Bacterial Skin Infections - under tail

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Bacterial Skin Infections - under tail

Hi there,

I'm hoping someone can offer some guidance here. We have a six and a 1/2 month old bullie (Sanford) who is the light of our lives. At the beginning of Sept he was treated (at the vets) for mange - they gave him a "dip" and within 4 days I noticed he was behaving differently, scooting on the floor and then he started crying (which is by far the worst sound in the world, for me anyway), additionally I noticed small red sores on his normally crystal clear face.

I immediately took him back to the vet and they diagnosed him with a bacterial skin fold infection under his tail as well as a yeast infection on the face folds, they said they were probably caused by moisture left in the skin folds from his dip. We were given a spray solution to clean around his tail twice daily and the malosep (sp?) wipes to use on his face as well as a week's worth of antibiotics.

His face has cleared up somewhat and we thought he was doing better with the tail infection, but yesterday we noticed a large amount of (for lack of a better word) "crud" under his tail again, and the area at the base of the tail appears to be stained a deep red color (he's coat is fawn colored).

I guess what I'm trying to find out is if this is normal for a bullie and if anyone has any insight as to whether we should expect it to be a recurring event etc, and if there is anything we can do to prevent it, or heal it for good.

The poor little guy is so out of sorts because of it and it breaks my heart to see him this way.

Sorry this is so long, I'm obviously a new Mom and am just at my wits end as to how to help him.

I'd post a picture so you could see how darn cute he is, but I can't see a way to do that...

re tail

Ollie is white and gets the reddish brown crud under his tail, which is an outie but very tight to his body. I use Malaseb shampoo under his tail every other day or every three days and then rinse and dry. It helps prevent yeast. On the wrinkles, I spray Malaseb flush on a cotton ball and wipe and dry, careful of the eyes. You can get malaseb at your vets or you can order online at Revival Animal Health.

bullylover1's picture

Have you tried Hibitaine cream?


Lori & Bella

bittybulldawg's picture

use some Canestin cream under his tail..

it is for yeast infections and clears up the infection, stops the itch and sooths the "hurt"
If you breed....rescue

can you try

cleaning out the crud under the tail with some peroxide on a cotton ball? And, then a few minutes later, dry it out with a kleenex?

We use malaseb pledgets for under the tail and the face wrinkles every week. Also, you are at the age where there could be some puppy acne going on. If the red bumps are on the chin, you can wipe with some yellow listerine. They go away around 1 1/2 years old.

My vet gives me an ointment to apply to Bowzers yeast in--

fections for his face & tail-it's called "Malotic" & is usually for the ears; however, he says my boy is allergic to yeast,so he really tends to flair up when it's present. It's always been an on-going nuisance, trying to keep that stupid yeast away! Good luck with your baby, the meds you're using sound like they should help.

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