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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994

ISSN 1328-925X

Volume 27 (11):618-622, 2023.

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




Hasiri AM, Moghaddam BE., Case report: Canine juvenile cellulitis in a Pekingese puppy, Onl J Vet Res., 27 (11):618-622, 2023. Juvenile cellulitis is an uncommon granulomatous and pustular disorder of the face, pinnae, and submandibular lymph nodes mainly in puppies. A 10-week-old, 1Kg male Pekingese dog presented with depression, anorexia and lesions on muzzle and eyelids treated unsuccessfully with 30mg/kg penicillin G daily for 5 days. The puppy was pyrexic (39.6C) but heart and respiratory rates were normal. Submandibular lymph-adenomegaly was observed with crusty lesions localized around eyes, mouth, chin and muzzle. Additionally, otitis externa was present. However no significant parasites, bacteria, and fungi were found on skin scraping or by cytology. We prescribed 2mg/kg oral prednisolone daily 14 days and 1mg for a further 7 days resulting in signs of resolution by 48h and 3 month follow up showed no regression.


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