Any Skin Case Can Be Fixed

It’s important that you know I’m not being sarcastic when I say I can fix (almost) any skin case.

I’m being serious; but I’m also discounting the fact that some of what I am saying may come at the expense of the pet, or at the expense of your wallet. Specifically, I’m talking about giving antibiotics and steroids to dogs with itchy, infected skins and they do well. For a month.

Or, sending you to a dermatologist who gives your pet four medications, a shampoo and a new food to eat: Limited antigen diets, antihistamines, antibiotics, Bravecto or similar, Apoquel, and a shampoo with antifungal and antibacterial properties. Which translates into, literally, treating for everything.

The dermatologist route (as listed above) flawlessly addresses:

  1. Ringworm
  2. Bacterial pyoderma
  3. Mange mites, dermal and intestinal parasites
  4. Allergies both topical and dietary
  5. Atopy

Besides skin cancer, nothing else happens that wouldn’t respond to the above.

Here’s the skinny on why we might be doing something “in between” with antibiotics, a cortisone and some Cytopoint.

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Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.