Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acidophilus, Yogurt, Dietary Changes
- ACV and Yogurt, White Vinegar and Distilled Water
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt
- Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes
- Borax and Peroxide, Dietary Changes
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Dandruff Shampoo
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Changes, Baking Soda
- Dietary Changes, Yogurt
- General Feedback
- Grain-Free Diet, Apple Cider Vinegar, Baths
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- High Protein Diet, Frequent Baths
- Hydrogen Peroxide, White Vinegar
- Medicated Shampoo
- Milk of Magnesia
- Multiple Remedies
- Over the Counter
- Plain Yogurt, White Vinegar
- Possible Causes
- Prescription Medications
- Raw Food Diet
- Remedies Needed
- Rubbing Alcohol, Gentian Violet, Boric Acid
- Salt Bath
- Systemic Yeast Infection Remedies
- Ted's Mange Remedy, Raw Food , Supplements
- Turmeric and Corn Starch, Clove Powder
- White Vinegar
- White Vinegar and Aloe, Probiotic Yogurt
- Yeast-Free Diet
- Yogurt, Omega Oils, Herbs
08/23/2012: Wendy from Columbus, Oh/usa: "To everyone: Please do your research on this site and other sites before you post questions. There are numerous posts already made by people that offer great advice and recommendations. Concerning this poster's question about yeast infections check out this EC link: ..."
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08/24/2012: Jen from St. Paul, Minnesota: "My 5 year old cocker spaniel has been suffering from a skin yeast infection ever since her vet gave her a lyme disease vaccination last year (despite my telling them not to). She breaks out in itchy patches on her back and belly that look like scabs with red skin underneath. After taking her to the vet several times for pills and medicated shampoo with no results, I have decided to look for natural remedies.
It has been 5 days now and I have switched her to grain-free dog food, added acidophilus tablets daily before meals, bathe her every afternoon in medicated (oatmeal-free) shampoo, and follow with a 50/50 white vinegar and water rinse and a coating of coconut oil on red spots. Her hair seems to be falling out in clumps worse than before, but the flakes seem to be more on top the fur than on the skin now, and her skin seems very red. Just wondering if this is a sign of improvement, or am I just making her worse? I think I will try to continue this combination of treatments for another week and a half then reassess the situation and if I am making it worse, take her back to the vet--although I am really sick of paying the vet bills and not getting anything but medications that don't seem to help."
08/22/2012: Wonda from Gray, Georgia, Us: "I have a 6 year old Maltese that weighs 6 pounds. We have been to three veterinarians for her problems. About 4 years ago she started itching and scratching really bad. They put her on prescription dog food ( purina HA), prescription shampoo and every antibiotic and steroids. She has been on Soloxine, Clavamox Dexmethasone injectrion, , neo/poly v/dexopthalmis sol, convenia inj., SMZ, BAYRIL, AMPICILLIN, gentamicin, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, penicillin g Hydroxyzine and Depomedrol. She would get better for about a month or two and it comes back again.
I had allergy testing done and was told all that she was allergic to. She would get a monthly shot with the serum for allergies. She also had a thyroid test and has low thyroid and is on Soloxin twice a day. The allergy shots did not help so they stopped the shots and put her on prednisone and atopica. I took her to another Dr. And they took her off of the prednisone, atopica and prescription dog food and put her on ground beef and green beans. He also changed her shampoo to Benzoyl Peroxide shampoo, but she still has to get antibiotic shots to help her with the infection.
She is no longer on any meds except for the solaxine for thyroid and the bp shampoo. She still has very pink skin and scratching on her sides and back. She is biting on her front feet but they do not have sores nor is she loosing hair on them. She scoots on the floor because she is red on her privates. Sometime she will get sores on her mouth and her eyes will get infection in them. I was thinking maybe she has a yeast infection but she does not smell. She does not drink much water. Her hair is not oily. She has like I said real pink skin which has a red rash on it. She will get little pin sores in spots sometime which will look like a blister and then will pop and will turn into a sore. The veteran said she has allergies and sometimes it turns into staph. I have been putting the hydrogen peroxide (1 cp), white vinegar (1 cp) and water (1 gallon) rinse on her daily for about a week. I have been giving her one acidophilus pill (Providing 40 million colony forming units at the time of manufacture. XTRA Premium BlendÂ® (40,000,000 CFU**) 3.7 mg), a fish oil (1000 mg with natural omega-3) every other day. Two table spoons of natural plane yogurt and one men's one a day vitamin. I am spending about $150.00 monthly on vet bills. Please someone help. if you have any ideas my email address is wscprad(at)yahoo.com"
08/22/2012: "My shih tzu keeps getting chronic yeast/bacteria infections in his ears! He likes to lick his feet alot also! So tired of vet visits, ear wash and ear meds! We have always fed grain free but have changed from duck to salmon now. I feed him Fromm dry kibble salmon tunalini and Evo wet food venison. Things were better for awhile but starting back up! :( not sure what to do? Change food again or what? Vet suggested I may need go try hpoallergenic food and maybe test his thyroid?"Replies
08/23/2012: Wendy from Columbus, Oh/usa replies: "To everyone: Please do your research on this site and other sites before you post questions. There are numerous posts already made by people that offer great advice and recommendations.
Concerning this poster's question about yeast infections check out this EC link:
05/28/2012: Sheilah from Rolla, Mo, USA: "After 3 full years of treating my shih tzu (age 12 now), for "allergies" and poor tear production, (which has been documented), her poor eyes have just gottten worse and worse. The vets just kept treating with anitboitics and eye drops (I use Restasis on her anyway for her tears) but she is just getting worse, and now spreading to other areas of her poor body. I did my research, (I am an RN, but not an animal nurse, lol) and called the vet and asked if I could try an anti fungal on her. They prescribed her keticonazole 1/2 tab and told me it may take a few rounds as bad as she has it. I pray it helps her. She is on day 3 and I already see improvement.
I am so open to any further suggestions, and mainly, I also have a Ragdoll cat and another younger shih tzu that scratches all the time, but has NO BUGS WHATSOEVER on her, (thank u frontline). Can this yeast be contagious and should I, at the least, be treating my other shih tzu. She is only 6 years old but is constantly scratching her face and paws, but is not losing hair around her eyes as my Ally is, and Ally has the yuckiest green bugers coming out of her right eye that then hardens if I dont remove it asap. I just want her to be comfortable. The best I got from the vet was to give her oatmeal baths. Im no genius, but I really have never heard of oatmeal treating yeast. I know it helps the itching, but I shaved her very close and found multiple hot spots on her and then her skin turned VERY GREASY the very next day with the worst odor ever.
Any advice would be most welcome. Feel free to email me at my personal email at sheilah(at)embarqmai.com and thank you for any feedback you can provide. I just found this website and I love it! have a wonderful Memorial Weekend everyone! sheila :) <3"Replies
06/17/2012: Sandi From Texas from Caldwell, Texas, Usa replies: "Sandi from Texas: My dog, Button, suffered with yeast infection for years. She was on predisone and keticonazole. She was fine as long as she was taking the drugs, but as soon as we started to wean her off them, her symptoms returned. After several years of this, her liver enzymes were extremely high and we had to discontinue the keticonazole. I gave her Milk Thistle Extract to bring her liver enzymes back to normal and started her on Olive Leaf Extract for the fungal infections. The Olive Leaf worked wonders on the yeast infections. Unfortunately, about one year later she developed renal failure due to a tumor on her kidney and we lost her approximately one month ago."
04/14/2012: Aurora from Los Angeles, Ca: "My 3 1/2 year old golden retriever has had a yeast infection of the vulva for two years; she literally "attacks" herself twice a day to the point where she runs in circles pulling out her tail feathers and cries with giant tears! She eats no grains (only meat and veggies) and the only fruit she has is a few goji berries and a rare bite of apple; we've tried both cooked and raw diets as well as ACV (orally and topically) in addition to doing peroxide and baking soda rinses. Also, she is extremely high alkaline and when most dogs damage the lawn from urination, my dog makes it grow greener! We're not interested in anything but holistic approaches, and some of the herbs we've tried are: Pau d Arco, oregano, turmeric, Nzymes, Syclovir (plankton). Also, in spite of her healthy, 100% organic and free-range diet, she eats grass daily.
I'm desperate to help her and plan to try CSilver and GSE next, but would LOVE some advice to see if there are other options we should be considering. Thank you!"Replies
05/01/2012: Looneygirl from Houston, Texas, Usa replies: "Have you tried deluted DMSO? Please read up on this product and do a test patch on your dog before applying it external or giving it internally. I bought a bottle a couple of months ago from the farm supply and the bottle is almost empty. I have used it on me and the dog. Its good for sore muscles to skin issues and is very drying so I thought it may help with the yeast infection but my dogs yeast infections are on other parts of the body. I educated myself a bit and actually tested it on me first. I have used me & the dog around private parts but not directly on where your pet is having the yeast problem. For the past year I have been fighting hot spots & large sore due to demo mites and/or food allergy or both. These sores get larger than a quarterwhich get sencondary yearst or bacterica infections.
Now I put DMSO full strenth on them when I find them a few times a week and also use Ted's borox/perocide mix which also dries out the skin. which get sencondary yearst or bacterica infections. All of this has been verfied by my vet and I have learned to treat them my self instead of calling her and getting antibotics. DMSO is very drying and has a host of side effects and besides drying the skin out most are good side effects. My dog no longer has bald spots anywhere. She had grey with bacteria/yeast growing from red mange infections and I swear hair starting growing in 2 days. I thought the skin problems were over but since spring arrived she is getting hot spots again with yeast infections on her back/rump. She is a German Shepard with hair so thick back there I finally figured out it does not fully dry out after a bath or skin treatments. I blow dry with warm/cool air & put drops of DMSO on the sore and it is gone in 2 days. I also treated myself for mites and the home just incase. Not that I want facial hair at age 52 but I swear by this DMSO. I used it on my face a few times and it will clean out damage hair folicals and stuff that had been in my skin I guess for years no matter how much you scrub.
I have also used this on my neighbors dogs bald spots one with hormone problems and the ohter with wear spots from sleeping in the kennal. Both are growing hair again. I think the husband is ready to use this stuff on his head now. LOL. Let me know if you need some links but all you got to do is google it and read past the FDA/negative promo. I will never be with out this DMSO stuff in my home again. P. S. Beware of the sulfur smell it will produce when used in or on the body. Its worth the stink."
03/10/2012: Courtney from Riddlesburg, Pennsylvania: "I have a 5 year old male saint bernard and his smell is out of control. We have tried shampoos sprays I don't know what to do for him. He also has a biting/itching problem. He has dug his hind end bald and raw and scratched his neck bloody! For the past month, I'm scared to bath or spray him with anything in fear of irritating his skin more. I have been told about "hot spots" and as an occasional thing I will accept that, but not as ongoing as this is. My vet said benadryl but that's no relief."Replies
03/18/2012: Jeane from Quezon City, Philippines replies: "Hi, Courtney! I'd recommend diluted white vinegar, but it will sting like crazy if he has open wounds or sores. White vinegar, in my humble opinion, may be more suitable as maintenance after he gets better. In his condition I think tea will work best. Whether you use fresh whole tea leaves or just a tea bag may not matter. I use a tea bag (have tried jasmine only) for convenience's sake. Just steep it in some water, let the water cool down a bit so as not to burn him, then give him a rubdown with this water. My dachshund especially loves this when her skin is itchy. Hope this remedy helps your saint bernard!"
06/04/2012: Nh Gardener from Sanbornton, Nh, Usa replies: "For Courtney in PA, re. Dog Is Itchy and Smelly: Give your dog Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) daily in his food, starting with a tsp. And increasing to a Tbsp. , depending on size of dog. DE is wonderful for health of all pets and people; will eliminate his odor. Check internet for websites that sell it & for info. & pet and human testimonials. Some feed stores carry it, but make sure it's from PermaGuard, approved for food use by FDA. Apply unrefined virgin coconut oil to your dog's skin--soothing and healing--and add a little to his food. He'll get well. Best of luck, Judy"
03/06/2012: Kim from Singapore: "Hi! I've been reading your posts on yeast infection. My puppy (2 months Japanese Spitz) has been displaying the signs recently - I. E. Skin infection on the nose, itching everywhere, biting of feet. He has been also sneezing and coughing. The vet ruled out mites and ticks and she thinks that its kennel cough and fungal infection. (She says that he is too young to develop food allergies). We have him on antihistamine and antibiotics for a week now. His sneezing has reduced but the itching has not subsided and he's biting and licking his feet more than ever before. Hie infection on his nose has spread to its entire nose.
The pet shop was having him on Science Diet puppy and I was transitioning him to Pronature Holistic (Chicken with sweet potatoes). I read that potatos could be the cause.
I'm so worried now, he's just a little thing and I really don't want his infection to spread. Recently he has an odd smell coming from his ears and I read that this is another symptom of either a yeast infection or food allergy.
Should I just change his food? IS 2 mths too young to have the apple cider vinegar?
Your prompt response is appreciated.Thanks."
01/28/2012: Bear/akita from Suisun City, Ca, Usa: "I am so glad I found this site today and I think my 3 year old Akita will also be glad.
brief history; very itchy skin, hair loss , bad smell from skin, and scabs along spine near tail
His diet then was kirkland lamb and rice and on frontline plus with weekly bathing using every shampoo for itchy skin -- I even changed to sweet potato diet no grain --- some improvements at time and sometimes nothing
8 months ago symptoms got bad he was now scraping his face on the fence and using his front paws to scratch his face I took him to the vet he was so unhappy. The vet advised me that he did have yeast infection on his skin caused by flea bites and the saliva from chewing caused the yeast. 250.00 later and bag of goodies to treat the symptoms I thought I had the problemed solved.
He was rx -chephalexin 500mg 2 caps every 12 hours for the yeast infection then Temaril-p on a taper dosage . Also another flea prevention - 1 tablet daily for 5 days - he was already on frontline plus. ( I never did see any fleas on him but then he does have thick coat despite all the hair loss) plus I added 1000mg flaxseed oil tablet daily -- no diet change since was not diet related I was told.
1 week into treatment things were looking good not so much itching and no yeast growing and yeast symptoms going away.
3 months later symptoms starting to return but we were also no longer on any medication. So I called vet and advised to start him on benydryl 100mg daily put collar on him and use frontline every 3 weeks not 4 weeks.
1 month later itching still and yeast starting back I can smell it. Called the vet and advised back on antibiotics. I did and it spiraled out of control within 1 week of going back on the antibiotics. Now underbelly area is moist feeling- warm to touch and smelly and black in color -no hair and he is so itchy. I stopped everything this is not working.
After lots of research I now know what I am dealing with he has Candida yeast infection. How he got it not sure but going to start treatment slowly to see if I get rid of the yeast.
I am going to change the diet to no grain more fish related - I will also keep him on the flaxseed oil - I am going to add the yogurt to diet and try the Apple Cider Vinegar spray. I will keep everyone posted on results and what worked and did not work for Bear. The next step if no improvement is to take him in for thyroid level but he has so much energy - we walk 3 miles a day and he still wants to go more but will think about it. Just a cost factor at the moment.
If anyone has further suggestions please let me know."Replies
03/02/2012: Bear/akita from Suisun City, Ca, USA replies: "Update on Bear-- Changed food to Salmon and sweet potatoe diet from Coscto Kirlkand brand
Still giving 1000mg Flax seed oil capsules in the am
Stopped all treats and put plan frozen yogurt in ice cube trays to make yogurt cubes and give him one every am as a treat after taking his flax seed oil capsule - By the way he loves the frozen yogurt cubes and I can by yogurt in bulk and keeps long time frozen.
I sprayed underbelly where skin was black in color and missing hair every other day with the Apple Cider Vinegar at 50/50 mixture -- this was not his favorite thing and not sure I enjoyed it either in begingin since now the smell of the yeast with the apple cider made him smell like a 100 smelly pickle that had gone bad. Lol- things were looking like they were helping after 2 weeks the foul yeast smell was not going away the underbelly skin was still black but less aggravated and no smell or moist feeling.
By the end of feb no more hair loss skin still improving but still some signs of the yeast with the black color on underbelly. and still scratching but not chewing as much.
Today I would say I have 60% improvement now still seem to be itchy but not sure if that is also a combination of the fact that he is blowing all his winter coat at this time.
Now as we approach spring I need to find a different flea product for him since I don't think the frontline plus works well for him. I want to make sure I stay on top of flea control to prevent him from chewing and spreading any of the yeast to other parts of the body. I wonder how long it will take to have the yeast completly gone?
I am amazed more vets don't figure this out... I so wish I never had put him on that second go around of antibiotics it just made the yeast infection large with him...
I will keep everyone posted on results as I go hoping this will help others. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Good luck everyone and hear is to healthy happy dogs without yucky yeast..."
12/01/2011: Puppy Mom from Ridgewood, New Jersey, Usa: "I rescued a dog right off of the road who had been badly abused and was pregnant. I took her to the 24 hour emergency hospital and checked her in for three days old workups. She was fine. I brought her home and 10 days later I delivered 11 puppies. I tied and cut their cords- two were not breathing and it took me over 20 minutes to get them breathing. ALL are fine now- except we had an awful summer and even with air conditioning and a floor fan three of the six puppies still unadopted have developed yeast. Thankfully only one in her ears - the others between their toes. I use cornstarch baby powder twice a day between their toes and then I spray on Bitter Apple so they won't lick. Please be careful of Tea Tree Oil as it can be toxic to dogs if they lick too much of it. I am still fighting the yeast but it is coming on winter and I am hoping that the cold weather will also help as long as I put their boots on them before they go outside.
I have them ALL on wheat free diets. They are on chicken and fish based foods. Their treats are home made and gluten free (with either bananas, pumpkin, blueberries, or peanuts - all organic) or carrots, or blueberries, or organic baby food chicken or sweet potatoes.
What type of probiotics can one use with dogs?
Thank you, Susan"
11/08/2011: Margaret from Lecanto, Florida: "My dog is 11 years old and my best friend. He started losing hair and developing purple patches. I thought it was hot spots but as the weeks progressed so did the spots and loss of hair. He looks like someone shot him with a gun a hundred times. He is practically bald. It just keeps falling out. I have taken him to 4 vets and one holistic vet and each one tells me something different. He does not scratch, he is so good it is breaking my heart. His skin is like elephant skin and when he lays down I see some blood on the floor. I have changed him to human food with yogurt and hope this will help him some. I am going to try the shampoo and let you know if it works. A vet in Australia told me to given him chuck roast, lots of carrots, string beans, spinich, and potatos. I bake them and put in my blender to make it the consistency of dog food. Now I am worried about the potato's since reading they produce sugar and yeast looks for sugar. I truly am at my wits end. This dog saved my life, and I am having such problems trying to save his. H E L P anyone."
11/02/2011: Amanda from Sullivan, Missoui, Usa: "My dog Ozzy is pretty old. He's a dashound mix, and he has been to the vet several times for this issue. His skin is dark, black in some spots, and it will not wash off. He itches constantly, but no fleas. It's so bad that he's chewed his hair off his tail in one spot, and he will itch untill he bleeds occasionally. I don't know what to do. I can't afford to take him to the vet right now. My only idea is that it could be allergies. He's an inside dog, but obvously goes outside to go potty, and sometimes he likes to stay out there for awhile. Inside we have kind of shaggy carpet, but we do vacuum a lot. About twice a week. He's had this problem for a long time now, about 2-3 years. I've done, and I'm still doing, everything I can think of. I've tried soothing shampoos. I've tried Frontline, and of course, taking him to the vet. But nothing seems to work. All the vet told us was that he was "allergic to fleas, " and then gave us Frontline. I ended up paying 50-70 dollars for no reason. He eats Adult Pedigree food. We used to give him Pedigree for younger dogs when he was a puppy. We've never changed brands so I don't think it's the food that he's allergic to. Any advice? Do you have any idea what this could be?"Replies
11/03/2011: Yellah from Belton, Mo replies: "Ozzy might still be allergic to something in his dog food even though you haven't changed it. Some sensitivities take months or years to build up to an external result. I would suggest trying a different food, purer ingredients, or possibly making a 'clean' food at home. Look for recipes online, like boiled chicken and rice. It also might take several weeks to see a difference. Try to get any toxins out of his life, shampoo, flea treatment, etc. good luck"
11/08/2011: Linda from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "Maybe his body is just overloaded with toxins. Perhaps too much carbs in his food. Some people have luck with supplements like _____s Apple Cider Vinegar, and a gentle switch to a healthier diet with no carbs. Maybe you could give him some Essiac Tea with his food, which also helps clean out his systems. Maybe bathing him in something gentle, with no chemicals or just warm water. Many flea collars are toxic to dogs. Good luck, our dog reacted severely to a new bed we got her. Keep trying, and good luck!"
11/27/2011: Karen from Tampa, Fl/usa replies: "Hi, I am writing not that I have any answers. I have a daschund, a long hair. He has the same issues you described! No fleas. but lost a good amount of fur, he looks awful. I have tried everything. The ACV does not work in this situation, it scales his skin up. His skin is dark as well, maybe from the chewing and biting. He used to lose it on his feet somewhat, but I usually took care of that with a little cornstarch or avon skin so soft. Now, I am not knowing what to do.
I put coconut oil on the bare scaly parts, I have used olive oil, medicated dog shampoo, acv, skin so soft diluted with water.... it all started when my son took him out to go potty on the front lawn. I usually walked him in the street and scooped. I have never had this problem before. If you hear anything, let me know. My dog is about 11."
11/30/2011: Pamela from New Braunfels, Tx replies: "Barleans Cod liver Fish oil and Barleans Omega Twin. Should help out."
12/02/2011: Teresa from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada replies: "Everything on this site will help and here what I've read, and use now. And I have read intensively about everything on this site, My dog may have cancer in her leg and I need to eliminate allergies, yeast etc, it state a yeasty dog get cancer her issues, dandruff, itchy feet, chewing, all symptoms most dogs can get, I really see now that it is lack of omega 3 (good oils) as Earthclinic states, dry dog foods also are the culprits, their is to many grains/fillers, hulls etc, and wheats (give allergies) in them, dogs are/were carniverous animals, (like a wolf) always have been, I adjusted all this past 2 wks, and her coat is beautiful, she stop chewing feet, no yeasty ears etc. Change your food (its ingredients may be the problem) shd have NO GRAINs, NO WHEAT, use Raw meat, (I use dry & raw) add Flax oil, or fish oils Omega 3 (grain is a cancer feeder, as turns to sugar) & yeast, wheat is allergies, Their is also the turmeric or apple cider vineger treatment on this site. Please do a search on word in the search field on these 2 and read about them (they're the #1 items used on this site) for every issue you can think of. Good Luck"
12/02/2011: Teresa from Edmonton, Canada replies: "I just thought of something else, once I gave my cat some flea control that was too strong dose, and he was itchy and had hot ears and acted weird, finally took to the vet and they had to give him a shot steroid to counter the overdose. Maybe it's the Frontline, has something to do with making the itchy skin. (It is a drug and drugs really aren't good for us all anyways). Try the natural choices on this site look up flea treatment others use."
05/05/2012: Missy from Windsor, Ontario replies: "Is it possible your dog has Cushings Disease?"
10/16/2011: Penknee from Wayland, Ny, United States: "I hope someone can help me out here. I have a adult black lab, she weighs approximately 70lbs maybe more. She keeps getting ear infections. She gets a bad smell that comes from her ears, she itches her bottom by rubbing or sliding it on the floor. She licks the floors and her paws. I am pretty positive it is a yeast infection. Times are tough right now and I can't afford to go to a vet. I feel so badly for her. I have changed her food to a meat based food and give her a half of a cup of yogurt in the mornings and break open a capsule of probiotics and sprinkle the yogurt. I have been doing this for 2 days now but things are not changing. Occasionally I will give her benedryl also. I dont know what to do, I keep hearing about putting ACV in her water and ears but Im so afraid it will burn.
Any suggestions?Thank you in advance, Penny and Gracie(my lab)"Replies
10/19/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Penny, I'm no authority, but I would suggest an over-the-counter worm med like mebendizole or piperazine, unless of course, you have already dewormed. Worms secrete all kinds of nasty toxins. I have found colloidal silver an excelent antibiotic for my kitties, it must work well for cannines also. Yeast infections are stubborn, so don't expect immediate results. Also, a more economical substitute for C. S. , add a few drops of 3% H2O2 to her water. The oxygen will provide an immediate burst of energy, so start with 2 or 3 drops and slowly increase. Make sure Gracie gets enough omega 3's in her diet; I add safflower to my kitties dry food w/ good results, as well as feeding salmon-based canned food. Hope this helps."
09/18/2011: Kyle from Stockton, California, United States: "I have a 4yr old Yorkie and she suffers from food allergies and yeast infection. In the skin folds of her legs, she has black hard skin. She licks her feet/paws constantly, and licks her hind quarters that have hair loss and are bright red with bumps. I have changed her diet (no more chicken) and started using the Malaseb shampoo someone recommended on here. It's been a week and I don't see much change. So my next step is adding yogurt to her food (HOW MUCH DO I ADD? SHE WEIGHS 8 LBS) and how do I go about using the ACV? I put some in her water and she wont have ANYTHING to do with it. I read that you can mix some 50 50 with water, but how do you apply it? Do you apply it before a bath? Daily? Do you wash it off afterwords? Thank you in advance for your help. My email address is kyle. Vick85(at)gmail. com, please help SADIE, she is miserable, and it's killin' me."
08/25/2011: Tina from Malvern, Arkansas: "My yellow lab is 6 years old and has the worst yeast infection I have ever seen. His ears ooze a smelly substance and he constantly chews his feet and now he has a large hairless area under his chin chat gets moist and smelly. My vet wants to give an oral medicine that can cause damage to his liver and kidneys and I just don't think I want to do that. I hear of the ACV and yogert and wondering if it truely works. I clean his ears regularly with white vinegar and alcohol and it helps but does not completly clear them up. I have also used transaderm drops from the vet and that helps also but I go through it like crazy. I just wish I could find something that would git rid of this mess for good. I hate to see him so miserable!"Replies
07/28/2012: Lisa from Indianapolis, Indiana replies: "Hi, my name is Lisa and I have a cocker spaniel who suffers with a yeast infection in the ears and has now penetrated to her skin, unfortunately when I took her to the vet all he did was charge me over $200 for a steroid shot and some medicine I could buy without his help, he never told me that it could be her diet and that cocker spaniels should not eat wheat products at all. So I started researching an I found that myah's diet besides the hair in her ears was the main culprit, so I started first on a regimen of washing her with ACV (Apple cider vinegar), that did relieved her day by day, so I started reading more and few months later I have figured out that not only do I have to treat the yeast but her entire self, so I have switched her to an all natural raw diet of which I researched what she could eat, and I make her meals weekly using raw chicken, lamb, beef, turkey knecks, carrots, broccili, yogurt, parsley, garlic, an basically just about everything we can eat. I chop this up add lots of water and ACV, she gobbles this up like no tomorrow. The cost of her food has gone down, cause I buy this stuff regulary, this way I insure she never gets any grains or by products as so many of these dog foods have in them. She gets no fillers at all, the stuff looks so good my husband thinks its his stir fry I am preparing. (I just started this diet, so I will let you know how she is doing but so far so good, I can tell a difference already as the itching is not as bad) At night she use to scratch so much she would wake us up cause she sleeps at the foot of the bed and it would feel like we were having small earth quake trimmers). I have went all natural for her care which also includes treating her skin once a week in her shampoo with Neem Oil-this oil is pure and it deters ticks, fleas, flies and most any insect, this can also be used on yourself to keep moskitos away. it has a distinct smell but if you mix with some lavendar shampoo, ACV , water, she knows when she see's her spray bottle come out its time to get treated and she just sits there an lets me spray her down. if we go to the park I spray her down for added protection but we have been flea free for over a year now so I know this works. Her skin is improving an she has less abrassions, under her kneck is still missing hair but it slowly coming back. I keep her hair cut short so I can monitor her skin. her ears flair up not as much but I just take an dropper and skirt ACV mixed with water in her ear, wipe them out with her towel, she does her shake, we do this at bedtime and this way she can sleep peacefully without all that scratching that goes with the yeast infection. I won't know for awhile if the yeast infection subside, but I will follow up. Oh one more note, as with any infection she had broke out with a boil that was full of gunk and all I did was apply warm compresses and treated it with the Neem oil (undiluted) and she no longer has that boil nor has she had anymore boils or inflamed skin. Hope this helps, you can get Neem oil mostly from online pet stores but it is much better than using the pesticide that are sold for pets. I even treat my yard with it an that controls the fleas and stuff in the yard."
08/10/2011: Deanya from Manchester, England: "How do you get rid of yeast infections on dogs? its really bad please help!! :("