been five days into it and the redness appeared to be going down, but now it looks like the sores scabbing. The tip of his sheath is scabbing as well, though i didn't notice any sores before. Is this normal? I feel like scabbing is a good thing because it means things are healing, but I just want to make sure. Thanks.
Have you had a chance to call and ask your vet these questions? He is in the best position to answer them. I have to admit that I'm having a little trouble understanding how sores on his sheath are related to male neutering though... As to your question, yes it would be normal for a gram negative infection like pseudomonas to scab over when healing.

However, the best person to tell you if your baby is healing normally from the infection is your vet! Get your pup back in there if you think something isn't right!
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Old 08-01-2009, 04:58 AM
 
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a difficult to treat Gram-negative organism. It might take some time, but if the area of infection is scabbing over, that's GOOD. Keep on going with the antibiotic. If there's any change, go right back to the vet.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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My dog has pseudomonas on her back, from what, I am unsure. I bathed her at a nearby pet store, and she started to develop this "rash" 2 days later. Took her to the vet, they shaved her and treated her with Cephalexin, and it got worse. Then her Dr. did biopsies, and they came back positive for Pseudomonas, which stumped the Vet, because she said it is a bug that is usually found in the ears, but she had seen a dog with this after he had got bitten, the bite got infected and then they had found in the lab it had become infected with Pseudomonas. So very strange to be on her skin, but it covers her back a good 14" x 12"!!!! She said that Cephalexin is not the antibiotic, because this particular infection is resistant to that med, so she is treating her with 750mg a day of Ciproflexacin. She said there are very few anibiotics that can treat this, and this one was under 20 dollars, and she has to take it for 21 days...
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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Your vet is correct. Cephalexin does NOT treat Pseudomonas infections. But she should also get the susceptibility of the specific bug to the ciprofloxacin, because not all Pseudomonas species are susceptible to cipro, either!!!! I do this FOR A LIVING - trust me here!

Sometimes in people we see this kind of infection after they soak in a hot tub. I'm assuming there was no warm standing water used in your dog's bath, right?
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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Did anyone ever figure out best treatment and furthermore are there any homeopathic treatments? I know it is a very difficult thing to treat and my dog has recently been diagnosed with it in his mouth so any insight would be so greatly appreciated!
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