Yeast Infections
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Beat Pet Yeast Infections: Raw Diet & Natural Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

Posted by Janice (Coloma, Mi) on 09/14/2009

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.

Replied by Mindy
(Baton Rouge, La, Usa)

I have been bathing my dog with baking soda and it stopped the smell, but I am going to try it with the Vinegar and see if that helps.... I had a friend tell me to bathe her with the baking soda and rinse her with the vinegar, but never did and I think she is giving it to my other dog now.... They both do the same thing all day long, bite their feet and scratch.

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes

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Posted by Schnauzergal (Weatherford, Tx, Usa) on 05/02/2013

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.

Replied by Georgina
(Washougal, Wa)


Just want to remind cat owners that tea tree oil is toxic to cats!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baths

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Posted by Ozarkian (Lake Of The Ozark's, Missouri) on 03/03/2013

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes

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Posted by Toni (Torrance, Ca.) on 02/09/2010

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

Replied by Kala

Hi! Did you bathe your dog with a specific shampoo before rinsing him with water and apple cider vinegar mixture?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes
Posted by Shiba-enu (Romeo, Mi) on 09/01/2009

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Robin (Maysville, Ga.) on 08/13/2015

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.

Thanks BUNCHES!!

Replied by Suseeq
(Sydney, Australia)

Dear Robin, one of my dogs is taking kefir for his yeast infection, he has improved not cured as yet but he has only been on it for just over two weeks he is not scatching as much as he was so we are hopeful and I think it will take a couple of months, I believe you have to treat this from the inside, so go ahead and try it .

Apple Cider Vinegar, Rubbing Alcohol

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Posted by Marie (Guam) on 06/17/2014

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?

Replied by Marigold

My boxer had the same symptoms. After prescription treatment of ear wash and two bottles of Posatex (for ear yeast), she still had badly inflamed ears and paw chewing. It ended up being food allergies, so now she's on an elimination diet. Chicken is in everything (including most of the homemade meals!! ), so now she gets alternate proteins like lentils, navy beans, etc. Do a search for vegetarian dogs, or alternate proteins sources for vegan dogs, etc for a list of suggestions.
Good luck!

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Marie!

The bumps sound like a natural effect from the antimicrobial action of the ACV. Likely anything that would cause healing would raise these pustules.

If this were my dog this is what I would do:

1 - Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 liter of pure water and have this be the only water your dog can drink for 7 days. On day 8 you can reduce to one quarter teaspoon of baking soda and use that as a maintenance dose.

2 - I would bathe the *entire dog* in Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-Staph solution. You will need:

Milk of Magnesia [magnesium hydroxide]
Epsom salts [magnesium sulfate]
Borax [sodium tetraborate]
1% hydrogen peroxide solution [start with the 3% solution you buy in the brown bottle at the super market or drug store]


Empty hydrogen peroxide into larger bottle - I use an empty 1 gallon vinegar jug. Add to this 32 oz filtered or distilled water - I just refill the hydrogen peroxide bottle twice - and dump into the jug. What this does is change your 3% hydrogen peroxide into 1% hydrogen peroxide. You now have 48 oz of solution. To this add 4 tablespoons EACH of Milk of Magnesia, Epsom Salts, and Borax. I cap the jug and then let it sit in a sink of hot water to get it up to a nice warm temperature. When the solution is warm, I then bathe my dog in the tub and make sure I rinse out the soap well, and then use my hands to wipe down the body to remove as much water from the hair as possible. When the skin is so reactive take care to not rub it harshly or scrub it else you may raise more bumps. I then allow the tub to drain and when the bath tub is empty I stop up the drain and then pour the jug of warm solution over my dog. I use a plastic cup to scoop up the solution from the bottom of the tub so I can pour it over my dog again. Keep this up for at least 10 minutes - dosing the dog over and over again with the solution, making sure it reaches everywhere and particularly on the affected areas. I let my dog drip off in the tub and then I put him in a crate with no bedding to continue to air dry for another half an hour - temperature permitting. The solution continues to work when wet, so the air dry process in the crate allows the solution to continue the therapeutic action until your dog is dry.

3 - After treating the entire dog you can make up a smaller dose of the solution and apply it with a spray or misting bottle to the affected areas - you can spray them down 3-4 times a day.

Avoid Antibiotics

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Posted by Ajvk (Cambridge, Ma) on 01/07/2011

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

Avoid Chicken Meal in Foods

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Posted by Karen (Florida) on 12/20/2015


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 food. It has greatly changed. Yes, use the remedies mentioned but also get rid of chicken meal!!

Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Soap

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Posted by Lorrie (Orlando, Florida) on 01/03/2016

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.

Replied by Lorrie
(Orlando , Florida)

This is an update on my dog, and my use of the Benzoyl peroxide, since January. I am still bathing him with it, and I am seeing my old dog coming slowly back to his old self. He's still not 100 % so I will continue to use it until he is. The black skin is slowly going away, and he is chewing way less, still scratching some. Biggest improvement is his energy, instead of staying in his box he is back out with the family again. will continue to update.


Posted by Em (San Francisco) on 11/09/2015


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.

Borax and Peroxide

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Posted by Linda P (Ohio) on 08/23/2014

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:

Replied by Marilyn

Do you mean Borax as in Borax soap located in the laundry detergents at my local grocery store? Don't want to give my dog the incorrect thing for her yeast infections.

Most grateful in Florida, MJS

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Marilyn,

Yes - the same borax you see in the laundry aisle. Make sure it is plain borax and not scented or mixed with anything else.

Borax and Peroxide
Posted by Evelyn (Thousand Oaks, California) on 04/24/2014

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

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Evelyn!

You can use Ted's Mange remedy [borax/hydrogen peroxide solution] safely on all parts of your dog. To treat the paws you can treat 1 paw at a time in a dish tub of the solution, and you can use a wash cloth to cleanse her vulva.

If this were my dog I would consider Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy:

Anti fungal/staph skin solution - you will need:

Milk of Magnesia [magnesium hydroxide]

Epsom salts [magnesium sulfate]

Borax [sodium tetraborate]

1% hydrogen peroxide solution [you make this by using one 16 oz brown bottle of the 3% hydrogen peroxide from the drug store, and adding 32 oz of pure water to it, making 48 oz of a 1% solution -clear as mud?]

Mix 1 tbsp of MOM with 1 tbsp epsom salt and 1 tbsp borax into 1-1/2 cups of 1% hydrogen peroxide. Apply and do not rinse. This solution should knock out any staph infection or yeast infection going on in the skin. I actually make up this solution in a gallon jug and then bathe and rinse clean my dog really well. I then squeeze out any water in the coat with my hands, allow the tub to drain, and then plug the tub and pour the solution over the dog and then scoop up the solution with a plastic cup and pour over again and again for 10 minutes. You can thoroughly flush the up into the vulva and around the vulva with this solution as well. Then I take the soaking wet dog and place it in a crate for half and hour to drip dry; the solution is still working as long as its wet. After half an hour I let the dog out and towel dry.

Now, the vaginal yeast infection can be addressed in a couple of ways. If the bath in the MOM solution doesn't provide relief, you can purchase products for women and apply both externally around the vulva, and even insert into the vulva. I would also mix 3 teaspoons of raw, unpasteurized, 'with the mother'/live cultures, organic Apple Cider Vinegar into half a can of wet dog food [grain free quality chow please] and offer the ACV spiked wet food twice a day.

Additionally, the addition of 1 teaspoon of baking soda in one half liter of drinking water may also help and will calm problem skin in a matter of hours. Once the skin is under control, for long term maintenance use 1/2 tsp of baking soda per liter of water.

It is important to understand *why* your dog is experiencing skin issues; do they stem from seasonal allergies, or improper diet or ?? The antibiotic/steroid regimen works to make things better temporarily but with long term consequences; the 'good' bacteria in the GI tract get removed along with the bad bacteria when the dog is on antibiotics and that will cause skin problems all by itself. So it is important to feed your dog a quality chow, as often a high grain diet will cause skin issues, and then to supplement that diet with probiotics of some sort, ie acidophillus such as DDS w/FOS or PB8 to restore the good bacteria in the gut that eat the yeast.

Replied by Evelyn
(Thousand Oaks, Ca)

Thanks so much Theresa. I tried this yesterday by using the anti-fungal and anti-staph remedy. However, I scaled it up by quite a bit because the 1.5 cups of 1% hydrogen peroxide was not enough to fill the little wash bin that I had my dog in. I used about a 32OZ bottle of hydrogen peroxide and scaled everything up by that, and ended up with 12 cups of liquid and 1/2 cup each of the MOM, epsom salt, and borax. Hopefully this is ok? I washed her by pouring the mixture and using a wash cloth for 10 minutes. I was going to let her drip dry but she was shivering- it got cold last night all of a sudden, so eventually I towel-dried her after only 10 minutes. She was still shivering a lot so I blew-dry her a little- avoiding the problematic areas.

Last night she slept through the night first time without scooting or chewing her paws. But this morning she started chewing her paws a little and a little scooting. I am wondering, how often can I do this bath for her? Can I spot-treat her daily- using your exact formula- (1.5 cups 1% hydrogen peroxide)for a while or is this too much? I have ordered a cranberry powder for her a while ago and wonder if this would work to help her itchy vulva as well?

I cook her food everyday. she gets organic chicken, grass-fed beef, lamb sometimes, pork sometimes but quite rarely. She is also eating dog food that is raw, but dried- it is made of lamb and lamb organs and contains probiotics. Should I add additional probiotics in addition to that? she doesn't eat much of that dog food. most of the time she eats the boiled meats I make for her. I do cook it thoroughly, however. I have PB8 probiotics- the green bottle, do I just empty the capsule into her food?

Thanks so much for your help! I just need a little more clarification to make sure I am doing it correctly. It does seem to help already- but I think she will need a couple more treatments to heal. Thanks again.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Evelyn!

You certainly can spot treat areas - and I have used this many, many times - its OK to bathe the entire dog daily if you need to/spot treating doesn't prove effective.

I think the itchy vulva is yeast related - cranberry might be warranted but I suspect you will have more of the desired result with baking soda added to the water, and ACV in her food. I have actually taken the probiotic gel caps apart and sprinkled the probiotics on the food, and then reused the gel caps and filled them with ACV and hid that in some cheese so my dog would take it that way. I had *overnight* results for a itchy vulva with the ACV in combination with a woman's topical anti yeast/miconozole etc.

If you are making a home diet I would add a variety of probiotics - Shiff's Digestive Advantage, PB8 - switch it up as you want a variety of flora to populate the GI tract.

Replied by Karen
(La Quinta Ca Winter and Summer Vancouver Bc)

my 3 year old frenchie Lucy has shown signs of food intolerances since she was a pup, she was probably over vaccinated as well, needless to say she developed hives, I went to the vet shot of steroids and the problem came back. Saw a holistic vet went on raw food diet but the problem even with raw it has a lot of carbohydrates. My little Lucy had black skin always had a sore vulva, scooted and cried and her stomach area was black and she is a biscuit colored dog. Finally after disappointment at the dermatologists and the holistic vets I checked online for hours.

What I am doing now and what seems to work is baths using selsun blue shampoo,, apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide mixed with water as a rinse and for the staph infection and sores on her belly Ted's formula which is Hydrogen peroxide, borax and Milk of Magnesia and Epsom salts,, I use this mixture in a spray bottle on her tummy and vulva at least once to twice a day,, now after almost 3 weeks we are starting to see a big improvement,, also she is now on raw without any carbs and we are hoping she recovers 100% hope that helps!

Borax and Peroxide Baths, Dietary Changes

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Posted by Kery (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ) on 08/26/2017

My dog has been suffering from a yeast infection for about a year now. We aren't 100% rid of it yet, but we are finally seeing progress! He was stinky and lost his fur on his belly, tail area, under his legs and around his eyes. Now his fur is growing back, the smell is gone and he is scratching less. What worked for him were baths of borax/hydrogen peroxide/water without rinsing or towel drying. His diet was changed to Nutri Source food -seafood grains. I also give him probiotics every morning. It's getting better everyday!

Borax and Peroxide, Dietary Changes

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Posted by Ly (Wilmington, Delaware) on 02/26/2013

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

Good luck to all.

Replied by Andie
(Denver, Co)

I also have a dog we adopted (pitt/boxer/husky) at age 1.5. Within a year she was itching more and licking her paws. A few months ago she had an ear that was red/crusty/smelly. I cleaned it twice a day w/ peroxide and applied Neosporin. After about a week it looked much better and eventually went away. But then she started getting reddness in the folds of her legs which started to get worse quickly, so I took her to the vet, told her about the ear and asked if it could be a yeast prob. She said it was probably more bacterial and put my dog on Antiboitics and Temeril (steroid/benedryl combo pill). Anyway the infection cleared in about a week, but came back quickly a few days after she finished the Abx. So I decided to do the peroxide cleaning like I did w/ her ear. I also decided to transition her to a better food (Avoderm rotating diet) and give her a spoonful of plain yogurt a couple times a day. I also bathe her w/ Tea Tree oil shampoo. It's been a couple weeks now and her skin looks back to normal. Yay! Wish I would have gone w/ my instincts and tried the home yeast remedies first.

Replied by Andrea
(Kansas City)

How did you use the Borax and peroxide to heal your dog's skin?

EC: Hi Andrea,

Please see Ted's borax and peroxide treatment for mange here for the recipe.

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