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17 September 2019 - 3:31 pm
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Hello. We have encountered a problem with our 9 year old rottie, Chloe, after front right amputation for osteosarcoma roughly 2 months ago. Her incision healed well but she has developed generalized sebaceous cysts that have become infected with stenotrophomonas maltophilia. She is resistant to the first line antibiotic that is used to treat this infection. We are very worried. Any advice on treatment of this infection and supportive supplements would be much appreciated. Our vet hasn’t seen this before so is researching a treatment plan. 

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17 September 2019 - 5:19 pm
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I’m so sorry to hear about Chloe. Paws crossed that Dr. Pam has some ideas for you. Is she on anything right now?

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17 September 2019 - 8:07 pm
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She was just taken off Baytril since it made her extremely lethargic. No other meds.


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I have never heard of this.  Do you have culture and sensitivity results?

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The culture grew the bacteria I listed above. I believe the resistance was to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. 


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19 September 2019 - 7:31 am
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If the bacteria is sensitive to many antibiotics and the Baytril made your dog ill then I would pick something else…often clindamycin and amoxi/clav or cephalexin are good choices for skin.  If this is a more resistant bug along the lines of Pseudomonas then your vet might have a limited choice of antibiotics since often only quinolone antibiotics such as Baytril or injectable meds such as amikacin are effective.  Sometimes we need to use topical treatment such as shampoos or dilute bleach.

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Thanks much!

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