Skin Infections In Pets

The skin is the body’s first line of defense against pathogens. As such, it is prone to developing infections caused by bacteria, virus, and fungi. 

Bacterial skin infection is very common among pets. Bacteria may be the primary cause of infection or they could be causes of secondary infection when there is a break in the skin surface or as a sequel to other diseases of the skin. In cats, puncture wounds are very common spots of bacterial infection. This is very common in cats that are allowed to roam outdoors and can get into fights with other cats. 

The most common fungal infection in cats is ringworm. It’s not actually a worm. It’s the skin lesion that looks like a worm, hence the name. Ringworm is very contagious and it’s zoonotic, too. This means it can be transmitted to humans and vice versa. 

Any sign of skin problem should be brought to the attention of a best veterinarians Aurora, CO.


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