Bactoderm is an antibiotic prescribed by veterinarians to treat canine skin infections. Federal law prohibits using Bactoderm, unless first prescribed and instructed by a licensed veterinarian. If your dog is suffering from a serious skin infection, such as staph or pyoderma, your veterinarian may prescribe Bactoderm to treat the infection.
Bactoderm is a topical antibiotic ointment, which contains mupirocin. Mupirocin prohibits bacteria from spreading, as well as heals the infected area. Your veterinarian may ask you to apply Bactoderm twice daily, for a maximum period of 30 days.
Some dogs may be sensitive to Bactoderm ointment. It’s imperative to watch for further irritation, after application, in order to ensure your dog isn’t allergic, or otherwise sensitive, to the ointment. Pfizer, the creator of Bactoderm, warns that the product has not been tested for use on pregnant or breeding animals, and therefore should not be applied to pregnant or breeding dogs.