I have 3 shiba-inus. 2 of them are susceptible to yeast: spotted blackening skin, smell, oily fur, and itching! Cortisone was great for the moment, and the yeast raged afterwards. My female gets it the worst-particularly in the summer. I have seen PH mentioned only once-I believe it is behind everything! PH of the SKIN and PH of the internal body! Read information for neutralizing the diet for humans and you will get the idea.
PURE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR-not any brand but HEINZ (not their new product made from distilled white and flavored with cider), is what i am using for a variety of purposes. Distilled white vinegar used to made from corn. It restores the skin to a neutral PH where yeast can't grow. Not irritating. It does cause my dogs to lick it- which is not a bad thing because then they are taking the vinegar in and changing the body PH... slowly I know. For food, I use INNOVA brand exclusively- holistic, non-allegenic- NO CORN BRWERS YEAST CHICKEN etc. They get a portion of this, and meat/fish, and yogurt with the ACIDOLPH(SP?), and enzymes after the first month to support immune system. Another aspect, I DO NOT FEED THEM CHLORINATED WATER!!(Chlorine in the water kills our friendly bacteria too!. I fill bottles with well water from a friends, or distilled with the 'cell food' oxygen additive that we use,
Try not to feed the YEAST organism. Sugars in all forms! Do not put water in ears, I swab the ear i can reach with a cloth with the vinegar solution. I bathe once a week in the antifungal shampoo..
I think it is good to remember that any remedy used for a long time will loose its' effectiveness. Yeast won't 'go away' forever. So have a couple of menus and switch off once this is under 'control'. The dogs have to maintain a healthy digestive tract with 'nutrient rich' food... Even us people are having a hard time finding food with all the processsing it is subjected to.. We really need to feed ourselves and our pets- fresh and minimally cooked food. Human grade.
I've been having the same issues with my Lhasa Apso, Chi girl. It's been so bad my husband has been wanting me to have her put down. I made a vet appointment for this Saturday after I shaved her down and realized it wasn't just on her backside..It wall all the way from her feet to her head.. Anyway, I will know better than to let the vet put her on antibiotics and steroids, thanks to you all.
I've been giving her a bath everyday for the last 3 days in dawn dishwashing liquid and pouring a mixture of 1c vinegar, 1c peroxide to a gallon on water, all over her and letting her dry or blow drying her. In just those 3 days, her skin that was so thick, hard and crusty is smooth as a baby's butt!!! I can't believe how well this has worked on her. I've tried everything under the sun before now. I had accepted the fact that I may have to have her put down because I know it's cruel of me to let her go day after day in the misery she was in. I can't thank you all enough!!!
KEFIR, has anyone heard of this? It's a probiotic and I've been reading up on it a lot..Apparently this is the BEST you can get. I'm keeping Chi girls appointment with the vet but I'm going to ask about this Kefir and if it will be ok to feed it to her. I've never thought about this before either until I started seeing posts about the probiotics and then saw how costly that would be for 2 dogs. I can make my own and make as much of it as I need to and they say it's more beneficial than yogurt. PLEASE, if you've heard of this Kefir, let me know your thoughts on it.
Dog smelly ears/yeast infection:
Help! My 13 wk old Border Collie mix kept scratching his ears and biting his front paws and the inside of his hind legs. From reading up on it, it sounded and looked like he had an ear infection and a yeast infection. Followed the apple cider vinegar and alcohol mix for his ears (dropped a few drops inside like it said) and also swabbed a cotton ball dipped in the solution on the inside of his hind legs and on his ears (outside) and neck. Now, 1 day later, he has broken out in red bumps on his stomach and inside hind legs and when petting him, I felt so many bumps that I thought were hair knots from him scratching, on his ears and around his neck area.
Upon closer examination, I discovered that they looked like they were bumps that became raised and drying into scabs when I applied the alcohol/acv solution. What do I do now? Does anyone know that they are? Will they go away?
Yeast infections in Dogs:
A huge thing that no one seems to mention.. Chicken meal, which is in nearly every single dog food, is commonly the culprit. Where it comes from and what else it contains anymore it is horrid. Find a dog food without any chicken meal. Many of these problems were non existent years ago..what's the common denominator..dog food. It has greatly changed. Yes, use the remedies mentioned but also get rid of chicken meal!!
I have been battling the same issue with my dog, did the Apple Cider Vinegar and anti bacterial anti fungal shampoos. I tried benzoyl peroxide, and it seems to do the most good, I used it stopped, and started using it again. My dogs energy level improved, he wasn't as depressed and his skin is returning to a nice pinkish color, not inflamed, and is scratching and licking much much less, I'm going to stick with it because it seems to do the most good. I will let everyone know if he is completely better after continued use later on.
I used the 10% in a foaming wash the first time, it was difficult to get out of the tube, and to get on the dog, so this time I bought the bar of soap kind, it is so much easier to use, and I can really scrub him good with it. I didn't buy the made for dogs because it was such a low %. If your worried about an allergic reaction start like I did doing a small area and rinse quickly, my dog had no bad reaction, so I use it on his whole body and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
Orlando , Florida
In response to Raine (Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas) on 06/20/2013
Please know that your pup can recover from a serious yeast infection. My pup is an 80lb, 13 year old Australian Shepherd mix. Late last year my pup had been attacked by fleas which brought on the yeast infection. A couple months later he had taken a dose of antibiotics for an eye infection (unrelated to yeast infection) which in my opinion aggravated the yeast condition. He had an yeast infection head to toes, especially under his arms, the groin area, paws and even his nails beds. Not to mention he had blepharitis and mucousy eyes.
I've had to wash him once a week with a natural shampoo (I use braggs but I don't think it matters) plus borax most important. I sprinkle on 10 Mule brand borax found in laundry section and rinse with diluted equal portions white distilled vinegar and water (50/50).
I add borax to the rinse as well. You can spray his yeasty body parts with this rinse mixture a couple times a day. Let the pup air dry. In my experience, I think you have to wash your pup once a week with borax at least while he has the yeast infection.
I've also alternated using diluted 1 portion hydrogen peroxide (3 percent) to 3 portions water plus borax to spray infected areas. I've also used diluted iodine to rinse his paws.
You'll see an immediate improvement after the first wash but if your pup has a serious infection then it may take months. My pup is 90 percent better and I expect that he'll be fully recovered by the end of the year.
I added a little borax or baking soda to his drinking water. Pls check Ted's protocol on this. Hope this helps.
After the first bath using Ted's recipe my 15 year old dog has improved so much. We have treated her for years for a bad yeast infection with antibiotics from the vet to have it only return as soon as the meds ran out. After bathing her in Ted's recipe and spraying the mixture on her twice a day, her skin isn't red and swollen anymore or oozing. Hopefully if we keep this up she will be cured. I also have been adding the borax to her water and flax seed to her feed. She is looking better and acting better in two days than she has in years. Thanks Ted!!!
EC: Linda is referring to Ted's mange remedy found here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/dog_mange_cure.html
A month ago I took my dog to see the vet because she was scooting her bottom nonstop and also licking and biting her paws. She also had scabs everywhere. She was put on antibiotics and steroids and all the skin problems got better. Now she is off the medications but also back to square 1 where she is constantly scooting and chewing her paws. Her vagina is very swollen and it seems like that is the source of her itchiness and not the anal sacs because she just got groomed last week and had her sacs expressed. She also has a yeasty smell. I am wondering if it is safe to pour the borax and hydrogen peroxide mixture in the vaginal area? I am sure it is fine to do for the paws but I am not so sure about doing it for her private area. Also, I am not quite sure how I should apply the solution to her paws or her body. I really appreciate if anybody can help me with this. Thanks
Thousand Oaks, Ca
My female Lab had come down with a yeast infection a year ago. We had no idea what it was. Vet said it was an allergies. There began our quest , by elimination process of what she was allergic too, while trying to find food she could eat that wouldn't worsen the problem. What a nightmare. She was itching constantly, smelled awful and the ear infections. We were so overwhelmed. The itching became so bad she was biting her hair off. By pure luck I found this site, and Ted was talking about the borax and peroxide.. etc treatments. We did everything he suggested. Within 6 months, her ears were slightly pink, not raw. 2 weeks after that the smell started leaving herand her itching was once or twice a day. We did however have a time getting her to eat the fish oil capsules. Her diet is now absolutely no canned dog food, 1/4 cup of all natural dry food per feeding with an additive of a product called "Dinovite" (which targets the itching that garbage dog food can cause dogs) also we feed her partially cooked chicken thighs and a baked liver mixture (recipe below) we make with a few veggies and eggs in it. At present she is almost completely well. We do not trust any dog food anymore because we've tried all of them. Thanks to Ted for the initial help!
Recipe for Liver loaf:
2 small packs of beef liver, 1 tbsp of wheat grass powder, 1 tbsp of Kelp powder, 1 tbsp of spirulina, 6 eggs, 6 or 7 small carrots chopped up. Mix all of this in a food processor, 40 secs on med high. Pour into a small loaf pan bake at 350 for an hour or until a toothpick clomes up clean. We cut slices of loaf and cube it to put into her food.
You can get the powders from nutsonline.com
Good luck to all.
Have been dealing with the yeast issues for years (second dog). First of allm I would suggest allergy testing for food/environment. Cost is about 150.00. This way you know for sure.
My dog, dachshund now 6, has a chicken as well as seasonal allergies so I give her venison or bison and vegetables. If it is too protein rich, her pH gets out of balance and she gets a UTI so read the protein # on the label.
I bathe her twice a week with Virbac Keto-Chlor Ketoconazole. She will get break outs under her forelegs and vaginal. The baths give her great relief.
We do the baking soda and vinegar rinses, also. She takes enzymes, from health food store, sprinkled on her food, for her stomach. Sometimes she will eat the yogurt, especially goat yogurt. Her water, purified, as our water has chemicals and disrupts the stomach flora. We saw an allergy specialist for 1 1/2 years and have run the course. Someone mentioned their dog was vomiting yellow. This is most likely bile from stomach upset and Pepto has sweetner in it that promotes the fungus. Not good for the flora.
Coconut Oil: This stuff works wonderfully. My fur baby kids had a yeast infection so I bought the cold pressed virgin oil and give to them in their food everyday plus I rub this on their skin and two are already cleared up the rest are clearing up. It works a hundred percent! Love it!
My dog is a Lhasa-Apso, and he has had a recurring ear infection since we adopted him about a year ago. We took him to the vet several times and tried different ointments. We tried a homeopathic ear drop too, as well as an ear flush made of alcohol, white, vinegar, and Betadine. The flush helped, for a day or two at a time, but did not cure the infection. Finally I took an old medicine dropper and filled it about half-full with some organic EVCO. It stopped the itching immediately. After about a month the ear that was infected the worst started bothering him again. The other ear seemed fine. I repeated the dose again, and the dog immediately stopped scratching his ear. I do believe that this works better than anything else we have used, including prescription drops and ointments. I think that the one ear is completely cured. I will keep an eye on the other one, and dose with EVCO again if any sign of infection returns.
Pure, unsweetened coconut oil works great for yeast infection, parasites, fungal infections, cysts, cuts, and many other ailments for dogs. I have 2 Saint Bernard puppies, one is 100lbs and has a yeast infection. The doctor gave him ear drops, which made him go temporarily deaf (hearing came back). I started to give him coconut oil in his food (I worked it up to 2-3 tbsp a day, no more. Less for smaller dogs, but look up amount on Internet). I give him shredded, unsweetened coconut as well and rub a little of the oil in his ear. It cleared up the infection in 2-3 days. Even though the infection showed in his ear, you have to treat it internally. It comes from inside. Coconut oil is now a regular part of their meals as they love the taste and it has so many health benefits for them (also for us). It has also made their coats incredibly soft and full.
Dogs with Yeast Infection - try cod liver oil on their food 2 tablespoons a day. My pet had a full coat of hair in 2 weeks!
I am currently having some success with a blend of High Vitamin Butter Oil (HVBO) with Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO).
I have a pit bull/rott mix that is 70 lbs and somewhere around 3 years old (she was a rescue so not certain).
From the moment she came to live with me she had an ear infection;which she spread to her eyes, a recurrent vaginal irritation, anal gland issues, and hair loss. With antibiotics we saw temporary relief and then the ear infections would return. I learned that some people saw the above symptoms as evidence of allergies. So I took her off as many starches as I could (she is eating Castor & Pollux dried food made with duck). We cook liver for her, which we prepare with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. I also give her 2 tablespoons of yogurt a day. It does make her go with a bit more frequently but it is not a watery go (sorry about that detail).
I am somewhat on the paleo diet (still do carbs occassionally). The diet makes some sense for dogs so no more breads, potatoes, pastas, fruits, corn or sweets for her (we use to give her fruits from time to time--bad I know now). I learned about the HVBO (High Vitamin Butter Oil) and FCLO (Fermented Cod Liver Oil). It is kind of expensive but my dog loves it. I bought it from Radiant Life in gel form plain without cinnamon and stevia (other "flavors" are lemon and carob and have stevia added). It is gross to me but I take it too (much larger dosage for me) and the dog really likes it. I only give her .5 teaspoon and she is getting better slowly--I think. She does not scratch her ears anymore. I will wait for a few more weeks to see if that works for her other symptoms before I bump her up to one full teaspoon. I am keeping close watch on a near bald spot on her head. Amazon also sells the HVBO & FCLO blend Radiant Life sells it the cheapest. Amazon can be as much a $20 more.
I was giving her regular cod liver oil but learned that those synthetic versions that are absorbed into the body as easily as the FCLO--which is more a of a food than a supplement.
Hope this helps others. Will be sure to post an improvement with before and after pics if possible.
Best of luck!
Tampa Bay Area