Personally I would only want to go by the professional advice and medicine prescribed by our Vet regarding this topic.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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My Labrador also gets yeast infections. I recommend taking your dog to the vet for consultation and to receive a medicated ointment or lotion; if you can, try to avoid antibiotics and steroids as these do more to compromise your dog's immune system, leaving it more vulnerable to chronic problems for the rest of its life. If it is a urinary or female yeast infection you can add cranberry supplements to her diet to help relieve symptoms, these work by changing the ph balance of the dog's internal environment to be too acidic for the bacteria that is causing the problem. If it's an ear yeast infection, you must keep the area clean using a gentle ear cleaning solution(look for something that does not contain fragrance, alcohol, glycerin, or other irritants) or you can make your own solution by asking the vet for a recommended recipe. If it is a skin yeast infection, you must shave off the hair, clean the spot with a gentle cleanser, and use a gentle antimicrobial lotion or spray to remove the bacteria from the location. The number one thing you need to be with infections of this nature is consistent and persistent. Even if it looks as though the infection is gone, you need to continue treatment for at least a week longer. I also recommend switching your dog to a low carb diet, meaning avoid anything that contains grains, especially as the first ingredient listed as that means that their food is mostly made up of fillers. It will be more expensive to feed your dog a low carb diet, but it's much cheaper to switch diets now, because if you don't you're looking at tons of vet visits for the rest of your dog's life. Also, in their natural diet dogs and wolves do not get any grains at all, so you're adding something to their diet that their bodies are not equip to deal with, which causes many other issues, from organ failure to diabetes to something as simple as chronic yeast infections. I currently have my dog on a no carb, low veggie, high meat diet and it has saved us so many trips to the vet. Many vets assume that chronic yeast infections are caused by an allergy, but in reality, in most cases it is just a symptom of their immune system being compromised by getting too much of a food that they normally should not have any of. Veggies contain enough carbs for a dog's system, they do not, and should not have corn, wheat, flour, or most rice. A small amount of brown, whole rice is ok, because they do not break it down and it acts like fiber. I hope I have helped you and your dog, good luck!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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