Recurring Dog Staff Infections.


Our female collie, Kindr, has had a terrible time with a recurring infection on the left side of her head. She now has had the two surgeries, and many rounds of antibiotic therapy to only have this crazy infection pop back up behind her left eye. What is really frightening is the location is so fragile. Close to her dog brain and her fragile facial bones.

We have many times over had to bring her in and soak her head with warm compress’ and help drain the area and then cleanse the area with topical ointments. She is so brave for it all. We can tell it hurts her, but she endures it with grace. I love it when she hands me her paw. Perhaps that is to distract us or keep us from working on the site any further, but it is so cute when she keeps handing us that paw.

This time the veterinarian took a biopsy and found a strong staff infection. She has not recommended any further surgery but wants to give 6 weeks of antibiotics!  Our wonderful veterinarian is puzzled at the strange re-occurrences of this infection.  I looked up dog staff infections on the net and found that there is something that we can do to further help, to make the antibiotics work for her.  We can give both our dogs omega 3 fatty fish oil.  It could help give their immune systems a boost.  Stix and his lupus need much help, maybe this could help do the trick.   We are going to give this a try, and  re post to let you all know how this works.

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On Left Stix with raw little nose and Kindr on right with infection above her eye. Poor babies.

About pawzy4

I love animals & working to protect them. The way I do this is mainly by supporting environmental bills that will help ensure their safety. I have two tri color Collies of my own, named Kindr N Stix that I adore & love to write about as well. I enjoy to throw a splash of humor and music videos when the mood strikes me as well. Welcome and hope you enjoy your visit.
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4 Responses to Recurring Dog Staff Infections.

  1. LionGirl says:

    Dear Dawn,
    Glad to find you back in blogging! Sad to know that Kindr is not feeling well. Hope she gets well soon! Do hug her for me!
    Love, kisses n bear hugs to you n all @ home!
    Wishing you an early Merry Christmas n a Happy New Year!
    Have a wonderful, wonderful holiday!
    Cheers!

    • pawzy4 says:

      Ah, Liongirl so sorry to have not replied till now. For some reason I am not getting notice of comments on this site. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. So very nice to hear from you. Miss you so much and my blog site Everythingcollies. Oh well. I hope that your Holidays were filled with Family and much love. Cheers to a Wonderful New Year full of joy and good things. Also a new healthy nose for Stix. Hehe and a healed head for Kindr too. : )

  2. Cher says:

    Sorry to hear about Stix being ill, I hope he will be well soon, Animals cannot tell us how they are feeling we have to look for the signs of pain and act on it. May God be with him Stix and bless him with his healing touch. ^j^

    • pawzy4 says:

      Thank you so much Cher for your kind thoughts. As I wrote above, I am not sure why I am not getting notified of comments. I will need to just start checking on my own so comments don’t go ignored. I appologize. I have been using my homemade brew for both the dogs and it seems to work for each of them. I made a body butter for dry skin for people and it seems to work for Stix and his red nose and for Kindr I have made a special mix I found on the internet with camomile and tea tree and oregano oil and it has helped to seemingly heal the wound. Hope it does the trick. Love you much. Bye now.

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