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    I have a 3 week old puppy. He was normal one day and down the next, suspecting pneumonia. I treated him for such...however, I have had him diagnosed with Clostridium - Staph Toxic Shock Syndrome - Flesh Eating Bacteria. I have been giving antibiotics, washing with Malasab, and doing every thing possible. This puppy is doing well and still thriving, however, his chest area is a MESS. Per the vet, there is really nothing to do but supportive therapy - which I am doing. My question is - has ANYONE experienced this? Please tell me your story and what you did. I appreciate ANY help on this. Thank you!

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    I have not experienced this but I am sure you will get some supportive feedback. Poor puppy .. best of luck to you with this condition..

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    I have no experience with this, just bacterial skin infection but not staph related. I bathed with special shampoo and gave antibiotics... After 3 weeks she was better but not improving. I ended up changing dog food and she was 10x better the next day.

    This was not a young pup but a mom, I suspect it is immune system related.

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    Is puppy starting on mush? Perhaps allergic to the food?

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    No, this is nothing really food related. Puppy was on mama. This bacteria is found everywhere and usually enters thru a wound or is airborne and thus, thru the nostrils. Clostridium is a bacteria that has numerous numerous different types. Black leg in cows is a form of Clostridium. The type of bacteria that entered this puppy is was TTS type that releases a toxin or gas that actually eats the flesh. This puppy started "bleeding" or hemorrhaging underneath his skin and then it just "bursts" open - the gas per se. I sure hope someone has had some experience with this.

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    Oh my gosh I have no idea and not sure who on here may have any info on this. I cant even imagine what all you must be going thru! Hopefully somebody will have something knowledgeable to add.

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    Oh my, that sounds horrible! I sure hope it all works out, I feel so bad for you both

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    I thought somebody on here had experienced this and now for the life of me I can't remember who it was. If I'm right, I hope they see this thread and can give you some wonderful advice. So sorry to hear what you and your bully are going through!!

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    WOW!! how sad and frustrating!!! I have had no experience with that.

    hope your puppy gets better
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    Poor puppy to have something so awful so young. I have no experience with this at all!
    All you can do is trust in your vet and do everything you have been told to do
    I hope he gets well soon.

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    I will cross post this on fb too.

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    Have you tried a holistic vet? I am dealing with a skin infection, also... not quite as severe as your case, but the holistic vet was much better at skin infections and treating it. ***Just a thought***
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