I was wondering if anyone knows if it would be o.k. to give my dog (107 lbs) baking soda and vinegar like I take. I was thinking maybe that would help with her yeast problem.
Baton Rouge, La, Usa
A lot of you have aske for "recipes" of apple cider vinegar mixtures for your dogs with canine yeast infections. I've searched all over the web and here are the ones I've found. I've been using the wipes and they seem to be working. My little gal's skin is returning to normal looking and the blackish skin and crust are going away. Today I used the ear solution and will report back in a few weeks to let you know the results. Meanwhile here are the recipes I've found: Vinegar Wipes for Canine Yeast Infections:
What you need: Apple Cider Vinegar (check ingredients for sugar; if sugar is present look at another brand) Clean pure (not tap water) water; 1 oblong Ziplock food storage container or plastic shoe box with lid; good quality paper towels (I use Bounty)
Solution: 1/4 cup ACV; 1 cup pure (not tap) water
Fold paper towels in half and place in the container pour ACV solution over towels and keep covered.
Wipe dog down 2 times a day with damp not soppy towel. Get between toes, all over dark skin areas, vaginal area (not inside). This should start to clean up the skin discoloration pretty quickly.
Vinegar Ear Wash for Yeast Infections in Canines
1 tablespoon of ACV; 1/4 cup pure water (not tap); small jar or container to put solution in; eye dropper
Mix solution, place in container and use dropper to put several drops of solution in each ear. Massage base of each ear after inserting solution. Wipe out with cotton ball NOT A COTTON. SWAB. Use a hair dryer on low heat at about 8 inches from dogs ear to dry up remaining moisture in dogs ear. You might also use the dryer after bathing your dog or after they go for a swim to dry up moisture inside ear. ALWAYS use LOW heat or cool setting for this otherwise you can burn the ear canal and ear.
Vinegar Rinse for Canines with Yeast Infections
2 cups ACV; 2 gal pure water (not tap); large pitcher or jug, pail or pot to hold mixture
Wash dog with anti-fungal shampoo and allow suds to stay on dog for about 15 minutes; Use a rubber brush to scrub dogs skin with shampoo. Rinse with clean water. Then pour ACV solution over your animal and leave on for 5 minutes then rinse off.
Salve for Canine Yeast Infections
2 to 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil; 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil.
Mix and use on skin where animal cannot lick. Do Not Use Tea Tree Oil alone. It will burn the animals skin.
I am not a vet; I've only researched these "recipes" from the web in various places. I figure anything is worth a try to stop my gal from scratching herself crazy. Try them, if they work, great if not discontinue.
For years we were told by more than one vet our dog had a allergy and was running thru something she was allergic to outside. We did not question this because Lady is not confined. We live semi rural and even though she is not confined to be 1/4 of a mile from us would be a rare distance for her to roam.
As she got older the odor connected with a yeast infection and other things connected to a yeast infection became so strong it was causing problems in our home and when we went to visit the grand kids. It got so bad I got on the Internet and started to read anything I could about skin problems in dogs. It was then that I learned what she hadsuffered with all these years was what seemed to be a yeast problem.
About 4-5 months ago after reading everything I decided to begin a treatment program on my own. After reading the different remedies suggested I decided on the following.
I started by giving her 3 baths a week that were 3 part deals. First was tea tree shampoo bath using one of those soar scrub things you put your hand in. Then let it stand on her for about 10 minutes and rinse. Next was the regular dog shampoo bath and rinse. Then a final rinse with a solution of 1/3 to 1/2 apple cider and water. Lady also was put on a strict grain free diet. We also started giving her a big spoonful of plain yogurt every night with her bedtime bite. WELL IT WORKED. She now has a full thick coat and not one bump or smell.
I need to also say that her fur is kept short to very short depending on the season.
We never expected these results. Lady is a old dog she will be 16 in just a couple of months. I so wish we would have learned this years ago. But I am sovery happy it will make her twilight years more comfortable.
This stuff works my dog looked like a hairless cat until we started treatment 1cup water & 1cup apple cider vinegar bath twice a week and 2 tablespoon vinegar in a gallon of drinking water for drinking and raw meat hamburger, fish, chicken, shrimp and some cooked meat too.
he smelled so bad that went away after 2 baths. he had yeast in his ears so we dipped cotton balls in 1tbs water and 1tbs vinegar salouation and cleaned his ears squeez out most of the wetness when you do the ears dont let it drip into the ear with in a 2 week time his hair started growing back now he is fully recovered it took about 2 months for him to get back to his old self.
Thank you so much this saved me about $600.00 in vet bills
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?
I've noticed a lot of people saying that they have their dogs on antibiotics for this sort of infection. That is the WORST thing to have them on for yeast, Candida Yeast is a FUNGUS, not a bacteria. A lot of you have said that your dog is on a combination of antibiotics and acidophilus (friendly bacteria that controls fungus AKA a PRObiotic). The antibiotics are killing the acidophilus that you've bought, plus killing all other friendly bacteria the dog has, therefore exacerbating the Yeast Infection and letting the Candida grow freely without any protection from what keeps them in control in the 1st place, friendly bacteria!
Long story short, antibiotics do nothing for a Yeast Infection, they usually cause one. Candida Yeast is the same microbe that occurs in a woman vaginally as well, it's a fungus and most women know what causes that... ANTIBIOTICS
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.
For chronic yeast infected skin, try going to the Feed store and bathing your dog in Chlorhexidine. That's what worked for my 8 yr old Shih Zsu who was chewing her skin off and her thick beautiful multi colored coat got so thin and wirery but now the sores and black spots are gone and hair is growing back. :) So happy to see her feel better. I learned this from grooming in a small shop.