Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acidophilus and Yogurt
- 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
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Rubbing Alcohol
- Borax and Peroxide
- Borax and Peroxide, Dietary Changes
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Dandruff Shampoo
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Changes, ACV and Yogurt
- 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
- Recommended Diets
- Remedies Needed
- Rubbing Alcohol, Gentian Violet, Boric Acid
- Salt Bath
- Systemic Yeast Infection Remedies
- Ted's Mange Remedy, Raw Food , Supplements
- Treat for Hypothyroidism
- Turmeric and Corn Starch, Clove Powder
- White Vinegar
- White Vinegar and Aloe, Probiotic Yogurt
- Yeast-Free Diet
- Yogurt, Omega Oils, Herbs
11/22/2009: Janice from Corinth, Tx: "I have a bull mastiff who is literally scratching and chewing himself to death. I feed him Iams Eukanuba. He's had cortisone shots, eye surgeries, and he now has open wounds, constantly scratching and making things worse. Bleeding, loss of hair, eyes almost closed. I know it is yeast infections, he smells horrible. My heart bleeds for him, but I have run the gammet with the vets and costs and no improvement. What can I do to help him, NOW?"Replies
11/22/2009: Frank from Stamford, Ct replies: "Dear Janice,
Yes, an immediate suggestion - CHANGE THE FOOD! It seems very obvious that your dog is having an allergic reaction to the food he is eating. Do some research on this subject and choose a high end brand of food that is recommended for dogs with allergies. Once you have changed his food, add a small amount of apple cider vinegar and a fish oil omega 3 supplement and he will improve quickly."
09/24/2010: Frank from Hayden, Co replies: "STOP feeding dog food- they is grain in nearly every brand- dogs do not normally eat grain. They eat RAW meat, very little fruit and berries in the wild- Our processed dog foods are killing our dogs. Get some Pau D'Arco make sure it is really the heartwood and inner bark of a particular species of the tree, the Tabebuia avellanedae, (tah-bee-BOO-ee-uh ah-vel-LAN-ee-day) (that is most prized for cures). Make a tea with it (1# will make 6 gal tea);bathe the dog in it; apply throughout the day to wounds; add a little in drinking water. Feed Raw meat & bones(butchers/meat processors throw away tons, so it is free), yogurt/cheese/spoiled milk and Acidolpilus will get the correct balances back into their systems. Bathe often to get the skin cured- it will work. KEEP on the diet. No more grains, including Rice!"
10/21/2009: Helene from Wetumpka, Alabama: "what do you do for yeast in the dog's eyes? i did the borax and 1% it worked great for his skin and coat, but i don't know what to do for his eyes. please help."Replies
10/26/2009: Kathleen from Leicester, Nc replies: "Helene, last spring one of our Chihuahua's eyes had gunk in it and tearing, I got on internet for recipe for eye wash and found and used this one since our dog is so little... put 1/4 teaspoon medicinal Boric Acid powder (from pharmacy-not sold over the counter here in NC) in two cups boiling water, let cool to warm temp. not too warm or too cold for it is going into the eye. Use about 1/4 or 1/2 cup of the mix in a cup or bowl. Dip in a cotton ball and run over eye to loosen and remove gunk. Throw away ball. Use another ball and run over closed eye, once gunk is cleaned off outside, continue tossing away used cotton ball and using new cotton ball to dip and dribble over eye so some of the mixture can get into eye. When done throw out the remainder you have left in the "dipping bowl". Do not contaminate by putting back in with the remainder of your original 2 cups. Warm another small portion 2 or 3 times a day for a couple of days. Eyes should clear. I only store the mixture for 1 day, then throw away. My bottle of "Boric Acid, Powdered, (local anti-infective)" that I kept from long ago for the recipe on label reads thus (for human eyes I assume): "Prepare solution of Boric Acid by boiling in water (1 teaspoonful in a pint of water). Allow to cool to a comfortable temperature before using as an eyewash. Store in a sterile container. Prepare sufficient amount for one day's use and discard unused portion." Again this is Boric Acid bought from the pharmacy section of a drug store, NOT what one can buy from a home store for roach killing."
08/27/2009: Chandra from Danielsville, Ga: "Does anyone know a natural remedy for yeast infection in the ears?
I am the proud mommy of 3 beagles mixes who are all former pound puppies. Luke is as best as I can tell, beagle-basset hound. (Sorry, just a little background info). He has had problems with his ears since we adopted him, and has been to the vet who diagnosed a yeast infection. She gave me a drying ear cleaner and some salve, which I used exactly like she said and it DIDN'T work! Almost 2 years and the poor thing still has problems. Can anyone please help?
BTW--if anyone is dealing with a weight problem with their dog, my vet has 2 of mine on a green bean diet. They get 1/2 cup of green beans (straight from the can) along with 1/2 cup of their natural food. Its only been about 2 weeks, but my little girl Daisy is already slimming up and not having the joint problems as bad. I let everyone know how the progress is going."Replies
08/29/2009: Gina from Iuka, Ms replies: "My yorkie had this problem. For yeast in the ears use monistat or generic yeast treatment for women. Just rub it in the ears for the seven days like it says on the tube or prefilled containers. After that to keep them clear mix half water and half white vinegar, drop in the ears and massage. Then let him shake it out. Hope this helps"
10/20/2010: Gaga from Charlotte Court House, Va replies: "Did monistat really help your dog?"
04/11/2011: Kj from Gilcrest, Co, Usa replies: "My 11 yo doxy Lucy has a serious yeast infection in her ears. We've gone the vet so many times, I've lost count. And, it was always the antibiotics and ear drops route. That only worsened it. Now, she has symptoms of Cushing's Disease. I'm sure it's been caused/aggravated by lots of steriodal ear drops and predisone tablets.
She did undergo a test to determine if it is Cushing's, but the test results were mixed. Probably because it's not Cushing's proper, just the overload of cortisone in her little body.
Lucy now is licking one of her paws, as it's got yeast in there, going up into her lower leg. We just started using a new shampoo - KetoChlor. Will check that out more. Also, the ear drops I'm using are Mal-A-Ket Plus. It's a non-steroidal liquid.
We did change her food to Royal Canin, duck and potato. Yeh, I wondered about the potato part. I don't think she likes it much.
I will definitely try the yogurt, acidophilus, ACV and coconut oil. Her ear canals are terribly raw, swollen and bloody inside, so I won't be putting anything acidic in them.
I'm very curious though about the Monistat. Did anyone who used it, use in raw, swollen and bloody ears? I don't want to make things worse than they already are!
And, someone mentioned Rescue Remedy. I have some - wonder how you used it.
Thank in advance -
04/12/2011: Kay from Jacksonville, Fl/USA replies: "Hi KJ, My 80 lb Shepherd has had a yeast infection off and on since October, 2010. This was diagnosed doing a skin cytology test from the vets. I have treated her with chinese Herbs(from a Holistic vet) along with spraying her with ACV and Water, Oil of Oregano mixed with water. The Oregano clears up the fungus. Because her infection was mainly internal she would go into Seizure like symptoms, which amounted to shaking and running in circles. I discovered Rescue Remedy for animals in a health food store. It is in a small bottole used with a eye dropper. I use 4 drops and my dog immediately calmed down. Months later she was fine. However, now with summer she now has fleas, eventhough she was getting the ACV and water, apparently the fleas jump back on her when she is in the yard which I can't control. I did want to write to you about the RR as you had asked. It really is worth it. Its about $15. for a very small bottle at the health food store here. But it lasts a long time."
03/29/2009: Clay from Pottsville, Arkansas, United States: "HELP! I have a white German Shepherd with some terrible, and I mean terrible itching problems. Before I get started on his problems, let me say vets around here have said the problem is and what we have done on our own to help Zeus. Every vet in this area claims Zeus has a food allergy. We have tried numerous types of food with no help. After reading all over the internet I have learned he possible has yeast problems. His symptoms include: itching anus area constantly, hotspots on legs, itching on ears and mouth constantly, itching under front legs constantly, skin discoloration (blackish and red) in multiple spots. He does not stink if you are just sitting beside him, but if you rub his skin underneath and smell your hand it has a foul odor. We have tried multiple foods, including taste of the wild, eukanuba, and even a raw diet. I am so sick of Zeus being miserable and having to deal with this problem. Any help or advice is much appreciated."Replies
04/05/2009: Linda from York County, Maine replies: "Hi Clay, not sure if my yellow lab mix had the same prob as your shepherd does, but I put her on a grain free food close to six months ago and her skin has never been better. The improvement came by the time we were on our second bag of food. Prior to changing her food, she had allergy testing and tested positive for things you can hardly get away from...straw, dust mites, storage mites, mold....she's taken a lot of steroid pills during her 11 years and I was unaware of a grain free pet food until just before switching her. She's a different dog!! Her skin and ears are healthy....wish I had known sooner! She loves it dry in the a.m. and in the evening, I mix cooked chicken along with some chicken broth, or plain yogurt - or I toss in a raw egg & some shredded cheese. I buy Evo - a little expensive, but SO worth it."
05/05/2009: Susan from Hyde, Cheshire, England replies: "Hi
I have a 5 year old Jack Russell who has a bad skin problem. Around Christmas, we noticed scaly (sore) patches on his tummy area and legs and the vet treated him for eczema with a steroid injection and antibiotics. The problem cleared up in days, but weeks later it seemed to return as small sores on his back this time. He was given another steroid injection and more antibiotics, but once these were finished, the problem came back, only worse this time. He itches like mad, but sometimes goes into another room to do it, as we keep making him stop. We changed his food to one which has no wheat, corn or yeast in it -a salmon and a duck-based food. I don't know if this has done him any good though. For the past couple of weeks he has been having healthy yoghurt in the mornings, but now doesn't want it and just turns his nose up. Shall I persevere with this by mixing things into it? He has been on Acidophilus morning and night for two weeks and the past few days has been having Benadryl. The purple infection in his ears has practically vanished, and I did wipe his ears with Canestine. The problems with his skin now are mostly on his back, front legs and underneath his chin, down to his chest, where the hair has gone in large patches and is now bright pink. Sometimes there are no sores at all, but some mornings I come downstairs and he has scratched or bitten and has a couple of fresh ones! I hate to see this happening to him. I wipe the infected parts and sores with 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water and I think this is helping a bit.
The vet wants a minimum of [pounds sterling] 400 just for blood tests, but I really didn't want him to go through all that. Also, it will be a problem to afford it, to be honest. Should I just persevere for a while longer or is there more that I can do for him? Oh, at the weekend I bought some pine tar soap but have only used this once so far. I will bathe him with it again tonight or tomorrow, to see if there is any improvement."
09/29/2009: Amberjane from Chilliwack, Bc, Canada replies: "If your dog isn't going for the yogurt anymore, just use a syringe to feed to to him. I have some left over from medication from the vets from years ago, and it works just fine - I stir up the yogurt, suck it into the syringe and simply empty it into my dog's mouth."
[YEA] 10/24/2009: Kathleen from Leicester, Nc: "One of the vets. at our doctor's office gave me this recipe after asking if I would consider a holistic remedy for one of our dogs constant ear yeast problems. 16 oz. Rubbing Alcohol, 16 drops Gentian Violet,(health food store) 4 tablespoons Boric Acid powder(medicinal-pharmacy). Shake well each time used. I put some of the mixture in a dropper bottle and when needed warm up the mixture and put a good amount in each ear. Since Rubbing Alcohol stings "owies", if the ears are red and sore, I use the same recipe, but have substituted 16 oz. Witch Hazel for the Rubbing Alcohol (found this recipe on the internet somewhere) the rest the same of Gentian Violet and Boric Acid mixture, and then after ears not inflamed I go to the Rubbing Alcohol mixture every so often for ear maintenance. I cannot find Boric Acid powder in any of the USA drugstores. But you can get it in Canada from the pharmacist. I got a bottle of powder from Canada's IDA this summer. I think misuse of the Boric Acid that is used for roach poison has caused the medicinal Boric Acid to be yanked from over the counter sales in the USA. Growing up, Boric Acid was a staple in Mom's medicine cabinet for eye wash and a wash for scrapes and cuts, etc."Replies
[YEA] 12/21/2009: Jordan from Sycamore, Illinois replies: "@Kathleen from Nc,
I have used the same solution to treat my dog's ears when she has yeast infections. I cannot tell everyone how well think worked for her. I was able to get the alcohol (1$) and Boric acid powder (6$) from a large and popular store's pharmacy (Walmart) and the Gentian Violet (3$) from another national chain pharmacy (Walgreen's). For under ten dollars I can make enough solution to clean her ears daily for months. I hope this helps someone."
[YEA] 04/16/2012: Barbara from Birmingham, Al: "A bath for your dog in Salt water helps. Yeast likes a damp environment. The Salt will dry the skin and kill the yeast. It will take the odor away. I buy just regular salt (I use the kind with iodide). I fill a tub with warm water, and pour a generous amount of salt in (maybe a cup). The water should taste very salty! I stir it around to disolve. Then put dog in and shampoo. Be sure to rinse with the salty water!! Do not rinse off the salty water. Or if you live near the ocean take your dog swimming there. I tried the white vinegar, my dog hated it and it did not work on my black lab, Mollie."
09/27/2013: Nilufer from Dallas: "Hello, I have a question on whether anybody has tried or thinks Effective Microorganisms (EM) would be helpful for the Systemic Yeast Infection in Dogs. This special blend (EM) is balanced in 3 types of microorganisms to provide a beneficial flora. But, dogs with yeast infection already seems to have too much of the Yeast. I learned that the type of the yeast may be critical here and started to give some to my dog. Doesn't seem to be helping. I wanted to see if others have ideas or experience. Thanks"Replies
09/27/2013: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Nillufer!
Absolutely folks have tried EMs for systemic yeast infections in dogs.
You do not state which blend of EM you are using, however a blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium thermophilum, bifidobacterium longum, and enterococcus faecium is part of a therapy suggested by the Great Dane Lady on her helpful website in her articles on dealing with systemic yeast in dogs:
And - can you clarify this statement:
"I learned that the type of the yeast may be critical here and started to give some to my dog. Doesn't seem to be helping."
The general consensus is that giving yeast in any form is not advised for dogs who are experiencing a systemic yeast infection.
You may find some good info by reading the recent posts below on allergies which also discuss treating systemic yeast infections.
04/17/2013: Sahar from San Pedro, Ca: "Systematic Yeast Infection in my dog: HELP!
Hello, Where do I start?? I thought that my soon-to-be 7 yr. old beagle, Sophie, has suffered with allergies the past couple of years. About 9 months ago, these 'allergies' went off the deep end! Chewing at her paws, licking her paws, butt scooting on the carpet/cement/anywhere, scratching her ears and face, and on and on. It got so bad, that she has the 'cone of shame' on when I cannot watch her... This is no life for her!! It wasn't until I got to the internet and started to do some research, did I come to the conclusion that maybe she has a systematic yeast infection (SYI)! Maybe she also has allergies... most likely to chicken (I think).
Her vet has never even mentioned the possiblitly of her having a SYI. It's always she has allergies to something... Give her steroids, antibiotics, benadryl. We tried an elimination diet with Hills Pet Food Z/D for 3 months... and the minute the cone was off she would want to chew her feet raw! Vicous cycle that would go on and on and is still going on and on.
I put her on Orijen's Six Fish 'grain-free' dog food, only to later find out that potatoes and sweet potatoes are a no-no for yeasty dogs. A month later, I changed her to a 'grain-free' Kangaroo and Lentils food (just in case she is allergic to the chicken, beef, etc. ). I have added organic coconut oil (2 Tbl) a day to her food, and have added 2 Teaspoons of ACV. She was having loose stools, so I added 3 Tbl of canned Pumpkin (not the pie filling type). I recently got the Total-Zymes and the Total-Biotics and have added that to her regimen as well.
I dip her feet in a mixture of water/white vinegar/hydrogen peroxide and pat dry twice a day. I spray this mixture on her privates and belly where it gets pinkish/redish at night. I tried ACV/Water for her ears, but found Zymox and use that now. She still has the cone, and somehow still manages to get to her back paws sometimes and chews them red :( I use Vetericin spray to heal them.
I am seeing like a flemish-mucus lining in her poop in the mornings. Her stools are still soft. Is there anything else I should be doing? Maybe it's the food? I have looked and looked for a new food that is made with fish with NO grains/potatoes/tapioca/carrots/etc. that are not good for yeast, but can't find anything that is 100% grain-starch free... any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
She is bathed weekly with an allergy shampoo from the vet. She is going to get a full panel thyroid test from Dr. Dodds next week. I have ordered collustrom (sp?), liquid collidal silver for dogs, and a detoxifyer liquid for dogs from all the research.
Do they get worse before getting better? Her paws that I dip twice a day were brownish before, and now getting pinkish-brownish. She itches on top of her paws like crazy when I pat-dry them after her rinse. I want comfort for her and for me! I am overwhelmed and exhausted... And poor Sophie is miserable. Please, anything you have done for your pets with similar issues would be greatly appreciated.
04/19/2013: Wendy from Columbus, Oh replies: "So sorry to hear about your beagle! A few things:
1. 2 tablespoons (2 Tbl) is WAY too much coconut oil. This is why she had loose stools afterwards.
2. Go really simple with her food and stay with this for awhile. Try Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream (Salmon). It's grain-free. Only give her this food (no treats, no extras for awhile) and add the 2 teaspoons of organic ACV to the food and mix it all up. You could also add 1 teaspoon of the virgin coconut oil.
2. The water/white vinegar/hydrogen peroxide mixture, I think, is too drying. White vinegar basically does nothing. I'd soak her feet in diluted organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). No hydrogen peroxide. You can also spray her tummy with this same diluted organic ACV. Remember, if she has open sores, DO NOT use the ACV because it will STING! The open sores need to be healed with antibiotics first (from your vet). Then the ACV is used as more of a preventative.
You could also add 1 tablespoon of good-quality (greek) yogurt to her food. Make sure it's PLAIN yogurt, no sugar!"
04/19/2013: Sahar from San Pedro, Ca replies: "Thank you, Wendy for the reply and info! I looked into Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Formula, but because it contains egg, potato starch, sweet potatoes, potatoes - I opted for something else.
Thank you for the tip regarding the virgin coconut oil, I will cut back to only 1.
The water/white vinegar/peroxide mix I found online from Dr. Karen Becker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl_X1I1GJ1Q"
11/20/2013: Sherrie from Tampa replies: "Check into Bilt-jac dog food available at pet supermarket and petsmart. It's used by the trainers of Pets Ahoy show at Seaworld Orlando. We have had great success for the last 7 years with it Also consider that your dog might have mange mites causing severe itching from their biting. They are so small as to be invisible. Imagine if you had something biting, and biting."
[YEA] 09/24/2007: DOMINIQUE from New Orleans, Louisiana: "My dog Serious had puppies this year in July. During the final weeks of her pregnancy she developed what appeared to be a combination of mange and earmites. Her coat was scaly, she had large and small red bumps all over her skin, she was loosing her hair and her ears were filled with a black oily substance plus she was loosing weight and just looking and smelling aweful. I wrote to Ted who told me to use his mange formula plus to give her magnesium to help her gain her normal PH balance.
Here's what I did. Topically I used Ted's mange formula once every 3 days. I put Serious on a 100% raw diet of raw ground beef mixed with magnesium, 1000 Vitamin C (Ester C), 1000iu of Vitamin E, 2 Burdock Root capsules (to cleanse her blood) and one clove of fresh raw garlic (chopped very fine). Plus, she got at least 2 to 4 hours of bright sunlight a day. She has made a full recovery just 2 weeks on the formula. I saw results immediately. All of her hair has grown back. The bumps have gone away. Her ears are completely clean and she has gained her body weight back. I hope you all find this helpful. Our pets are part of the family. God Bless!"Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 01/07/2009: Lance from Westville , Nova Scotia/Canada replies: "My dog a rottie has a bad yeast infection. the vet had him on meds and he was fine while he was on them but then it returned along with the itch. i used a formula of 1-500ml bottle of hrdrogen peroxide 3% and 2-500ml bottles of water with 3 Tbsp of borax for a wash using this every day for 4 days spraying it on and letting it dry.
I also added 1/8 tsp borax and1/4 tsp baking soda to 1 litre of his drinking water for 3 days. His skin seems better but he is scratching constantly and now is waking up in the middle of the night to scratch. What else can I do? I having a hard time finding copper chloride but am not quite sure of the solution you provided. I find it hard to understand when you use % instead of a measurement and do you mix the copper and zinc and vinegar with water for a spray or is it a paste. But what would be a good alternative? his itch is very bad. Look forward to feedback soon.
01/07/2009: Gina from Iuka, Ms replies: "I have a yorkie who had problems with yeast. I have finally gotten the problem under control. Yeast cream that women use (monistat) works for the skin itching. His ears were also inflammed and I mix half white vinger, half water and dropped in each ear then the yeast cream rubbed in ear for seven days. I also read on Earth Clinic women are using plain yogurt for yeast. You might could try rubbing it on the skin. If this doesnt work there is a website EntirelyPets.com that sales (Malaseb) an antibacterial/antifungal shampoo that work great. Yeast is yeast whether animal or human read about yeast infections on Earth Clinic if one doesnt work maybe another will. Good Luck"
[YEA] 05/12/2014: Chris from Chicago: "Hypothyroid will have the same symptoms and more of yeast/allergies. The Vet will do a thyroid specific blood test that is sent to a lab, University of Michigan is one. A regular wellness panel doesn't check all of the thyroid levels this test will do.
I mention this because I went for years doing all the cures with little improvement for smell, black skin, thick in areas, itchy paws. Went through multiple foods, including grain and potato free. Tried vinegar/peroxide soaks, probiotics and enzymes for suspected leaky gut, allergy meds, frequent baths with all the different over the counter and prescription antifungal shampoos. Dog also became lethargic and sensitive to cold.
Diagnosis came back of Hypothyroid which is treated with Levothyroxine. Saw almost immediate improvement of all symptoms. Dog does have to return to vet to recheck levels for medication adjustment. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/09/30/hypothyroidism-symptoms-and-prevention-in-pet-dogs.aspx"
[YEA] 09/14/2008: Shelagh from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: "Hi... I have a friend with an absurd little dog who keeps developing yeast infections on his underside. I made a mixture of turmeric & corn starch (50/50) and we use a powder puff to dust him from pits to his nether regions. When my friend remembers to do this, he's fine. She's a nurse & it's not easy for her to think outside the AMA box. I have also added clove powder to remedy the itch. One caveat: this stuff will stain light fur for a day or so, as well as upholstery, so I recommend dusting pets outdoors & playing with them for a while to allow the loose powder to fluff off naturally."
[YEA] 06/04/2011: Annette from Barceloneta, Puerto Rico: "Hello I was reading the comments posted in the site because my two dogs, both females came with a yeast infection which I noticed last night. In both females their groin area became pale and moist and had some gray markings in the skin and some sort of fungus film to it. They have been scratching and biting their paws and under the armpits and showing some brown stuff inside the ears. After reading the comments I realized it is yeast and since I'm out of ACV at the moment I decided to try a 50-50 solution of white vinegar and water and rub the areas where I saw most signs of yeast and hair loss with a cotton. I cleaned inside their ears as well.
Last night my golden Bonnie had her ears hot and red and today her ears and all the areas I applied the white vinegar solution (specially the paw pads and between toes) are pink and not red like last night. Maybe it would have work the same with the ACV but the white vinegar works too. I am a believer. Bonnie and Dulce are not scratching so much today and I decided to go ahead and spray the mixture all over their bodies with a bottle to let it dry. They look so much better overall, less anxious and since they lick a little they are also ingesting some which I believe is good. As for the food I am transitioning them to Wellness Complete Health Chicken from Pedigree (thanks to the new petsmart stores in PR) and the coat improvement is noticeable already. Im going to keep using the 50-50 vinegar solution and start adding the acidophilus capsules and organic yogurt supplements today( I didn't know those could help so thanks! ). If there's improvement I will update with the results.
Take care and hope we can all solve this problem to make our furry babies feel better."
10/31/2009: Paula from Edwards, Ca (usa): "Question about yeast infection
I have a 4 month old cocker spaniel mix (female) and she had smelly ears and was shaking her head and itching alot. I mixed equal parts of white vinegar to water and cleansed her ears. Okay so now the smell is gone. I had also noticed these black scaly patches on her ears and they seem to be eating away at the edge of her ears. Also the same black scaly patches has spread to the back of her head.
I have another dog that so far isn't having any of those problems so I wanted to find out if she can get the same problems the puppy has?
I need to find a way to treat the pup before it spreads everywhere. I can't afford to spend alot of money at the vet so if I can treat this naturally then that would better."
[YEA] 02/20/2009: Elizabeth from Villa Rica, GA: "We found our puppy at the animal shelter over 8 years ago. When she was about 3-4 years old she started getting ear infections. The vet treated her for ear mites. It kept coming back repeatedly throughout the rest of her years. For the last couple years, she not only had problems with her ears but also her paws and rectum area. It was driving her mad. She would lay around and just whine and scoot across the floor to itch. The vet treated her for worms. This still did not help. FINALLY, after spending hundreds of dollars on getting her better, I read this blog. I drinched her in white vinegar and let it sit for as long as I could and then rinsed. The next day she was amazingly doing better. This was the first time I have seen improvement in her condition. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING A SOLUTION TO THIS ENDLESS PROBLEM. I am also giving her plain yogurt now as she has lived with this condition for so long with no help until now and I don't want it to come back for any reason. THE VINEGAR WORKS!!! I hope that anyone who reads this will give a try. Not only has it saved me a ton of money it has finally helped my poor dog get some relief. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!"Replies
04/11/2011: Kj from Gilcrest, Co, Usa replies: "I'm afraid to do this, as my doxy Lucy has a couple open and raw spots on her feet. Her ears are also raw, swollen and bloody. I can't see using vinegar as it would burn like heck. Do you dilute the vinegar any, for bathing?
Thanks in advance -
04/12/2011: 5 Pooches Home from Houston, Tx replies: "Don't worry no need to use vinegar if you can't. Just get:-
1. NEEM OIL (from health store or Indian store)
2. COCONUT OIL (Good quality only plz! ) (Also from health store or Indian store)
For feeding:- Give her 4 BIG tablespoons of coconut oil each day. Will start healing the skin inside out!
For application:- Massage 3 times (morning, evening and night) a mix of neem oil and coconut oil.
Feed her homemade diet and put Apple Cider Vinegar in her food.
01/12/2009: Elizabeth from Calistoga, CA: "My 5 year old Lab has been chewing and licking his paws for a year now. He had a yeast infection in his ear 3 times and now his skin on his belly and under arms are breaking out in a rash and the skin is turning black. He seems to be also losing his fur in spots. He broke out in hives all over his body and he now is inflamed around his rectum. Are these all symptoms of yeast infections?
I changed his food, washed him with a wash the vet gave me and antibiotics for his ear. But he is still suffering.
Could yeast come from the grass or the lake water? I just moved to California and it started when we moved. I am ready to go back to Colorado if I can't help him.
What is the dose of Acidophilus for 130 lbs dog?"Replies
01/12/2009: Janice from Coloma, Mi replies: "Go to the web-site NZMES.COM and read about yeast infections in dogs and cats. I used them on my Lab and they worked well."
[YEA] 01/13/2009: Dianna from Austin, Tx replies: "i have had VERY good luck with washing my dog and afterwards pouring straight white vinegar on and letting it sit and then rinsing. afterwards i pour on a dilute vinegar mixture and let stay. immediately i saw results and only had to do this a few times and then never again. i do use grandpa's pine tar soap to bathe my dogs too. make sure you get the soap and then afterwards the vinegar everywhere including their paws - you might want to use a bowl for the paws or you could use a spray bottle. for maintenance - every time i wash my dogs i pour on a dilute ACV or white vinegar rinse and then leave it.
hope this helps your dog like it helped mine. one of my dogs was chewing his feet off and this really worked.
05/26/2014: Donna from Carlisle, Arkansas replies: "I have two bulldogs, and the white is always have problems yeast. He does all the licking too! But why I am saying something is you said you had your dog on antibiotics? I have heard so many times that yeast feeds off of antibiotics. I know it sounds crazy. I had to take my bully off the antibiotics. I do believe in white vinegar and ACV."