For recent years, my puppy has been suffered from canine folliculitis. If you notice your dog itching or scratching more than usual or shedding lots of hair, it may be canine folliculitis. I was very stressed and then I tried to help him to relieve his discomfort by using various medicated shampoos which contain many different types of antimicrobials such as bacitracin, fusidic acid or antiseptics such as chlorhexidine, benzoil peroxide.
It takes time to see the noticeable results but deserve a try. Now, let’s find out more in detail.
Folliculitis-In-Dogs Home Remedies
- At first, keep your puppy free from fleas and other parasites by using medicated shampoo. You also need to keep your dog’s hair clipped away from the pustules during the treatment so the powder/ shampoos can make contact directly with the infected skin areas.
- Bathe the dog 2 times a day with shampoos that contains chlorhexidine or povidone-iodine. After 2 weeks, switch to bathing your dog with a benzoyl peroxide shampoos.
- In case that the infection has penetrated the skin surface, you should apply antibiotics pills/ cream (penicillin and amoxicillin) for 2-3 months. The purposes of using antibiotics is to speed the healing of wounds and prevent infection.
- If you are a fan of natural remedies, you can use a mixture of baking soda, apple cider vinegar and warm water instead of medicated shampoos.
- Apple cider vinegar is much cheaper than prescription and over the counter anti-scabies medications. The most importance is that it is much safer for your dog.
- Add a cup of baking soda and a cup of apple cider vinegar per cup of warm water. Keep your dog sitting in the mixture for 3-5 minutes.
- Hope with the above directions, your dog will be happier and more comfortable than ever.