Dog Yeast Infections
An overgrowth of yeast which leads to a yeast infection are common in dogs. Yeast infections in dogs are usually associated with the ear and characterized by wax residue and scabbing around the ear. Yeast is really a symptom of what can be a variety of possible underlying conditions:
possible causes of dog yeast infections:
- Bacterial infection
- Other ear damage or issues
If you look even deeper it is likely that whether there is an association with an underlying condition or not, yeast overgrowth in dogs likely comes from a poor diet, overuse of antibiotics or other substances which harm gut ecology.
How to recognize dog yeast infections
- Excessive rubbing of the ears or tilting of the head
- Waxy residue and scabbing around the opening of the ear
- Scabby, or reddened skin
- Yellow, or bloody discharge
- Unusual Odor
- Hair loss around the ear
- Appearance of Disorientation; loss of balance, hearing, walking in circles
It may be difficult to recognize if your dog has a yeast infection. Any dog can get a yeast infection, however, yeast infections are most common in female dogs. With the modern dog food diet, more and more dogs have come victim to yeast infections due to poor digestion and gut condition.
what to do about dog yeast infections
Use probiotics, probiotics, and probiotics! Probiotics are extremely effective in preventing and addressing dog yeast infections. Healthy bacteria will work on eating away yeast causing bacteria in your dog's body and help your dog to avoid further yeast infection problems.
- If your dog's yeast problem is associated or accompanied by allergies, you may want to add a digestive enzyme supplement to his meals. Digestive enzymes relieve the stress on the dog's body to digest a processed diet. The enzymes break down the food your dog eats, removing the possibility that putrifying food is causing bacteria overgrowth in the dog's body.
Supplements for Dog Yeast Infections
What we recommend for dog yeast infections
When your dog has a yeast infection, it is an opportunity to improve his overall gut health and immune response with Probiotics:
1. Give 2x the recommended dosage of Probiotics for 1 week or until the bladder infection wanes, then resume normal dosage as a wellness program. If your vet has prescribed antibiotics, you may want to increase probiotic supplementation to 2x dosage every 3 hours if possible to allow for a healthy balance of intestinal flora to support your dog's immune system during and after your dog's bladder infection.
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2. If your dog's yeast infection is associated or accompanied by allergies, you may want to add a digestive enzyme to his meals. Digestive enzymes relieve the stress imposed on the body to break down a processed diet and help your dog to completely digest his meal. This process will keep putrifying food from lingering longer in the dog's body, thus causing further yeast and bacteria issues.
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