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Online Journal of Veterinary Research


Volume 26 (8): 640-643, 2022..

Case report: Canine juvenile cellulitis in a Pekingese puppy.


Abbaszadeh Hasiri M, Baghaei Moghaddam E


Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran




Abbaszadeh HM, Moghaddam EB., Case report: Canine juvenile cellulitis in a Pekingese puppy, Onl J Vet Res., 26 (8): 640-643, 2022. Juvenile cellulitis, pyoderma, puppy strangles, sterile granulomatous dermatitis and lymphadenitis is an uncommon granulomatous and pustular disorder of the face, pinnae, and submandibular lymph nodes, usually of puppies. A 10-week-old, 1 Kg body weight, male Pekingese dog presented with clinical signs of depression, anorexia and lesions on muzzle and eyelids. The dog had been treated with 30mg/kg intramuscular penicillin G every 24h for 5 days which had no effect. On examination, puppy was pyrexic with 39.6C but normal heart and respiratory rate. Submandibular lymphadenomegaly with crusty chin, muzzle ocular and anal lesions with otitis externa. No significant parasites, bacteria, and fungi were found on skin scraping and cytology examination.The puppy made a full recovery on glucocorticoid therapy.


Key words: Juvenile Cellulitis, Granulomatous lesions, Corticosteroids, Dog.