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What Type of Acidophilus is Best for Dogs?

Posted By Whitney (Los Alamos, NM) on 11/26/2014

"Does the acidophilus have to be in a particular form, and does it have to be packaged for pets, or can I purchase acidophilus pills at the grocery store? I've started treating our 4-year-old heeler, who has had allergy issues since we got her now seems to be having yeast issues, with dietary changes, coconut oil, and ACV on her feet, but I think she needs more. (The vet had prescribed a steroid-antihistamine combo for her allergies, which I gave to her all through September--and I think that might've caused the yeast issue. I'm thinking the acidophilus will get her back in balance?) Also, the black skin on her belly seems to be disappearing, but her itching is worse than it was. Is this normal? Thanks."
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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 11/27/2014

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

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"Hey Whitney!

I give my dogs all sorts of acidophillus- from the drugstore clearance bin, to the health food store refrigerated section, to natural probiotics that I make myself. Sauerkraut - home made and unpasturized - is an excellent source of probiotics and its cheap to make. Kefir is another excellent source, can be home made also. IMHO the key with giving probiotics is to mix them around so that you give your dog many strains of probiotics and not just one."

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Posted By Val (Denver) on 12/28/2014

"My dog , a border collie developed a bad smell after taking some pills prescribed for coughing. I only gave him about 8 out of 24. This was in June of this year and he developed a bad yeasty smell...I know the pills were the problem cuz I didn't give it to my other dog. There was a big flea problem in the area we were in and it did cause a lot of problems such as hair loss from intense scratching...I treated that with baths with palmolive soap mixed with alcohol and vinegar straight on the skin... it helped. However when we moved to Denver and no fleas...Bandit continued with the awful smell....back in SC I had started giving them Brewers yeast beginning in Sep...by Dec he had grown all the hair back and the smell had decreased by 90 percent....and today we gave him a bath and the smell is completely gone."
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Posted By Cathy (Naples, Florida) on 01/05/2015

"We have a pair of Irish Wolfhounds one 165 pounds the other 220. One has had allergies since he was about 2, the other in the past few months. They will be 7 on Valentines Day. After treating the first one with prednisone, antibiotics and oatmeal shampoos over the years we realized we were on the wrong track. We fed grain free Blue Buffalo for several years and had things under control.The larger one was the runt of the litter, go figure. However, he had difficulty with his bowel movements from the time he was a puppy to the point we joked about getting him a newspaper to read. We started them both on yogurt when they were very young. About a cup each which they love. solved the newspaper problem. In our ultimate "lack of wisdom" we switched them to the higher protein Blue Wilderness not really looking at the binder in the food. POTATOES. In addition to the Blue Buffalo and yogurt, we give them scrambled eggs in olive oil and blueberries every morning, and boiled chicken breast, carrots and green beans every evening. In the past year the runt gained at least 25 pounds (potatoes)and started scratching his front legs, licking, moaning and chewing on his feet and became less active. The other who had early skin allergies, has developed a full blown yeast infection complete with elephant skin, moaning. Prior to researching the systemic aspect of this problem we treated him with fresh aloe from our garden twice a day and scraping off as much of the black scabs as possible without causing open sores. It breaks up the yeast and helps heal the new skin at the same time. It really helps with the itching and if they lick it there is no problem. We are starting the systemic detox on both dogs and will increase the probiotics and prebiotics temporarily along with the yogurt (we use Cabot plain yogurt as it is low in sugar) and Braggs ACV in their food two tablespoons twice a day stirred in cream cheese treats. We fully expect the detox to exacerbate the skin problems for a while but with the aloe and baths should be able to keep them comfortable. We changed to Zignature (limited) dry food and intend to alternate flavors as well as keep them on the eggs, blueberries, yogurt, chicken and green beans. We are temporarily stopping the carrots. Aloe plants are easy to find, grow indoors our out and have many medicinal purposes. Used it on horses for healing as well.

Cathy"

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Posted By Debbiefudge (East Sussex) on 01/10/2015

"Stop the ACV. Apples = sugar. Just give filtered or bottled water.

Steroids and antibiotics feed the yeast.

Vegetables can have natural sugars.

Stop feeding any commercial dog food and change to raw. Raw meat and raw bone.

Bathe in an antifungal shampoo. And for a final rinse use half WHITE Distilled vinegar/half water. leave on to dry.

Have a mixture of this in a spray bottle and use daily. Clean out ears also, with the same mixture.

A good probiotic yogurt every day. And fresh, garlic. Turmeric with a little black pepper. A drop of grapefruit seed extract.

Give AND use on the skin, coconut oil. If the skin is really bad, mix in some neem oil.

The most crucial in all of this, is diet. This is the route cause of most skin allergies, particularly yeast.

NO, booster vaccinations. NO chemicals in their environment.

White vinegar is great for cleaning with!!

Go right back to basics to get it under control.

I know from my own experience this works.

When my now, 5 year old, Shihtzu was a puppy, the vets nearly killed him, pumping him full of steroids and antibiotics.

That's when I started raw feeding.

I now have 4 very healthy dogs."

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Posted By Julie Jones (New York) on 01/10/2015

"I would avoid steroids. One of the side effects is raising blood sugar. Yeast loves sugar.

I would limit any kinds of carbs. Buy dog food that the first five ingredients are not.

Plain yogurt would help replaced the natural flora in the gi tract that yeast took over. Flavor yogurt probably has more sugar in it.

Oatmeal is also a carb. I would avoid bathing my dog in it."

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Posted By Debbiefudge (East Sussex) on 01/11/2015

"Please refer to my earlier post.

Only PLAIN probiotic yogurt must be given. Never a flavoured one.

As I said, use an antifungal shampoo.

NO steroids or antibiotics. Because they feed the yeast. IF, antibiotics ARE needed, then use Colloidal Silver.

STOP, ALL, commercial food/treats/biscuits.

And feed only raw. Even with raw, there are certain things you MUST avoid, when dealing with yeast. NO, fruit or vegetables. Because they contain, 'natural' sugars. Which will also feed the yeast. So, just RAW meat and bone to start with.

You can try adding other elements of a raw diet, once you have the situation under control. When, you can try one thing at a time, to see if there is a reaction.

You can give a multi mineral and multi vitamin. But check the ingredients. Many contain yeast!!

NO, booster vaccinations either. NO spot on flea treatments. The garlic will deal with fleas.

Do your research."

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Posted By Cathy (Naples, Florida) on 02/01/2015

"Per previous post as to making major changes with the two hounds experiencing problems with yeast I am happy to report within two weeks all signs of yeast had disappeared on both dogs. They love their new food (Zignature limited contents) are on pre and probiotics along with plain yogurt, ACV. Lost weight, are far more active, appear to feel better and as they are about to be 7 they do not show any major signs of aging. Will constantly monitor how this treatment is going and have many other options to switch to if yeast becomes tolerant of our current system.

Unfortunately one developed a tumor on his shoulder that required major surgery (Malignant) but encapsulated, that because of the long healing process we had to put him on a prophylactic antibiotic and sure enough he started itching on his paws and front legs. However, spraying the ACV on them and rubbing it under his nails and into the skin has helped keep it under control. Once the course of the antibiotic is finished I am confident he will return to normal. Prognosis is good for a few more good years with him without any advanced treatment. Cathy"

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Posted By Cathy (Naples, Florida) on 02/08/2015

"We are now over 30 days into our treatment of the Irish Wolfhounds (who turn 7 this Saturday) and they are yeast free. Both have lost weight. The larger one from over 220 to 212 and has lost his bloated look. His activity level has increased and both run and play again. The other one that had the terrible black scabby outbreak has not had an episode since we started the treatment of ACV, and aloe externally and changed their food to Zignature limited content various flavors. They have been getting Greek yogurt all along and get scrambled eggs, yogurt and blueberries with their kibble and boiled chicken breast and green beans for dinner.

I would highly recommend using fresh aloe directly from the plant on hot spots, and the elephant type skin areas along with the ACV. Both tend to break up the yeast. We also have used the red light laser treatment for healing. Both have beautiful coats by the way. We use Orvus shampoo which has gentle healing characteristics, whitens is easy to rinse out; have used it for 40+ years on horses and dogs. You could even mix it with a little blueing to give white and silver dogs that incredible bright look. Will check in in a month or so to update the yeast issue. As for the hound with the cancer tumor, we just found two more lumps that are small and will be removed promptly. Fortunately just under the skin."

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Posted By Carrie (Aspers, Pa) on 02/11/2015

"Hello! I have a 9 yr old eng. bulldog who, over the last few months, has become quite yeasty. Been to the vet 2 times in the last month for ears (antibiotics and drops) -- to no avail. Over the last few days, I noticed her hair-coat felt greasy -- come to find out is yeast. Gave her a bath last night with dawn dish-soap (original-blue) to get rid of the greasy feel; although I know it doesn't do a thing for the yeast (found out after the bath). Will be purchasing anti-fungal/bacteria shampoo today. I've been feeding her Blue Buffalo/Basic (grain free lamb/potato or salmon) for a few years now. In addition, she gets a heaping scoop of yogurt and a TBS of coconut with dinner and a TBS of Fish Oil in the morning. Last night, after her bath, I fed her hamburger meat and greenbeans -- she loved it. After dinner, I was looking at her paws and BAM...more yeast -- even after the bath. I'm SMH over this. Anyone have any input?"
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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 02/11/2015

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

-----------------------------

How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

"Hey Carrie!

To combat the yeast from the inside out, consider alkalizing your dog's drinking water with baking soda - 1 teaspoon per liter is a typical amount to start, and you can lessen or stop after a week or two. You might also consider Ted's Borax protocol to eliminate yeast in the GI tract:

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.

Timing:
Borax dosage for 1 week. Then 1/2 dosage in week 2. Stop for 1 week. Resume.

or

Borax dosage for 4 days, then no borax/water for 3 to 4 days. Continue on/off schedule until ailment clears."

To combat the yeast from the outside in, consider Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph solution:

Ingredients:

  • 1 - 16 oz bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 bottle Milk of Magnesia
  • 1 box Epsom salts
  • 1 box Borax
  • Filtered or distilled water

Method:

Dilute the 16 oz brown bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a 1% solution by dumping the bottle into a jug and adding 32 oz of filtered or distilled water; I just fill up the empty brown bottle with water and dump it in the jug twice. Now you have 48 ounces of a 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide.

Add 4 table spoons EACH:

Borax, Epsom salts, and Milk of Magnesia.

Shake the dickens out of the solution. I usually run a tub full of hot water and set the jug in the tub, and then when the tub cools where I can bathe my dog the solution is by then an agreeable temperature for the dog. Bathe the dog in doggy shampoo or what have you, get all the crusty lesions gently scrubbed up and loose skin and scabs off and rinse well. Now drain the tub and when empty plug it up again and now pour the jug of prepared solution over the dog. I use a plastic cup to scoop up the solution and keep pouring over the dog. I try to keep this up for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes I pull the plug, squeeze off any extra water with my hands and let the dog drip a bit in the tub, and then I take the wet dog with bare hands and put her in a crate with no bedding. Do not towel the dog off - you want as much of the solution to stay on the dog as possible, so it can 'work'. I allow the dog to drip dry in the crate with no bedding. It helps to have the house heat ON, and a nice tasty bone or high value chewy in the crate to distract the dog for a bit. After half an hour I let the dog out and towel dry as best I can and then let them work themselves dry by running all about the house. You do NOT rinse the solution off - you let it dry completely and that is it, until the next bath.

If you have a tiny dog, if you do not wish to make up such a large quantity of solution, the single batch is as follows:

  • 1-1/2 cups of 1% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tbsp MOM
  • 1 tbsp Epsom salts
  • 1 tbsp Borax

You may be able to put this into a spritzer bottle and spritz problem areas on your dog, of w hen dealing with the feet make up the solution and stand the dog in a basin or tub to soak just the feet, but I find it best to tackle the entire dog with a full body treatment first, before using the spot treatment approach.

I find the effects of the dipping solution last about 24 hours, so you could dip every other day. Some dogs may find this harsh to the skin, so a follow up with coconut oil applied topically after the dog has dried off may help areas that are getting dried out. Usually you can get a handle on the skin infection if you dip every other day for the first week and then reduce to every few days until it clears - it is something you have to play by ear as each dog is individual.

I would give it 3-6 weeks for results.

Please report back!"

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Posted By Dee (Chicago, Il) on 02/12/2015

"Hi Carrie, I also have a 10 yr. old English Bulldog. She has a terrible yeast infection. I've been feeding her Primal Raw Lamb for the last few years. Although Primal dog food is the best of the best. The Lamb is a hot protein and makes the yeast infection worse. My holistic vet had me change her to Turkey or Duck raw food. Really seems to be helping. Also giving her two capsules of Probiotics twice a day, along with a tablespoon of coconut oil twice a day. Hope this helps!"
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Posted By Tamara (Santa Cruz, Ca) on 05/29/2015

"Thank you all for taking the time to write this info.; your comments and suggestions have been far more helpful than anything else I could find on a website!"
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Posted By Denise (St. Louis Mo) on 05/30/2015

"I have a 6 year old black lab. Last July he started smelling so bad you couldn't be near him. we could not tell where the odor was originating. He just reaked. We bathed him in various shampoos recommend and the vet suggested a steroids, drops and an ear wash, even though neither ear looked infected or directly smelled. They also check his feet and could not find yeast. The smell did go away, but was back within a week. I looked to the Internet and found information suggesting apple cider and water spritz. It worked for a while, but the smell started returning, fortunately the weather turned cold and the smell was gone. With the hot humid days we've had recently, I've noticed the smell returning! I gave him a bath today with the medicated shampoo and then tried the solution suggested by Theresa and added a tablespoon of yogart to him food tonight. Still could not find any areas on his body. Hoping these things work, can't live with this mystery or smell!"
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Posted By Janet (Miami, Florida ) on 11/10/2015

"Thank you for sharing your story. I will be using those remedies."
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Posted By Kathy (Atx) on 11/14/2015

"Hi Theresa,

Question on the Borax in the water. You mention 1/8 teaspoon for females. Are you talking about the small dogs here? Because in the previous paragraph you state 1 t per liter.

Please clarify."

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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 11/14/2015

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

-----------------------------

How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

"Hey Kathy!

The 1 teaspoon per liter is for baking soda.

Ted's remedy is 1/8 borax in 1 liter of water for females. The weight is not important - the gender determines the dose.

Ted's original post on his borax protocol here:

http://ted.earthclinic.com/pets/borax-for-dogs.html"

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Posted By Sandra (Calgary) on 12/18/2015

"I have a male and a female - it's impossible to do separate water bowls only the male has the yeast problem, will it harm my female to drink this water?"
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Posted By Angela (Missouri) on 12/20/2015

"Hello,

I am new to all of this. My 8 yr old German Sheppard has a yeast infection all over his body. You say you have switched the diet over to completely RAW so do you mean raw meat? And if so, how can I do this at a low cost. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my dog but I am disabled and my income is very limited so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have coconut oil, green tree oil, acidophyllis but have no idea what to do with all of it. Please help with any suggestions to help get my sweet boy better.

Thanks so much,

Angela and

"Puppy""

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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 12/21/2015

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

-----------------------------

How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

"Hello Angela,

First things first when dealing with a yeasty dog; make sure the groceries you feed him are of the best possible ingredients. This means a grain free type diet. RAW meat diets or BARF - bones and raw food - diets tend to be superior over most dry kibbles, but you will have to google home made diets if you wish to go that route. All I suggest is to read your kibble ingredient list and if you see grain or corn in the first 5 ingredients it is time to upgrade to something else as corn is known to cause yeast and skin issues in dogs.

Next, to get a handle on a yeasty dog I start with a good sanitizing wash - Ted's Mange Remedy is a good place to start. I wash my dog and then rinse well, and then squeeze out excess water before doing the mange dip. This rinse is good for mange, but it also does a nice job at cleaning the skin and really cuts down the surface yeast. I would then follow that up with Ted's anti-fungal dip after that, every other day or so as needed until you get the skin under control.

Now, to fight the yeast from the inside out, you address the diet - and then I would consider alkalizing with baking soda in the water and alternating that with Ted's Borax protocol for dogs. I alternate between baking soda water or borax water several times to help clear out the yeast internally. Let me know if you need help finding those remedies on this site.

You can just add the acidophillus to his food - sprinkle on top. I rotate the brands of acidophillus to give as many different strains as possible.

Good luck!"

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Posted By Veronica (Rochester, Nh) on 01/26/2016

"My dog needs grain free and wild protein. I was feeding him Blue Basics Duck and Potato. This was very bad because of the potato, he lost a lot of fur and the yeast grew because of the potato. He is now on broccoli as a treat instead of carrots (less sugar) and Natural Balance Limited Ingredient diet along with a raw fish food. I also give him some plain yogurt daily and antifungal baths twice a week hopefully can reduce his baths to weekly (he would prefer only monthly).

It has been a long time finding out what works, and I'm not sure this is the answer but he is improving. I have been doing a lot of research on yeasty dogs. The main thing is to eliminate as much sugar as possible. Yogurt does have sugar but also the probiotics to out weigh the sugar. I need to add acidophilus to his diet but I can't find out the dosage for a small (17 lb.) dog. So far he is improving since I stopped the Blue Basics with potato and his beloved carrots (he loves broccoli to but not as much).

For the last year I have had my dog to the Vet probably once a month and they give him antibiotics. This was a "temporary fix", it only treated the symptoms, not the problem. I will take my dog to the vet, but I will be informed and ask many questions.

I will help my best friend with research and common sense. We know our pets better than anyone."

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Posted By Jan (Kilworthy, Ontario) on 02/06/2016

"Hi Veronica

I have two Cocker spaniels, and a Springer Spaniel. Spaniels are notorious for yeasty ears. My male Cocker spaniel (Oliver) is very sensitive to EVERYTHING. My daughter ( an animal behaviorist) did some extensive research on dog foods, highly recommended raw but second choice was "Natural Balance" dog food aswell. I tried it for about three years...the yeast problem was better but not gone. Then I did some more research and found a limited ingredient food called Performatrim. It is working much better than the "Natural Balance " for Oliver's yeast problems. However, like humans every dog is different so a trial basis is best for new foods.

Just thought I'd mention my success as Ollie's yeast issue didn't go away because of the potato starch in the "Natural Balance". It is much better now, but still not completely gone, his ears are bad....going to try the Apple Cider Vinager solution though...also on this site.

I have just started all the dogs on Turmeric, two of my dogs have cysts and have read good things about the turmeric reducing them and even curing them on this site. Will see if it also helps Ollie with his yeast.

This is an Awesome site, and I'm so happy to be saving $$$ that would have gone to the vet, sorrily they gouge pet owners and play on their emotions. I would far rather do holistic medicine on my pets, it is a less invasive approach to their aliments. Thank you all for your stories and recommendations."

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Posted By Janet (Cypress Texas) on 10/31/2016

"When my dog was a puppy, she had yeast infection, that was 14 years ago, my vet said to use Monistat cream, like women use, on her skin. Worked very well."
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Posted By Glenda (Columbus, Oh) on 11/05/2016

"Garlic ? No. and NO onions, leeks or chives. Garlic is part of the Allium family, & is five times more toxic to dogs than the rest of the Allium plants. Garlic can create anemia in dogs, causing side effects such as pale gums, elevated heart rate, weakness, and collapsing. Poisoning from garlic and onions may have delayed symptoms, so if you think your dog may have eaten some, monitor him or her for a few days, not only directly after consumption. http://www.akc.org/content/health/articles/human-foods-dogs-can-and-cant-eat/

?2016 American Kennel Club. All rights reserved."

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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 11/07/2016

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

-----------------------------

How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

"Glenda, you can safely feed garlic to dogs, and there are many documented health benefits.

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/garlic-for-dogs-poison-or-medicine/"

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Posted By John Handy. (S. Africa.) on 01/03/2017

"AVOID STEROIDS.

A vet gave my dog a 7 day course of steroids for what he said was inflamation in a back leg joint. He could not stand on the leg at all.

The steroids caused his stomach to bleed. I went to another vet who immediately told me to stop the steroids as they cause severe ulcerations of the stomach lining. He examined the leg as well and found that the two tendons over the knee were torn and he had to operate to fix it. The operation was a wonderful success. Probiotics are best for stomach problems. Especially for runny tummy."

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Posted By Melissa (Ct) on 01/04/2017

"I am a veterinarian. I do not gouge pet owners and I definitely do not play on their emotions."
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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 01/05/2017

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

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How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

"Thank you Melissa! I have not experienced 'bad' vets but I have heard my share of horror stories. Thanks for being one of the good ones!"
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Posted By Barbara (Fl) on 01/22/2017

"Cut out the potatoes in the dog food; sweet or regular! Potatoes are carbs = sugar. Sugar feeds yeast. I have a golden retriever that has been immune compromised since we got her at 10 weeks old. I finally stopped the steroids injections and put her on a grain free dog food that has salmon and green peas. No "dog cookies" anymore but she loves bell pepper, and green beans plus plain yogurt. The outbreaks are under control for the most part.

I use an antifungal shampoo on her (Malaseb) and also soak her feet in a solution of 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide mixed in a gallon of water. it helps it get into the nail bed where the fungus likes to live. I also use this as a final rinse after her bath...do not rinse off. I think if you cut out the potatoes in the diet you will start to see some results"

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Posted By Norma (Dallas) on 05/09/2017

"Hello, when you say no booster shots, do you mean while trying to get the yeast under control, or just no more booster shots?"
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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 05/09/2017

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

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How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

"Hey Norma,

Debbie's post is over a year old, so in case she does not respond I have some thoughts. If you are dealing with a puppy who has not had the initial puppy shots and a 1 year booster shot, then ideally you let your puppy heal and get the booster. If you are dealing with an adult dog who has had the puppy shots and 1 year booster, then - if it were my dog - I would not give any more shots or vaccines in any form, this includes kennel cough."

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Posted By Dianne (California) on 07/17/2017

"I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE RECOMMENDED. Through my own trial and error have ended up right where you are and have experienced the same. Thank you for taking the time to give your knowledge."
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Posted By Janie (Usa) on 09/21/2018

"It is NOT true that garlic is bad for dogs. It's all about dosage. My dogs eat garlic every day and have been for years.

It's one of the best natural antibiotics available. "

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Posted By Dano (Idaho) on 04/20/2022

"Apple cider vinegar contains negligible amounts of sugar, 0.4 grams of sugar per 100 grams ACV. The sugar is what the bacteria digest in order to create ACV."
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Posted By Karen Mitchell (Australia) on 06/12/2022

"I realise this is an old post, I'm putting this up for the readers. Candida thrives in an alkaline environment, ACV is alkalizing. ACV has very little to no sugar content. 1 teaspoon of ACV contains no sugar, 1 tablespoon contains 0.1g. ACV is also warming, so if you have a warm dog, then yes, avoid it. ACV balances PH and if you research, it is alkalizing... in turn it helps to keep the candida population in check"
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Posted By mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 06/13/2022

"Karen, did you mean to say that Candida thrives in an ACID environment?"
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