Staphylococcus spp

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Staphylococcus spp are a ubiquitous opportunistic coagulase-positive bacterial pathogen which normally resides on canine skin and within the oropharynx.

Species which are pathogenic to dogs include:

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus intermedius
  • Staphylococcus schleiferi
  • Staphylococcus pseudintermedius - general skin infections, e.g. secondary to Demodex spp mites
  • Staphylococcus delphini