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Old 01-15-2013, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Higgins has a yeast infection on his underside. I am doing regular baths and wipe-downs daily with the anti fungal shampoo the vet gave us. He's very itchy and miserable. It's been a couple weeks. He has redness and some black spots.

We've changed his food and treats to grain free mixed with the hypoallergenic from the vet.

Has anyone else dealt with this and how long will it take to cure? I hate to see him like this.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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feed of the treat may contain an food alergin if the vet gave you Hypo allergenic food to try you must use it for treats as well to have any meaningfull results. that said yeast infection especial skin infection are ussual caused by an underlying condition like allergies and until that is controlled controling the yeast infection is unlikely.

When it comes to allergies food is often blamed and rarely the cause food allergies acount for at best 10-15% of allergies in dog and even then dogs with food allergies a full 85% also have atopy, at least one allergy to inhallent or contact ie pollen, dust etc. I recommend seeing a dermatological specialist to work through skin issue in the long run it general saves money,.
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Yes, Yes oh yes I am and I do deal with this. And while I agree that allot of dogs deal with environment allergies both my 2 with allergies seem to be triggered by food. So while I'm not trying to start anything that's 50% of my dogs.

And after I changed Marlo's food (Bullmastiff) she has been great. Maybe we'll see this spring if anything pops up but so far so good.

And Turtle all her stuff has started after she got into something and it has taken me a long time to get her straightened out each time. She was doing great until she got a loaf of bread and now it's one thing after another. So yes I am trying to get her straight once again.

And if I were you do not let them put him on antibiotic's if you can help it. I had to do that to Turtle and her ears blew up. Now my vet has her on ketoconazole. I had never heard of it so I looked it up, well it can damage her liver. So I'm not very happy about it but I decided not to fight with the vet....this time. Oh yes I can be a pain in the tosh.

But Mikey is right you will have to be very careful what goes into your dog and it takes a while to find out what the dog is allergic to. Flea bits is another thing that can cause them to itch. I'm told there are allot of dogs allergic to flea bits.

You can rinse him in apple cider vinegar and water and rinse him after bathing. You can use organic coconut oil internally and externally. It is a natural inflammatory, my dogs love it. I use Nutiva and I buy it in a big container and I use it for cooking and sometimes mix it with my smoothies as well.

Start with a teaspoon and work slowly up to a Tablespoon. I feed it a few times a week.

I have a book that gives recipes for an allergy dog but they are long and not sure you want to go through all that. But I love this book so I will post the name as I think it is something I could not live without.

Natural Health For Dogs and Cats. written by Dr. Richard H Pitcairn D.V.M. PH.D & Susan Hubble Pitcairn

And one more thing do not give any more shots till you get him out of all this. And maybe a dermatologist is a good idea if there is one in your area. Or a holistic vet those are few and far between here so I haven't had the pleasure.

Good luck and keep use posted.




So I went back and read your other posts and know you already know allot of this so disregard it if it is something you already know. I am very passionate about this because I have had to have allot of help with it and it's an ongoing issue with Turtle. I just want to help others with it as it does make you feel so bad for them.

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Herzo,

Thank you for your post, Lucas has had skin problems over the years (stupidly didn't take him to a dermatologist & have just plodded/struggled on). Diet, raw has make a great difference with treats of potato & fish, don't like the potato but it's the only time they get it. On another forum (dare I say that) Coconut Oil has been talked about with good results so have just Googled Nuvita & can get it here in the UK & not a bad price. So will add to my very long list & cuboard of Home remedies. Thank you will give it a go! Best wishes.
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Thank you for your post, Lucas has had skin problems over the years (stupidly didn't take him to a dermatologist & have just plodded/struggled on). Diet, raw has make a great difference with treats of potato & fish, don't like the potato but it's the only time they get it. On another forum (dare I say that) Coconut Oil has been talked about with good results so have just Googled Nuvita & can get it here in the UK & not a bad price. So will add to my very long list & cuboard of Home remedies. Thank you will give it a go! Best wishes.
Your so welcome. I sometimes think I am beating a dead horse as we tend to go over the same things. But it helps me to find out what others have done and do and I really want to help others as i feel that most of the time vets tend to cover up the problem and not to fix it.

And I don't think that will last for there life time. I hope it helps I thought that it did for the Turtle but not sure. I was very busy when the loaf of bread thing happened so I didn't get to try all that I needed to do for her.

I am working on my home remedy list as well. I did have to go to the vets for this ear not sure why I let her talk me into this pill I just wanted otomox (sp) and baytril.

And since I switched Marlo to raw her stomach has healed up and I haven't had it come back. She's been on it a little over a year.
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Thank you for the advice. I am doing vinegar and yogurt and we'll see how he does with that. I'll keep everyone posted.
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I'm told there are allot of dogs allergic to flea bits.
number 1 allergy in dogs nearly 50 % of all allergy complaints.
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Definitely i think yogurt will give the best result for this.

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I asked Gorgeous Guineas: Welcome To Gorgeous Guineas HQ! about this kind of problem in Bassets, Guinea Pigs Suffer from what is classed as a fungal skin infection, and I've used these products on my rescue pigs for years when they get an outbreak. I prefer to go natural if at all possible I have eczema and find some of the vet recommended washes upset my skin, so if it's upsetting my skin what is it doing to my animals??

Bella occasionally gets a shampoo with these shampoos because they smell fab and she doesn't. Her coat shines and she's never had an itchy skin problem, so I feel very lucky.

Chrissie sent me a reply recommending Microneem Gorgeous Guineas: MicroNeem for yeast infections in Bassets.

I know I'm in the UK but I'm sure there would be a similar product in the US.

I have been known to use the coconeem melt on Bella's snout when she's scuffed her skin digging holes in the garden, it works a treat at calming it down.
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Thanks Nuttypigs (the name suits now ) I'm going to look into that for Margs - she can have bad reactions to the shampoos that are supposed to be helping... really frustrating!!
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