Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- 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
- 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
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Apple Cider Vinegar
07/31/2011: Vanessa from Paintsville, Kentucky: "Can you tell me how to make the solution of ACV to help with my poodles yeast problem in his ears? He has the symptons of yeast in his ears."Replies
10/04/2011: Chichiritad from Boston, Ma, Usa replies: "My cat has a yeast ear infection that is not going away. Can I use Apple Cider Vinegar to treat this and how would I do so? I am only reading about using this for dogs with ear yeast infections."
04/25/2011: Lavender from Edmonton, Ab, Canada: "Hi there, I was reading thru posts about ACV and would like to try for paw chewing. Someone asked if pill form works rather than liquid. I did not see an answer to this. If this will work what would the dosage be and what is the difference between liquid and pill form? Thanks"Replies
03/26/2013: Gabby from Arlington, Tx replies: "I bought Dr. Karen Becker's book about what to feed our cats and dogs for optimal nutrition. My pitbull has yeast and after thousands of dollars on vet bills, medications including antibiotics, steroids and atopica. We also took him to a dermatologist, we gave him injections for allegies. Sadly these "doctors" even advised to feed him sweet potatoes as treats. At that time I was new to owning a dog. Now I feel like over the first year of his life taking the advice of these vets actually caused more harm to him. He is now on a raw diet, getting meats, vegetables, bones and also organ meats. His yeast has significantly reduced but hasn't fully gone away. I think there's more I can do and just researching. All in all though to help your dog it begins with diet. Sadly store bought dog food is mostly bad for them. If you can't give them a raw diet try at least buying the "raw diets" for dogs that some stores are now carrying."
04/24/2011: Joe from North Olmsted, Oh: "Can someone please tell me the proper mixture of ACV for treating my dog's Yeast ear infection. (either spray the ears of put in drinking water). Thanks"
04/09/2011: Joe from North Olmsted, Ohio: "My Black Lab mix is constantly getting a yeast infection in both ears. Go to the vet, get medication, clears up, comes back again. I heard about using ACV and yogurt but don't want to cause more damage to his ears. What is the recommended way to treat his ears with the ACV? Is there any particular brand of ACV to use?
02/01/2011: Kathie659 from Plains, P, Usa: "I've just begun giving my boxer 2 TBS of organic ACV, yougurt and acidophilus to combat a yeast infection. I also wipe down the black, itchy areas on her underbelly and ears.
I've tried many dry foods, prescription and otherwise. She is currently on Fromms senior formula.
I've read on your site that "Yeast-proliferating foods-such as sugar, (including honey), and vinegar exacerbate intestinal candidiasis"
So does the ACV help or worsen a yeast infection? I've read many cases of ACV helping with yeast..... I'm confused"
10/01/2009: Yoon from Coram, Ny, Usa: "I've been reading about apple cider vinegar here for my dog who has very bad arthritis, all kinds of allergies and prone to yeast infection. She has been on weekly allergy shots (allergen, NOT steroid) and various medications for her allergy and yeast infection. For arthritis, I've been giving her glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM, vitamin C and fish oil, and very rarely adequan shot when she can't walk. She has only one front leg and that leg has arthritis, and it gets pounded a lot.
I started giving her ACV, 1 tablespoon mixed with her food (raw diet) once a day. But now I'm a little confused. Is ACV good or bad for yeast infection? I was going to make a 50% ACV and 50% water solution and spray on her to give her relief from the itch, but many people are saying ACV feeds yeast and some people are saying it cures yeast infection? Can anybody clarify this? Also, if it is bad for yeast infection, should I also stop giving her ACV orally?
I appreciate your help in advance. Thanks.
03/15/2010: Peggy Chan from South Houston, Tx replies: "Some brands exacerbate a yeast infection because they contain yeast. The manufacturers added yeast to ferment the vinegar. But some brands ferment their vinegar without adding yeast. These cause no problems. The brand I use is yeast-free--I called the manufacturer today and asked. It won't cause problems. I get it from a health food store, and the label says it's organic, raw, unpasturized, and with the 'mother'."
[YEA] 06/16/2009: Wendy from Great Cacapon, WV: "thank you all for this site. the acv is healling my black lab. i clean them just once a day now and he no longer licks the area. now anyway to get rid of the smell. he still gets baths evey 2 weeks but it seems not to leave. ty wendy"Replies
[YEA] 05/05/2011: Hailey from Granada Hills, California replies: "Just diagnosed my lab with yeast and I have been fighting my own battle with candida with coconut oil so what easier way to give to them in their food and put in their ears, belly, paws, and groin and is harmless of couse give them the best virgin coconut raw oil you can buy it for 45 at rawfoodworld.com for a Gallon!"
04/16/2009: Saundra from Townsend, Ga.: "I adopted 2 dogs over a year ago. One ot the dogs has a yeast infection and I have spent many dollars at the vet on him. On your web site ya'll keep mentioning ACV. Could you tell me what ACV is. I have learned a lot from you site and I am going to try some of the remedies you have said might work or would work. This precious baby is in total missery all the time.Please let me know what to do. I also have 4 other dogs all rescued or given to me so I can not afford a real expensive dog food but if you can give me the best to use let me know. I have been feeding them Beniful and pedigree."
EC: ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar. Try Googling any abbreviation and you will usually find the answer right at the top of the search results.
04/27/2009: Linda from York County, Maine replies: "Saundra, my yellow Lab mix had terrible skin for most of her 12 years, up until 6 or so months ago. I switched her to a grain-free food and before she finished the first bag, her skin was much better. I buy chicken and cook it to add to my dogs' supper, tossing in an egg on occasion or mixing in some yogurt or beef along with some chicken broth. The grain-free dry food is costly, but maybe if you can substitute a portion of what your dogs are eating now it would help. Perhaps there's a source of the dry food that's less expensive; I pay close to $25 for a 13 lb. bag. Good luck and thank you for taking care of those in need."
[YEA] 04/24/2011: Adrianna from Emerson, New Jersey replies: "I would definitely start with changing the food your dog is eating. The brands you are giving them are of the lowest quality. It's made of slaughterhouse waste and fillers. Check out the website www.dogfoodadvisor.com it will help guide you to a better food. Grain free is not always expensive. A lot of people use Taste of the Wild and it's affordable."
12/26/2008: Ruth from Vancouver, BC Canada : "I have an 8 month old yorkie male..he has now had 2 ear infections, confirmed by microscope that they were yeast/bacteria mix. The vet casually mentioned he may be allergic to his protein source (chicken), but said we'd investigate if he had more infections. I changed him off his chicken based merrick food, and switched to Orijen (fish based, no grains, no corn). I've also taken chicken & beef out of his diet, removed all treats and am hoping this and ear care will work.
My question.....he is 8 lbs, how much apple cider can I give him, any ideas on how to hide it? He does eat probiotic yogurt daily, but again how much should he have.....by the way the vet stated these treatments had no proven basis, at that point I lost faith in her, as I know yogurt has had backing from the human medical field and vinegar has multiple medical uses."
[YEA] 10/22/2008: Leslie from Clearwater, FL: "Apple cider Vinegar is great to use on your dog for yeast. I mix some with water in a spray bottle and spray and brush her. She doesn't mind smelling like a salad. When I first got her, she use to chew on her paws till they were raw. I thought it was a nervous habit, but a vet recommended giving her a bath in Selsun Blue shampoo. But.. you have to get them to stay in it for like 5 min. It worked.. she has never chewed her paws again. Thank you everyone for this wonderful web site."
10/09/2008: Teresa from Olympia, Wa: "I have a 13 yr old golden retriever/lab mix who developed a yeast infection while with my ex-husband. He got tired of the vet bills and dumped him at my parent's home. I have incurred $$$$ in vet bills battling this. He has another infection to include his ear this time. I am trying him on the tablet form of Acidoph. I am concerned about his ear, however. I have been cleaning it regularly but the vet will not prescribe anything for it unless I bring him in again. What can I do to make him more comfortable and clear up his ear?"Replies
12/18/2009: Jr from Sauk Rapids, Mn replies: "there is an enzyme solution you can buy for ear infections that is amazing. I have a rescue basset hound with big hot ears who had terrible smelly ear infections fromt he day we got her. we did several rounds of antibiotics from the vet with the infection coming back as soon as the drops ran out. And she would cry when you put the drops in ther ears, must burn or something. I found it cheapest on Amazon. The one I used has lysozyme, lactoferrin, and lactoperoxidase in it with hydrocortizone. she didn't mind the drops and after a week of using it her ears cleared up perfectly. Not even a hint of infection for over a year now. They also make a topical cream that may do something for the skin infections. They each run between $10-15 per bottle-cheaper than a vet visit and definately worth a try."
06/03/2011: Kate from Clearwater, Mn replies: "I live very close to you and have been battling ear infections for 9 years with my cocker. I am wondering what vet you use, the name of the product you mentioned and where you got it. She has been on Natural Balance Potato and Duck dog food for years. What dog food do you use? The yeast infection has always been in her ears and often her eyes - now added on 3 paws. I am now doing a dip of 1/4 C vinegar, 1/4 C hydrogen pyroxide, 1 qt water. I am worried about getting her dry enough."
[YEA] 06/07/2011: Halber from Omaha, Ne replies: "Kate,
I battled ear infections in our labradoodle for 5 years, probably a dozen trips to the vet, several hundred dollars and about a gallon of Animax, but it still didn't solve the problem. I found a recipe online from a cocker spaniel owner for a vinegar based solution that has been a miracle. I use it once a month and for the past four years there hasn't been a single ear infection. Here is the website: http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/EarCleaner.html"
10/08/2012: Bch208 from Elizabeth, Nj, Union replies: "I've too have been using that for years and it's the best thing ever for ear infections. http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/EarCleaner.html"
[NAY] 09/15/2008: Cherrie from Victoria, Canada: "Our 3 year old yellow lab has been dealing with allergies for a year now. With antibiodics and steroids with decided we needed to have some other solution. I read this site and have tryed the vinegar and water and washed her tummy because it is black. It seemed to make her drier but the colour is still black and she is scratching everywhere like crazy. Not sure whether to give her the yogurt and ACV mixture or not. Any suggestions? The vet said she has a yeast infection."
EC: She may be having an allergic response to one of the ingredients in her dog food, so topical applications won't help much.
09/19/2008: Cathy from Deltona, FL replies: "Try changing your food. Most allergies are caused by their food, which usually contains beef, corn or wheat. My dog also suffers from allergies and I just changed the food to _____. I also add a tablespoon of ACV to his water daily."
09/21/2008: Linda from West Newfield, ME replies: "Cherrie - my part-Yellow Lab has had skin/ear probs since she was a pup; it's been a constant struggle, mostly for her. I've spent my child's inheritance on vet bills! Vet just kept prescribing the industry shampoo, steroids, etc. Allergy test proved she's allergic to dust mites, storage mites, mold, straw..you get the idea: nothing I can really DO anything about. She eats Nutro, which is supposed to be all natural..she hasn't had canned food since the tainted pet food episode.. I've given her colloidal silver appropriately diluted (with a syringe)and that seemed to help a little..the black skin, according to my vet, is "saliva stain". Mine has it, too and I don't think it's anything to worry about, even tho' it's a bit unsightly."
[WARNING!] 05/17/2011: Jodeli from Harmony, Pa replies: "FYI - Nutro has switched to using soy in their foods and MANY dogs and cats who used to be fine on it now cannot tolerate it. I switched my cat to Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance and ALL allergies cleared up within days. No more scratching, gnawing, licking. My dogs now eat only grain free food, either Tast of the Wild or Before Grain because one of them had serious seizures from the fillers (grains) in almost all dog food. Not a single seizure now for almost 3 years."
07/29/2011: Margaret from Oneonta, Ny replies: "Linda, I had a yellow lab who was allergic to dust mites and I had the vet give him IVERMECTIN injections .. 1 shot then 2 weeks late a second one.. I dont know the dosage.. But it completely cured him. Good Luck"
07/20/2012: Anne from Calamvale, Qld Australia replies: "I have a white Maltese with a yeast infection who has turned pink and rather smelly her skin is very flaky and it shreds like desicated coconut the vet keeps giving me different shampoos but so far has not made any real difference she has taken a course of Nizoral tablets which calmed the skin a little but the dog has been quite miserable and snappy and has suggested we try just changing her food to just dry food and water for next 4 weeks I would like to try your remedy can someone give me the dosage please?"
[YEA] 09/05/2008: Michele from Roseville , CA: "I have a Pitbull 18 mos and he has been very itchy since i got him. He always was licking his feet, and always getting yeast infections in his ear. Someone at the dog park suggested the vinegar thing and I came home and tried it that day and he has not licked his feet in probably a week now! I couldn't be happier with the results :)"
[NAY] 08/29/2008: Emily from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Islan: "Quincy is a 7 year old lab/rotty/husky mix. My vet has told us that he has a yeast infection in his ears. I've read and tried the ACV stuff, but it only appears to be getting worse. I've also noticed that he has delveloped raw bumps on his front paws, I tried aloe vera on those, and it seems to be helping. He's also been really down and sad lately, due to some extreme renovations going on at my house, he's completely out of his norm. But his ears aren't getting any better. If anything, they're getting worse. I've noticed that by spraying a 50/50 mix of ACV and water on his skin, he hasn't been scratching near as much, but I need help with his ears. I've had him at the vet many times, and he's been on many different meds, and none of them helped. He's allergic to the only med that seemed to have helped at all. Please, help. I don't think I could bear to put him to sleep."Replies
08/30/2008: Kate from Los Feliz, CA, USA replies: "No, please don't put your dog to sleep because of this issue! I am certain you can solve it. Sounds like you might need a better vet if they haven't helped you with this issue after all this time.
What brand of dog food are you feeding your dog? This may be part of your problem. You may want to switch to a brand without preservatives. Check Petco if you have one in your area as they carry a number of better quality holistic brands.
I rescued a mutt last year who had been dumped on a trail and he too had a very bad ear infection, besides being underweight and crazy with anxiety. When I found him he smelled absolutely terrible, even after I bathed him. I figured out whoever had him before me feed him nasty cheap dog food. Within a week of feeding him the good stuff with ground beef and turkey added to it (I use blackwood but it's hard to find), his smell went away. I still had to treat his ear infection at the vet with topical antibiotics to solve the issue. Make sure your vet tests the dog for various bacterial strains from an ear culture. My dog had 2 different types of bacteria in one of his ears (nasty black crud that smelled terrible) and had to have custom prepared drops to treat the strains.
For his anxiety, make sure you give him enough exercise every day. If he's tired out enough, he won't get anxious."
08/31/2008: Diann from Parkersburg, USA replies: "I agree, DO NOT put your dog to sleep because of this!
Your dog may be allergic to the stuff going on with your RENOVATION. The particles and dust may make his allergy worse.
Try giving your dog Activia-maybe 2 big spoonfulls of the PLAIN-NOT SWEETEND Activia in his food or in his bowl, whatever once or twice a day-depending on his size, as I do not know what size he is.
Make a mixture for his food of:
5 ounces of Olive Oil
1 ounce Flaxseed oil
1 ounce of Cod Liver oil
1 ounce of Wheat Germ Oil-I found it at tractor Supply
Mix it all together and put in a glass bottle. You can also put in a sprig of Rosemary and a teaspoon of garlic powder (My dogs do not like those two ingredients, so I quit adding them)-I used an old Olive Oil bottle and used a thing to get it in the bottle (can't think of what it's called but they use it for oil changes to put oil in....)
For every meal, drizzle some on his food. You will help increase his Omega 3 oils and help to get him the nutrients he needs.
Also you may want to give him a half a childrens multivitamin to help him like every other day or so.
Also I have seen this stuff called Yeast and Fungal Detox by Natures Sunshine Recommended. Supposedly it works well.
I would think with the ACV, the Activia, the oil supplement, the multivitamin, and the Yeast and Fungal Detox, you should be good to go.
Also you need to find a Holistic Vet.
09/01/2008: Gina from Iuka, MS replies: "For yeast infection in the ears if the vinegar did not work you might try over the counter yeast cream that women use for yeast infections. I used this for my yorkie and it worked. Just rub the cream in the applicator inside the ears for seven days."
09/01/2008: Angela from Tonasket, WA. replies: "When a child has an ear infection you try one of three things I know that all work. Mullin or garlic oil. (If you have mullin around it's easy to use but most people don't. Garlic on the other hand, I always have. Just use the prediced in a jar type, and add some oil. then drain it off after stiring and presto!) Other than those, I always use the regular 3% hydrogen peroxide, and let it bubble in there, holding the dog on it's side for as long as 10 minutes, or until it stopps bubbling.( It needs to be full so you can see it preferably) Then repeat on the opposite side. It always works for my kids."
09/01/2008: S replies: "Hi Emily, I hate to advertise for brands but, You may want to try using "Halo" brand Herbal Ear Wash. This stuff has worked wonders for my Dog and Cat for all ear issues (including bad infections that usually needed antibiotics). It is sure worth a try. Good Luck!"
10/02/2009: Dan from Grand Haven, Mi replies: "PLEASE...DO NOT USE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. it kills not only bacteria but tissue. it can damage the dogs hearing. there are some good ear wash and drops on the market."
10/03/2009: Cathy from Johnstown, New York replies: "my vet recommended a mixture of 1/3 vinegar, 1/3 water and 1/3 rubbing alcohol. I cleaned my dogs ears everyday with this solution using Q tips. she has been much better and only gets it in one ear occasionally. I have a 7 yr old english springer spaniel. I am having trouble with her scratching. going to try switching her food and ACV spray."
07/21/2012: Nora from San Francisco, Ca replies: "Do not use Oatmeal shampoos. They contribute to the yeast problem. I've been using Earthbound Tea Tree & Aloe and it's worked wonders."
[YEA] 07/22/2012: Tizalee from Sonora, Ca. replies: "I use AC Vinegar as a rinse for my dog who has systemic yeast infection-remember people many times the yeast infection can be a secondary infection due to something else going on. In my dog's case it was staph (in fact MRSA)-I had to put her on antibiotics-no choice-30 days of it-but I also gave her pro-biotics, omega 3 & milk thistle. Bathed her in Malseb with the vinegar rinse. She is a Doxie I found 7 months ago curled up in a ditch, thought she was dead. She weighed 8lbs and was covered in sores & scabs. She's now 14lbs, her hair has grown back in and we may have the staph licked. My vet tried to say it was allergies-didn't listen-that is the usual diagnoses. I did put her on Precise holistic grain free food though as I didn't want anything yeasty in her system. Good luck folks yeast is a tough one to conquer!!"
07/24/2012: Tom from Fredericksburg, Va replies: "For yeast problems: Please stop shampooing with oatmeal products, eliminate all grains and potato products from diets. These products all inflame yeast problems. 1 cup vinager + 1cup peroxide to 1 gallon of water is a great rinse for after shampoos (anti-fungal). Can also be used daily especially on the paws. This cured my dogs yeast problem in 2 weeks. Hot and humid weather also adds to yeast blooming, so pets should be kept cool and dry. T"
08/15/2012: George from Wappingers Falls, Ny replies: "A few posters here mentioned about not feeding dogs carrots while dealing with yeast infections because they are high in sugar. Will steaming them help reduce the sugars or should I just totally avoid them? My dog has been living on them for years. Isn't it true that dogs cannot digest carrots and pass them completely?
Thanks for any feedback. George"
08/17/2012: 5 Pooches Home from Houston, Tx replies: "You can feed them carrots but make sure to saute them very long as they need to be very very soft for dogs to digest and get the benefits from them.
You can put some oil in the steel pan, saute the carrots on low and then sqeeze some fresh lemon juice and cover so it can steam and this will not only cook the carrots slowly but will retain the nutrients. Give all types of veggies to your dogs as they contain all kinds of nutrients and are full of fiber.
I have been giving my dogs organic carrots everyday for the past few years and it does keep them healthy. When serving, put in a 2-4 tablespoons of good unrefined coconut oil depending on your dog size. Both carrots and lemon juice help in liver detox - the most imp. organ in our body (next to heart).
I also add spices - tumeric, GROUND fennel seeds, GROUND cloves, thyme, iodized salt and little cayenne along with flax seeds, GROUND sunflower seeds and GROUND pumpkin seeds - all done in the grinder then and there just before going in the cooking pan."
09/03/2012: Lplaunt from Madison, Ohio, United States replies: "Hi There, I am new to this board and have been reading all the replies. Great info. I have a 4 month old english bulldog who just started to develop yeast on her under belly side and on the face around the folds as well as her eyes. Lots of oozing on the face. Poor baby. I have made a list of things from all the tips I have been reading but wanted to add my input on one great thing that I am using for the yeast treatment on the skin and face. Coconut oil. I have been cooking in coconut oil for a healthier immune system and intestinal tract.
Coconut oil is a wonderful treatment for many things including YEAST. It also kills the strep virus, staph infections, and many other things.
I melted the coconut oil and then poored over my dogs food. I also took some of that melted oil and rubbed it all over her skin where the yeast was present. It's also safe to apply to her mouth area and eye area. Not to mention she likes licking her chops afterwards. lol. Here is a link on more info on coconut oil.
Here's a quote from the article.
"Melt 2 tblsp of oil in a cup of hot water. After bathing, refill the tub with luke warm water, add the cup of melted oil into the running water. Using a plastic bowl, pour the coconut oil water all over the dogs coat, rubbing to get down to the skin. Be sure to get the whole body.
Do not rinse
Dry as usual. You will immediatley notice the coats healthy condition. And it smells great!
A 160 uses for coconut oil...Link:
[NAY] 08/03/2008: Nadia from Brooklyn, NY: "Apple cider vinegar should not be used if a yeast allergy is present! This is obvious in retrospect because yeast is used to ferment the apple cider.
I introduced this to my dog by adding 1/2 mL of organic apple cider vinegar to his food on the first day and 1 mL on the second day, and rather than relieving his mild allergy symptoms it induced a full allergy attack (head to toe hot, pink, itchy skin, severely itchy paws, ears, and muzzle)."
01/26/2010: Angel from Vancouver, Canada replies: "You should really give it a try for at least week. I didn't think it was working either initially, of course of meds it looks like the vinegar is just making it worse, but it really does work. Absolutely amazing. This site saved my dog."