Dog Yeast Infection Treatment: Home Remedies for Pets

Last Modified on Oct 28, 2014


Over the Counter   2  0   

Posted by Salyne (Micanopy, Florida) on 08/21/2012

[YEA]  We have a 14 year old mixed breed dog that suffers from recurring yeast infections on her skin. We started the traditional treatments the vet had to offer but it seemed we were just chasing the infection around her body. It had gotten so bad we were at the point of discussing having the vet come to the house to put her down. The vet told us that a last ditch remedy would be to try a woman's yeast infection cream on the bad spots. She said it would possibly help with the itching and scratching. After just two days of applying the cream twice a day on the bad spots, she was starting to clear up - especially the hot, red "elephant skin" she had under her arms. She was almost completely cleared up in a couple of weeks. We're still fighting it, but when we see a spot pop up we hit it with the cream. It keeps the spots from growing larger and it stops the itching.

Posted by Jody (Stanfield, Nc) on 06/18/2011

[YEA]  My Jojo was born premature and has had yeast infection in ears and coat all his life. I am on limited income and can't afford vets and thier meds that don't work any way. I started giving him a bath every two or three days with Selsun blue shampoo w/ prithione zinc (1%) and then when he dries, I brush him really good and put miconazole 7 on all of his crusty places. He is looking much better and no more bloody sores from scratching and biting. The shampoo is much cheaper, $7 for 11 oz bottle compared to $15 and up. All can be bought at walmart or your favorite pharmacy. He really does look and feel so much better now.

Posted by Judy
Blue Ash, Ohio
06/20/2013
Have had our rescue dog 2yrs now. Came full of problems, but love her to death. We are both disabled Seniors with very limited funds. I hace been using Miconazole7 in both her ears and her what we call it to her: her wu wu area. They get a real mess if we don't. Then when she is groomed about every 2 mo, they pull ear hair and express anal glands. These items are done by a Vet Tech as a usual groomer trainer is not. So where we go, 2 girls work on her. Vet put her on the following med routine ro which we stick: Omeprazole pink tablets. She takes a 10mg tab, 2x/day. Next she takes 1/2 Baby Aspirin (81mg) 2x/day. Generic Benadryl 1/2 twice/day, a 25 mg tab split . Sometimes she is still itching so badly and try 3 (1/2) tabs. Just wondering if she could take 1/2 of Xyzal for allergies? She also has baby pepto bismol when she vomits or gets diarrhea really bably. Then is is Prednisone when all else fails. That just makes her hungry all the time and gain weight. Not a fun time for any of us, Just had to give her 5mg of Pred tonight as she was non-stop itching.

Plain Yogurt, White Vinegar   1  0   

Posted by Heather (Reno, NV) on 01/14/2009

[YEA]  my dog is 10 now but her yeast problems stared when she was about 5 i have spent 1,000's of dollars and many days of testing and learning what i can from all the vets in my town if u have any Q's feel free to write me ok....my dog was heart braking about a year ago with VERY lil hair from her chin down the chest and belly! now she looks like a furry lion!! her skin used to look like a fire cracker red with black spots all over and now it light pink and white she has very lil black spots..her smell used to be OMG horriable for her and everyone around her! now no smell at ALL....for the last 6 months she has been getting:

PLAIN YUGURT ORGANIC 2 TABLE SPOONS A DAY!!!! IT WORKS AWESOME CUZ IT KILLS THE YEAST INSIDE FIRST WITCH IS WHERE IT STARTS! PLEASE STOP GIVING YOUR PETS APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!! IT HAS HIGH AMOUNTS OF SUGAR IN IT WHICH HELPS THE YEAST TO GROW!! TRY 3 PARTS WATER AND 1 PART (WHITE VINEGAR) ONLY USE OUTSIDE THO ALMOST BATH THEM IN IT WITH A SPONG! THEN DRY WITH TOWEL PUT CONE ON THEM SO THERE IS NO LICKING TIL IT DRYS.....I HAVE SOOOOO MUCH MORE INFO I'LL CHECK BACK LATER

GOD BLESS

Posted by Elaine
Gainesville, Texas
04/20/2009
I would love to communicate with you. I have a couple of dogs and they have yeast problems. Please please help me.
Posted by Debbiefudge
Brighton, East Sussex, Uk
09/13/2010
20 Posts
Hi, this is the first time that I have heard about apple cider vinegar and yeast. I've been giving it to one of my dogs that I believe has a bad yeast infection, in his ears. I thought I was doing my best for him! But it makes sence. As there are natural sugars in apples. I'm trying to change his diet and giving him natural yogurt. I'm going to try the blue power wash in his ears. He's been to the vets, had antibiotics and steroids, which I now know have made it worse. He's also had surgery to pull out all the hair from right down in his ears. Which my vet says is the cause of his infection and was given yet another course of antibiotics, which I've just stopped. The smell from his ears is foul. Like rotting cheese. I don't know what to do for the best. I've been on here for days, researching stuff to try and help him. I'm going to start making my own dog food. I have 2 shihtzus and they won't touch raw meat I've tried. Any help or advice would be most welcome. Thankyou.
Posted by John
Greenport, New York, Usa
09/16/2010
6 Posts
Dogs are the same as humans, what works for us will work for them. Your dogs are suffering from a lack of antioxidants and minerals due to the highly processed dog foods on the market. Have you noticed how dogs and cats love to eat grass? That's because they know they need the antioxidants in plant foods. Open a 100mg capsule of grape seed extract and mix it in their food. Do the same with a sea-mineral capsule also. Start with the low dose and then increase to 200 mg after they have acclimated to the new diet. The dogs will experience some diarrhea as their bodies flush out the buildup of acids and dead germs they have accumulated over the years. That is the normal detoxification process. Keep them outdoors as much as possible during the detoxification process. If unavailable take them to a friends house with a back yard that can be used. Also, you could detox one dog before the other to make it easier to keep control. Dogs need enzymes and cod liver oil in small amounts also (mix in food). Give them a high quality food and continue with the mineral and antioxidant supplements and they'll be happy and healthy pets.
Posted by John
Greenport, New York, Usa
09/16/2010
6 Posts
It would help greatly, as a start towards a high mineral and alkaline diet, to mix some baking soda into the dogs drinking water. Be sure it's pure sodium bicarbonate (no aluminum). Get them used to the taste of the water because it's the healthiest water they can drink(one level teaspoon to a quart of bottled water - no tap water). Do that for several days and then start them on the sea-mineral and grape seed extract regimen I mentioned previously.
Posted by John
Greenport, New York, Usa
09/16/2010
6 Posts
I forgot to mention probiotics. Open a probiotic capsule and mix it in their food once a week(or more if you think it's necessary). Pet stores sell the bacteria or use any acidopholous formula.

Possible Causes   1  0   

Posted by Debra (Charleston, Illinois) on 11/19/2010

I took in a dog to keep for a friend in the nursing home and found that the dog has a severe case of body and ear yeast infection. My question is can my dog and cat get the yest infection from this dog. I am suspicious that my dog might have it and she licks my cat so I am concerned that my cat might get it too. Also I cannot get the dog to eat the yogurt any suggestions.

Posted by Sheila (Lexington, SC) on 11/02/2008

Anyone dealing with re-occuring skin and ears problems should check their dog food labels and see if they contain any of the following, CORN, WHEAT, SOY, CHICKEN OR BEEF. These ingrediants are known to be the leading causes of allergies in dogs, which in turn weaken their immune system. vets will either ignore the food issue or recommend their brand of food, but it's up to you to read the labels. In researching this annoying and smelly problem i've run across several people recommending a no grain food, as carbs aid in the growth of yeast, I am going to try this on my next bag of food.

Posted by Keri (Kalispell, Montana) on 03/31/2008

[YEA]  After a year of constant yeast infections and allergies in my lab/aussie mix, someone told me to check the label on her dog food. Come to find out, Brewer's yeast was one of the number 1 ingredients. It seemed that the added yeast was making the problem worse. I switched dog foods to a product that did not list Brewer's yeast and have not had a yeast infection since. I don't know if this will work for everyone, but for anyone with animals prone to yeast infections, it's worth looking into.

Prescription Medications   2  1   

Posted by Adair (Glendale, Wisconsin) on 03/03/2009

[NAY]  I can't tell you how much I appreciate the information on this page - just looked at it today....Have three Bulldogs that have been having skin problems - they've been scraped, by four different vets - including a Dermatology Veterinarian. I have been prescribed most of the medications mentioned on these pages - nothing worked. the Specialist put them on a med called Chloramphenacol...It seems to have quieted the itching and scratching..but not completely

Posted by Guenady (Nice, France) on 08/10/2008

[YEA]  For your accumulated information on adverse reactions to drugs, two of my dogs were prescribed ketoconazole for a yeast skin infection. One survived the treatment, the other died during treatment. Other than the skin infection (which was not life threatening), he had no health issues. I was not told before treatment that this medication is hepatotoxic and that it can kill, that it has been established by the manufacturer that there is a 1:10,000 risk of allergic reaction (with underreporting recognized). The vet was not aware (!) of the symptoms of allergic reaction, so when I reported them she did not stop the treatment (dark urine, extreme fatigue, skin turning black and peeling...). When I finally stopped the treatment myself, because my dog was just getting sicker and sicker (after 13 1/2 doses administered out of 30 prescribed) it was already too late. 4 days later he came down with hepititis and 34 days after starting the treatment he died (with bloody vomitting and bloody diahrrea). Although I reported all this, despite my distress) nothing was taken into consideration, everything was dismissed as being a coincidence, and I was given the classic excuse 'your dog was already sick and would have died anyway.' This is an outright lie, of course, and contradicts all the medical file of my dog. But try to get an adverse reaction taken into consideration when the 'authorities' don't want to take it into consideration! Of course there is underreporting! Normally I never give vet medicines to my animals, only homeopathy, but at the time I had no alternative therapy, as skin yeast infection is very difficult to treat. I have since gotten my second dog almost out of her condition, using probiotics and herb Robert and direct applications of hydrogen peroxide on the worst affected areas. My opinion of vets and the authorities that 'oversee' them, has descended to about 0. Would like to know if others have had bad experiences with ketoconazole.

Posted by Gretchen
Cuenca, Ecuador
04/07/2011
[YEA]   The research is overwhelming of the benefits of Neem oil for every skin condition. It is antifungal antibacterial and anti parasitic. Neem capsules inserted in a bit of cheese or peanut butter in addition to the external application of the oil would be the most effective. Do your research and see.
Posted by Reikiwarrior
Fair Oaks, Ca
08/06/2011
3 Posts
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved dog from ketoconazole. My chizu also had a severe reaction and when I inofrmed my vet they didnt tell me to stop using. I stopped cause my gut told me too. When we did blood work her liver enzymes were over 3000!!! They dont like them over 250!!!! I was so freakin pissed off. They almost killed her. I now will not go to vets. I use the net and find natural cures(like I go for me) my chizu had a chronic yeast infetion and I will noe go the route of organic plain(no sugar)yougert. Again I am sorry for your loss. Its so hard when we think we are doind right by our furry friends to only later find out we went. Please know your dog(s) see the pureness of your heart and your intentions and they dont hold us at fault. Namaste'

Raw Food Diet   0  1   

Posted by Patricia (Las Vegas, NV) on 06/21/2009

[NAY]  Yeast infection in dogs: I lost Fritz to the commercial dog food poison so when we got our rottweiler puppy she was started on holistic dog food. With more research we went to raw. She is now 2 1/2. Yeast has been an ongoing problem.(ears) Now she has big "hot spots". She eats 10 ounces of raw meat and a cup of raw fruit or veggies twice a day. The meat comes from a butcher(beef only, organs,bone meal). The fruit & veggies from grocery store. I took her to the vet and $350 later meds are not working. How can I fix her PH so Yeast won't be a problem?

Posted by Marcel
New York, NY
06/29/2009
The raw fruit has too much natural sugar content, and sugar is what you want to avoid. Also, avoid the sweet vegetables, like carrots and sweet potatoes; they have lots of sugar too. Please stay with leafy greens. Avoid dairy! Buy natural acidophilus in a bottle. I bought an organically grown cranberry and papaya digestive supplement from my local holistic pet store here in New York. I'm using it, although it is a blend of fruit juices containing digestive enzyme, acidophilus, taurine & vitamins. The amounts from my bottle reads: For puppies and small dogs up to 10 lbs., two tsp. per meal; for medium dogs 11 to 35 lbs., 3 tsp. per meal; and finally, for large dogs 36 lbs. and up, 4 tsp. per meal. I've been told to go away from chicken and turkey (which was my preference) and to use alternative proteins--Salmon, lamb, even beef. I don't like beef for several reasons, so I'm probably going to stick with wild salmon for a while that I buy frozen. I will steam it up and serve it medium rare to him. I've been giving my dog a good quality fish oil with DHA, but only once a day; now I am going to give him a capsule two times a day (with each meal). Apparently all grains, including rice is to be avoided. I do not want to take to raw food route for several reasons. Another thing was advised, but I do not want to write about it without doing further research. If my dog, from the shelter, can be cured of yeast infection taking this natural route (and I trust that he will), I will tell you everything in detail that I did. FOR NOW, AVOID ALL GRAINS, DAIRY, AND SUGAR (and chicken, turkey)! It's acidophilus and protein with a very small amount of leafy greens only.
Posted by Janice
Coloma, Mi
09/14/2009
Marcel, I was wondering why you were told to stay away from Chicken and Turkey? I have been feeding my dog with yeast mostly raw beef as her protein but last night gave her chicken and she had me awake all night with her biting and licking. I'm wondering if she is allergic to chicken?

Recommended Diets   0  0   

Posted by Timh (Ky. Usa) on 05/02/2014

Barbara:

Any one of these 3 remedies will be effective: Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 (add a few drops in water bowl), Colloidal Silver (add spoon into water bowl), Lufenuron ---a common vet med for fleas but also kills fungal infections (sprinkle some in food).

Posted by Barbara (Ms) on 05/01/2014

I have 2 chi weenies and a chihuahua my chihuahua scratches and rubs her nose all the time but only one chi weenie gets the yeast infection very bad. She claws and chews all the time. I took her to the vet and she put her on steroids.. It cleared up about a month but has now come back. I had them on purina for small breeds then switched because the same thing happened. I feed them kibble and bits small breed now. Could this be what is causing the yeast infection? I'm at a loss on dog food brands that won't cause this.

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
05/02/2014
661 Posts
Hey Barbara!

The diet you are feeding your dogs is terrible and almost certain to produce the very same symptoms you are seeing in your dogs. No other way to say it. Read up on that food - plus search out a healthier diet here:

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/kibbles-n-bits-dog-food-dry/

If when you come to this site, if you click on the PETS tab, and then from that page click on LATEST PET POSTS - you will arrive to all the most recent posts to all the threads. Scroll down - there are others dealing with this same issue - and there may be additional ideas for you to help you get the itchies in your chee-weenie under control.

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Posted by jacquimb67 (Philadelphia, Pa) on 10/27/2014

Hi all,

I've been reading all the posts regarding yeast infections and dogs. My black lab is constantly licking her paws. I took her to the vet and they said to use benadryl which we currently give her twice a day. It hasn't helped. I also took her to an animal dermatologist who gave me a prescription for yeast infections (very expensive) and a steroid powder (Neo-Predef) to use on her paws. The yeast infection did clear up while she was on the medication but now it is back. I don't want to keep using the Neo-Predef as I don't believe this is a good long term solution.

We already give her plain yogurt with each meal. We will start moving her to a grain-free food. But the new topic to me is the apple cider vinegar/water spray for the dog's coat and paws. I will be giving this a try. But here's my stupid question: Won't my dog just smell like vinegar all the time if I use the ACV/Water spray? Obviously this wouldn't prevent me from trying it but I just thought I'd ask.

Thanks.

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
10/28/2014
661 Posts
Hey jacquimb67!

My take away from your post is that the first issue is an allergy of some sort - contact allergy, pollen allergy, food allergy - that is causing the paws to feel itchy. The itchy leads to excessive licking of the paws which then opens them up a secondary yeast complication.

If this were my dog my *first* move would be to change to a grain free diet - yesterday. You are giving yogurt for probiotics, but sauerkraut from the refrigerator section might give you more bang for the buck.

If the benadryl is not giving you good results, ie no change in behavior or symptoms, try another; Zyrtec [Cetirizine hydrochloride] and Chor-Trimeton [Chlorpheniramine maleate] come to mind, you can find the generic cheaply at the drug store.

As for the ACV -yes, your dog will smell like a vinaigrette salad particulary when the ACV is wet, far less when it has dried.

Posted by Linda
Chicago, IL
10/28/2014
5 Posts
Hi Jacquimb67 - I have a Rat Terrier who we've battled all kinds of allergies with...first we switched to grain-free food, which helped but didn't eliminate...we then added a prescription of Clemastine Fumarate (Benedryl also never did anything for my pup other then make her drowsy). Clemastine is an antihistimine that did work quite well - stopped the itching, and over a couple of weeks her paws cleared up simply because she stopped licking them. I have since switched her to a raw diet, and I have dropped her Clemastine dose in half and have yet to notice her licking. We are hoping that we can get her completely off of the Clemastine, since she now has Congestive Heart Failure and needs to take medication for that, and the Clemastine mixed with her heart meds seem to make her a little dizzy/drowsy. If not for the heart meds, I will say that the Clemastine worked wonders (tho I've heard that it doesn't usually work for most dogs). Everyone told me benedryl would work way better, but Clemastine really saved her little paws where benedryl did nothing. It's rather inexpensive...my dog is only 20 lbs. and her script was about 10 bucks a month. I really believe the raw food was truly the cure, tho. Since she went raw, she stopped shedding, her fur got softer, her allergies have cleared and her energy level is through the roof, even with heart problems! Good luck!

Posted by Nicole (Greenville Mi ) on 10/23/2014

I have a 5 yr old collie that has had many many episodes of dermatitis. He becomes red, itchy, dandruff, raw ect.. He is miserable and I feel so bad. Every time I have taken him to the vet she said "nondescript dermatitis". What does that even mean? She would give him prednisone and a antibiotic and I would end up paying upwards of $200 each time for only a few weeks of relief. We have been battling fleas bad this year but my other dog does not have any issues. Yes I am still finding fleas. But I am thinking my collies issue is more of a yeast type infection. Ever since we adopted him almost 4 yrs ago from a humane society, he would become corn chip smelling with in two days of a bath. I have tried many many things and nothing seems to work. Which of the dips you have outlined on here would you suggest to try first?

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
10/23/2014
661 Posts
Hey Nicole!

Some dogs are just "allergy" dogs. The corn chip smell could be yeast, could be the result of feeding the wrong diet, could be just him.

Since you suspect yeast, I agree. You might consider Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph dip. Ideally you bathe the dog with shampoo, rinse well and squeeze out any water, and then dip the dog for 20 minutes in the solution and then allow to air dry in an empty crate with no bedding for half an hour. This allows the solution to penetrate and work - it stops working when it is dry.

When I have used this dip, sometimes I can't let the dog air dry in a crate - sometimes I wrap them in a towel to sit damp in the crate and then blow dry. Sometimes I just dry the dog without sitting for half an hour wet. If this were the mange remedy I would follow the directions to a T, but with the yeast remedy I am a bit more flexible.

The dip is as follows - large batch for large hairy dog:

You will need 2 brown bottles of hydrogen peroxide [16oz bottles of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution from the grocery store or drug store] - and 3/4 cup EACH Milk of Magnesia, Epsom Salts and Borax. Dump the hydrogen peroxide into an empty gallon jug, and then reuse the hydrogen peroxide bottles to measure out 64 ounces of plain water [in other words, refill each brown bottle twice]. Now add your MoM, Epsom salts and Borax. what I usually do is fill the bathtub with warm water and sit the jug of solution in the water so it warms up while I am giving my dog a bath in the tub. Rinse the dog well, squeeze out excess water from the coat, put the stopper in the tub and then shake your gallon jug to make sure the solution is mixed and them pour over your dog. I use a plastic cup to scoop up the solution from the bottom of the tub and repour over the dog - do this for 20 minutes. After this you can let the dog shake, and then allow him to air dry for half an hour, and then finish him off by blowing him out and brushing him out.

Now, fleas are attracted to one dog over the other because he is more attractive to the fleas than the other dog. His energy field is out of wack, calling the fleas to him like the Pied Piper. He may need to balance his PH - you can alkalize his water by adding 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 liter of his drinking water and do this for 5 days. This will not hurt the other dog. If you did nothing else, do the baking soda water. After 5 days you can reduce down to 1/2 teaspoon per liter and then after another week to 1/4 teaspoon as a maintenance dose.

You can also try this regime, paraphrased from Ted circa 2006: . If you are dealing with yeast try adding 1/16 teaspoon of epsom salt in 1 liter of drinking water for 2-3 days - max; this is not intended for long term use, just to nip a break out in the bud. When you stop the epsom salt in the water you can then start adding 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 liter of water; do this for 5-7 days. This is a 'break out' or crisis dose. After a week you can cut it back to a maintenance dose of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. If you suspect a fungal component you can add 1/16 teaspoon borax along with the baking soda in 1 liter of water. In acute and extreme cases 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water is indicated. Many humans take 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon borax in 1 liter of water daily as a detox and antifungal/antiyeast, so long term use is not an issue, however all these remedies are something you should 'play by ear' and should be adjusted as you see fit.

Now, lastly what are you feeding? If you have fed the same diet for some time you might consider switching it up - so if you have fed a beef based diet go to another good brand and try the duck diet - it could just be one ingredient in the current diet disagrees with your one dog, and that the other dog would have no problem with any diet you fed! So consider switching diets to see if there is an improvement.

Posted by Nicole
Greenville Mi
10/23/2014
3 Posts
Plus what I forgot.. he does have black patches of skin as well as hair loss.
Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
10/23/2014
661 Posts
Hey Nicole!

Black patches are consistent with yeast and hair loss consistent with scratching and possible staph infection. The remedy I provided to you is effective on both, and can be used in the ears as well.

Posted by Nicole
Greenville, Mi
10/23/2014
3 Posts
Thank you. He is not a long haired collie. Washington is a smooth collie and my other is a pit/coon hound mix. Yes Jasp seems to not have issues with anything but rolling in scat. lol As for wash, we have gone through many foods and finally just settled on a salmon based grain free from TSC stores called 4 health. I have real issues with how some of the foods out there are made and what's in them. I have seriously been debating going totally off premade foods and doing wild game with potato/rice/sweet potato, some sort of starch component and both my boys love veggies. I will deff start the water change today and then when I go in to town later I will get the peroxide as I am out, So we can get him bathed. how often should I bathe him?
Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
10/23/2014
661 Posts
Hey Nicole!

The solution has a working effect of 24 hours. if you see that he acts relieved after the first dip, you might try every few days - when he starts scratching up again, you know its time to bathe him.

I'm with you on home made diets - and not quite there yet either! But it looks like you have him on a good diet -just keep in mind that dogs can develop sensitivities to diets rather quickly, so you might consider staying with the brand you like and doing 1 bag salmon protien, the next bag venison, the next bag duck - and so on. Also, for dogs who have a systemic yeast problem, the carbs in the potatoes may feed the yeast! So it never hurts to switch the diet around in an extreme manner; I do this with my own dogs and now that they are accustomed to it I can hard switch from one diet to the next and no loose stools. If yours tend to loose stools with diet switches try feeding half the normal portion for the first 2-3 meals and then full portion thereafter.

Yeasty dogs may benefit from probiotics - you can buy all sorts of fancy ones, but my dogs LOVE sauerkraut! Loaded with many species of probiotic, as well as kefir. Additionally, enzymes may be helpful for your kidz - chewable papaya enzymes are inexpensive and the kidz think they are treats - not pills!

Posted by Nicole
Greenville Mi
10/23/2014
3 Posts
Hmm never tried sauerkraut with them. BUT my daughter says she gave him a pickle once and he ate it. On a funny note, Jasp loves spicy things but Wash does not.
Thank you for all your help and I will keep you updated.

Posted by Sandy (Marietta, Ga) on 09/27/2014

My shepherd has a bad yeast ear infection. What is the monistat remedy, as I have just put some into his ear this evening???

I am going to use the olive oil steeped with garlic to soothe his irritation; then I am going to try the ACV/water solution when his rawness subsides.

However, I would like to know the monistat remedy as I just did this because it works on women, but I have no idea how much; how long, etc. Any help will be appreciated. My HeyBoy is in much pain! Thanks.

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
09/27/2014
661 Posts
Hey Sandy!

I have no first hand experience with the monistat remedy, and the thread you replied to has been inactive for some time. Did you read the instructions on the box - what did the instructions on the box say to do? Maybe follow the instructions??

I personally find the human yeast creams to be too thick to use in the ears; I would consider using Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy:

Mix 1 tbsp of MOM with 1 tbsp epsom salt and 1 tbsp borax into 1 cup of water and 1/2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide - this is the brown bottle of hydrogen peroxide sold at the grocery store.

Mix it up in a small bottle with a nozzle for easy application. Set the bottle in sink of warm water to warm the solution inside. When nice and warm use this solution to flush your dog's ears. Do this 3x day for the first few days and then am and pm for the next 7 days. If it does not improve in the first 3 days I would see the vet to rule out a foreign body such as a foxtail in the ear canal.

Ear infections can be related to a grain or plant based diet, as well as allergies. To a void a repeat consider changing the diet to a higher quality chow.

Good luck!

Posted by Sflsue (Fort Lauderdale, Fl) on 07/13/2014

I am fostering an older dog for a local rescue group who has a terribl yeast infection all over her whole body. She cannot stop scratching. I tried Ted's yeast remedy and it definitely seems to help but only short term. How often can I use the remedy on her and should I be doing something else. It is heartbreaking to watch her chew and scratch. Her skin is so damaged from a lifetime of poor care and is black over 50% of her body. I have mixed a dose of the remedy and spot treat where she is chewing but nothing lasts too long. I have other dogs and they share water bowls. Will the additives to the water affect my healthy dogs.

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
07/14/2014
661 Posts
Hey SFLSue!

The additives to the water will not harm your other dogs and may very well help them!

And you should bathe your yeasty dog in the solution daily if need be to provide relief until she heals both inside and out.

Posted by Sflsue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
08/10/2014
2 Posts
Appreciate it Theresa! Am seeing some relief for her.


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