What Causes Dog Bacterial Skin Infections?
The cause of bacterial skin infections in dogs is as you might have thought caused by bacteria causing infections under the skin. The most common cause for his is due to allergies, pests, and other conditions which cause the dog to over itch and makes breakages in the dog’s skin. The skin, which acts as a defence system and barrier against many natural bacteria is then unable to work properly and lets bacteria enter the body which in turn causes an infection and further problems and irritation. The most common skin condition causing skin lesions (scaly damaged skin) is pyoderma. There are two types of pyoderma, superficial and deep pyoderma, the first affects only the top layer of skin causing scaly looking red or pink circular areas of skin ranging from a few millimetres to several centimetres. The second (deep pyoderma) is as the name suggests much further into the skin and gives a more inflamed and swollen look with deeper cuts and possible puss on the surface or when the skin is fi