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Allergic Pyoderma, Flea Allergy?
Oreo has been scratching and itchy since the day we got him, a month ago. The breeder initially thought it was dry skin due to too many baths the week before we picked him up. Long story short, by yesterday he had widespread bumps and scabs, with a big concentration in his shoulder area and chest. I took him to the vet, who diagnosed Allergic Pyoderma (bacterial infection) due to a yet to be determined allergen, but suspected flea allergy. He was started on oral antibiotic (Clavamox), twice a week bathing with Malaseb (antibiotic/antifungal), and a mild topical steroid for the most intense areas. He was already on Revolution for flea/heartworm prevention, but she also gave him a dose of Nexgard. (I had found one flea on him, and the groomer found another). I read some old threads about pups with Pyoderma, and wondered how they ended up faring long term. I have friends with dogs with flea allergies, and it sounds like quite a long (and expensive) battle. I am so upset that my 16 week old baby is already dealing with this!