Has anyone dealt with a yeast infection on a dog's paws? It is really bad and the vet has him on a special shampoo and medication. He is a shih tzu that was gave to me. He was sick and I have been doctoring him for 2 months. He has a raw spot on one paw. Can I put Neosporin on it?
By Anna50 from OH
My tale is long. But here goes. We have a Choc Lab (Woodrow) he is now 14 yrs young. He had chronic issues with yeast in the ears and the paws for most of his life. That is until about 7 years ago when I hunted down info on the net. Now there are stories left right an sideways about it but back then not so much.
You need to buy Thornit Powder. It is made and sold in England. This product works. It comes with the simple instructions and the suffering stops for the poor animal and for you too. The relief is overwhelming.
I purchased the small bottle and I have had my last bottle about 2 years. Just google it and see what people are saying about yeast infections, mites, paws and how well this works. They have been using this on the professional dog circuit in England for over 100 years. It is safe, effective and simple. My husband loves it.
I wish the best of luck to you and your dog.
You said you have been doctoring him but what did the vet tell you the dog has and what to do about it? You can't just guess at how to provide basic medical care for animals anymore than you can for children.
You need to look at diet, exercise and other health issues. For example, diabetes can be a strong underlying cause of chronic yeast infections in animals and humans.
You need to find out what's going on with the dog before you can treat them properly. It's also a good time to get or schedule their vaccinations and spay/neuter if you haven't already done that.
I used to dogsit a bulldog that kept a yeast infection in the fold of skin on his neck and brow area and the vet prescibed the same cream a woman uses for a vaginal yeast infection. Don't forget to clean the area well with soap and water before applying the medication. Good luck! (04/10/2009)
Yogurt, it works great on yeast. Just rub it a couple times a day on each place where the yeast is present. (04/10/2009)
This is long but worth reading. It is so hard to watch an animal suffer from this stuff. I have a solid white English Bull Terrier (Spuds). He was constantly chewing his paws and had a hot spot on his back. His candida load was so great that he had a seizure.
I took him to the vet where he was prescribed an anti-fungul and an antibiotic to get rid of a seconday bacterial infection. He was given one month of antibiotics and two weeks of the antifungul. Made no sense to me since antibiotics cause yeast overgrowth.
I began to research yeast infections. The problem begins in the intestines. If left untreated the yeast "grows" legs and attatches to the intestinal wall. The skin is just a manifestation of what is going on internally.
I changed my dogs food to Innove Evo which has low carbs. Rice, grain and cornmeal are your dog's enemy.
Through my research I found that coconut oil is an antifungul. I feed my guy two tablesoons in the morning and two in the evening. I mix it with Stonyfield plain yogurt and an enzyme and probiotic powder. It is important that the coconut oil is cold pressed and unrefined. I use Nutiva and you can find it at a health food store. He is free and clear of the overgrowth of yeast. I actually use it in my diet know too. Tastes good and is good for so many applications. (04/18/2009)
My dog has suffered from a yeast problem for the past 4 years. I have visited several vets and they have all told me that she has allergies. I was fed up so I began reading on the internet on how to cure this myself. I came across this website and everything she recommends I have done and the results have been incredible. Go to greatdanelady.com and click on articles and read about systemic yeast infections under urgent. Get your dogs blood taken and check for thyroid issues and follow all of the kits she suggest you buy. I only wish I read that article years ago. (05/03/2009)
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