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Dog Yeast Infections

I have been treating my 4yr Shih Tzu Alfie for yeast infections since he was a pup and I have tried everything. I found out about the ACV/water solution yesterday.


He usually just has the yeast in his ears, but sometimes it spreads to the top of his head, which it has right now above both eyes from him scratching. He has some small scabs so there's open skin, and I'm wondering if I should still use the 50/50 solution on it?

I haven't been able to find anything on what to do with broken skin. Is there something else I can put on the open sores or should I apply the solution? I'm going to try the yogurt everyday and vinegar baths, but I was concerned about spraying the ACV/H20 on an open sore. I don't want to make him more miserable.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I'm hoping that after we get him going on these natural remedies there will be no more Benadryl, no more prednisone and expensive meds that don't even work! Thanks.


By Amber from MD

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November 2, 20100 found this helpful

There is a website that you can go to and ask all pet related questions. You can also friend on Facebook and watch many great videos made by Dr Wendy. I know her and the people that run petMD and they are excellent sources of information related to pets.

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November 3, 20100 found this helpful

We have neighbors who use nothing except plain yogurt. They apply it topically to any area that has sore spots like the ears or belly area, and their dogs get about 3 TBS each of yogurt every day and they love it so much, they try to eat the spoon. I was told by my vet that it was about as good as any high-powered medication you could give them.


It's so simple because anyone taking an antibiotic is subject to having a flare-up of yeast infection, and they are advised to eat plain yogurt to avoid it. I'll never forget it again. Two different pharmacists and my doctor told me. Poor doggie. I feel sorry for him. Yeast infections can be the most miserable things to deal with.

Wishing you the best,

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November 3, 20100 found this helpful

Prednisone made my dog worse. Could it be making your dog's yeast infection worse?

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November 3, 20100 found this helpful

Try using aveeno oatmeal baths. Also, you can make a mixture of plain Listerine 1/3 cup, 1/3 cup of baby oil, and 1/3 cop of warm water. Mix and put in spray bottle and spray on open sores and scabs, it won't hurt him. Also you may want to give him some Omega 3 for dogs you can probably get it at the health food store. Hope this helps!

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April 17, 20160 found this helpful

If it's yeast stay away from oatmeal. It breeds yeast!

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November 3, 20100 found this helpful

My Mom always kept Carobalated Vaseline (in brown jar) to use on all our dogs and cats. It always healed them. Might try a very old fashioned cure. Good Luck to you and your dog.

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November 5, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for all the ideas! I started the acv/h20 solution and its working! They love the yogurt and have been giving it to him everyday. He is getting better. I'm so glad I found this site. I stopped his Benadryl and we used to give him prednisone when it got unbearable for him, but I don't think he'll need it anymore, which is what I hope.


Thanks again everyone!

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September 2, 20130 found this helpful

Just remember to use organic, unfiltered, raw, cold pressed ACV. I highly recommend Bragg which is available in most markets.

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February 3, 20160 found this helpful

I have an 11 year old Shih Thu and have struggled with allergies,yeast and other akin problems. We ha e spent alot of time and money at the vet as well. I just found out about the ACV hydrogen peroxide and baking soda but when he scratches so bad to make wounds I use an antibiotic cream with pain relief and it seems to help the most. Good luck yeast has been our biggest problem and it will wear you down...

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