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Treating a Dog's Yeast Infection

How much apple cider vinegar and yogurt do you give for a 50 or so pound with a very bad yeast infection?

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January 23, 20150 found this helpful

How certain are you that the problem is a yeast infection of the ear? If you are trying to treat your dog's ear yeast infection, there are many possible answers online. Below are two sites that may help; the first from the very helpful "Webmd", an excellent medical resource, and the second from "healthy pets"

http://pets.web  revention?page=2

http://healthyp  -like-crazy.aspx

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January 23, 20150 found this helpful

Addition to my first answer-you state your dog has a "very bad yeast infection". I suggest you take your dog to your vet for immediate treatment. Home treatments will not be effective if the infection has developed over a long period and your dog is suffering as aresult.

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January 24, 20150 found this helpful

How are you giving this? Are you feeding it to him, or smearing it on, or what? Who told you to do this?

Think about it. If you had a vaginal yeast infection, would you smear some yogurt on it, or would you go out and get Monistat, fast?

This is just as irritating to your dog as it is to you when you get a yeast infection. The only way to get rid of it is to get real medicine. You get that from the vet.

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February 24, 20150 found this helpful

Vetericyn solution or hydrogel as it will kill bacteria and yeast on the skin surface and is as safe as distilled water. TrizUltra + Keto by Dermapet is gentle and effective for bacterial and yeast ear infections.

Yogurt

Plain (raw, lacto-fermented, or unpasteurized) yogurt with live cultures - No added sugar or fruit.

Live yogurt contains probiotic bacteria. However, while some people advocate just adding a spoonful of plain, live yogurt to your dogs food, others warn against dairy products with dogs, mostly because of the risk of lactose intolerance. If you do decide to feed your dog a spoonful of yogurt, make sure that it is a live yogurt, and that it is the plain variety with no sugar or artificial sweetener, as this will do your dog more harm than good.

Fruit-flavored yogurts are absolutely off limits for your dog, even if he does like them. This is because of the sugar levels. Also, only add the yogurt to the food until your dog's digestive problems clear up.

Small breed: 1 teaspoon

Medium breed: 1 tablespoon

Large breed: 2 tablespoons

Acidophilus Dosage

To work effectively, probiotics need to be given in high doses. This is because they need to survive a journey through the acidic stomach and small intestine to reach the large intestine, where the good bacteria do all their work. According to "Modern Dog" magazine, your dog needs to consume millions or billions of live acidophilus bacteria.

A dog probiotic product should indicate the number of colony forming units (CFUs) per gram of probiotic. This translates, for example, into 1x106 CFU for 1 million per gram and 1x109 CFU for a ratio of 1 billion per gram. Because probiotics are not drugs, giving an exact dosage is not so important, according to Dr. Shawn of the Paws & Claws animal hospital in Plano, Texas. He also says that the daily dose range for dogs is between 20 to 500 million CFUs, whereas people need between 3 and 5 billion CFUs per day.

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