Anaerobic Bacterial Infections in Dogs

Anaerobic bacteria are able to grow best in the absence of free oxygen and therefore they are normally found in the mouth around the gums; in deep wounds, anaerobic infection should be suspected when a wound is healing very slowly.

Although some anaerobes are part of our normal body's community and found in the abdomen, vaginal canal, intestines and mouth, when something disrupts the balance like In cases of surgery, deep injuries or internal infections, these bacteria can invade the dog's tissue, leading to deep infection and tissue death. If left untreated, an anaerobic infection can lead to shock and may even be fatal.

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