A 2-year-old crossbreed German shepherd dog was presented for lethargy, pain, anorexia, and rapidly progressing skin lesions. The lesions, which were predominantly on the dorsal and lateral aspects of the thorax and gluteal region, were compatible with postgrooming furunculosis.

The owner reported that the dog’s lethargy, pain, and anorexia developed within 24 hours of bathing and that skin lesions developed 1 day after the onset of systemic signs. The dog had been bathed in a nonmedicated, over-the-counter shampoo, most of which came from a bottle purchased 7 months previously.


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