Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/29/2015
I have used OTC yeast creams in the ears or in skin folds with good result. I much prefer Ted's Antifugal/Antistaph remedy because it is more affordable.
In your shoes I might give the derma the boot and go back to the daily oral pred as that seemed to give you the best result. JMHO!
You might try adding borax to the water to help combat the yeast from the inside out. It sounds like you have the diet nailed down - no grains, avoid starches that feed the yeast - etc.
Anti fungal/staph skin solution - you will need:
Milk of Magnesia [magnesium hydroxide]
Epsom salts [magnesium sulfate]
Borax [sodium tetraborate]
1% hydrogen peroxide solution **process below
Mix 1 tbsp of MOM with 1 tbsp epsom salt and 1 tbsp borax into 1-1/2 cups of 1% hydrogen peroxide. Apply and do not rinse. This solution should knock out any staph infection or yeast infection going on in the skin. The working action of this rinse is about 24 hours, so you may need to dip him every other day - or based on the results that you see.
Process for converting the 1 -16 oz bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide from the drug store to a 1% solution: Empty hydrogen peroxide into larger bottle - I use an empty 1 gallon vinegar jug. Add to this 32 oz filtered or distilled water - I just refill the hydrogen peroxide bottle twice - and dump into the jug. What this does is change your 3% hydrogen peroxide into 1% hydrogen peroxide.
Ted's Borax protocol for pets:
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/12/2014
The borax dose is the same regardless of the weight of dogs. In the end small dogs drink less than large dogs. The only difference is the sex of dogs which the female dog requires half the dosages male dogs.
So a female dog is always 1/8 teaspoon per liter dose. And male dogs is 1/4 teaspoon per liter water. Weight is irrelevant.
Borax dosage for 1 week. Then 1/2 dosage in week 2. Stop for 1 week. Resume.
Borax dosage for 4 days, then no borax/water for 3 to 4 days. Continue on/off schedule until ailment clears.
Some reduce the dosage depending on weight of dog to prevent side effects but just know that beneficial effects will also take more time to see results when you reduce the dose.
Additional food supplements might be quercetin for inflamation, or yucca or turmeric. I would rather see the probiotics added via encapsulated form or powder rather than yogurt as the dairy can cause stomach upset/gas to obtain a theraputic concentration of the beneficial gut bacteria. Colostrum can be obtained at health food stores and may help to build up his immune system as well.