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.