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Home Remedy for Dog Skin Yeast Infection

  • March 29, 2018
  • By MaggieLovesOrbit
Home Remedy for Dog Skin Yeast Infection

My dog is finally free of her skin yeast infection

It’s been 6 weeks and Orbit is finally yeast free.  I wanted to give it some time before I celebrated because we’ve been battling her yeast infection for the past 1+ years.

In this article I’ll outline all the different treatment plans that got her 50% better until finally that last step that cured her.  And I haven’t seen any signs of yeast for a month and a half.

Yeasty Ears and Yeasty Paws |Symptoms started at 8 months

When she was 8 months old her ears started to have that funny smell.  As the months progressed it moved to her paws … sometimes her belly.  At its worst, her muzzle had dark stains and she had pustules around her ears.

What is a natural remedy for yeast infection in dogs?

I tried it all.  The vinegar mix, the ACV mix, hydrogen peroxide, different sprays, different supplements, raw, allergy tests, holistic vet, diluted betadine, colloidal silver, different shampoos … I practically have almost every solution in my medicine cabinet.

At one point I they also were getting bit by fleas and I found a natural product to rid the yard of that problem.   My other one was rashy and got diagnosed for allergies and put on Apoquel.

Through diet, allergy tests, and regular cleaning – her symptoms improved 50%.

But try for the life of me and 3 different vets we couldn’t figure out how to cure her completely.

In case you’re wondering as to what we tried for food (giving it at least 2 months at a time) we did raw, (prepped and DIY) and currently on DIY home cooked meals under the guidance of our vet.


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Yeast is fungal – You need Ketoconazole in the ingredient list to kill the yeast on your dog

You’ve seen all the different veterinarian articles (click here for one of them) to outline that yeast is fungal.

For the longest time I was trying to figure out how to get her immune system stronger and heal her from the inside out.  But other than bathing and cleaning her I didn’t look too closely at another topical solution.

You Also Need an Antiseptic – Chlorhexidine to get rid of Yeast on Your Dog

I was using shampoos that had chlorhexidine.  I loved the line from Duoxo (purchased it on Amazon).   I thought that ingredient was enough but after the upteenth article read after midnight when her yeast problem was keeping me up – I realized I never looked for a product that had ketoconazole.

How do I get rid of yeast on my dog’s paws?

I found this spray on Amazon, paid for the expedited shipping and waited for it’s arrival.

It’s the PetMD Antiseptic and Antifungal Medicated Spray and its active ingredients have Chlorohexidine, Ketocconazole, and Essential Fatty Acids, Aloe and Vitamin E.

How can I treat my dog’s yeast skin infection at home?

When the product arrived I immediately applied it quite liberally at full strength to Orbit’s affected areas.  I sprayed her belly, her paws, and put some on a cotton pad and wiped her muzzle, her head and behind her ears with it.

10 minutes later she turned beet red.  As in OMG what did I just do to my poor dog.

She didn’t look inflamed, or itch or look uncomfortable but her redness made me and others around her feel uncomfortable.

She stayed this red for 3 days.

Apply this spray with caution

And I learned to dilute the product.  I put some in a mug and the solution was probably 3 to 1.  And the next time 4 to 1.  And the time after that 5 to 1.

I continued to clean her very slightly – every other day.

By the next weekend she was yeast free.

I didn’t want to do the happy dance.   After all we’d been at this for over a years and this was too good to be true.

After all the vets, all the supplements, all the different remedies … this little bottle that had the key ingredients of chlorhexidine and ketoconazole finally cured Orbit from her yeast infection.

Now that it’s been over 6 weeks as I write this, I am comfortable in sharing this remedy with others.

Please note I am not a vet.  We actually went to three different vets spending upwards of a thousand dollars trying to find a remedy.  And we did this over the span of a year and a half.  Although she improved under the care of the vet, she wasn’t symptom free until I tried this product.

All dogs are different – and if you do use this product please dilute it and sample it on a small section of your dog’s skin prior to full application.  I was too eager to try it and should have done that initially as well.


It’s been a little over a year.  I’ve referred other dog moms to this product and thus far the responses and feedback have been great.  Using this spray has gotten rid of the yeast infection on their dogs.

I still have it in my medicine cabinet.  Orbit can get yeast outbreaks but I know how to stay ahead of it.  When her ears get really bad then it’s a sign to check her paws as well.  I clean her ears with the ear cleaner from the vet and use this spray on her paws and knock on the wood … no more yeast on my dog.


how I cured my dog's yeast infection


Hannah Zulueta and her two dogs Maggie and Orbit

Hello my name is Hannah and I dance with my dogs.  A self proclaimed Boston Terrier addict, (aka breed advocate) I started this blog because there isn’t enough space to write on our Instagram.  Maggie is my socially awkward one; which I find highly relatable because I am completely out of place in large groups myself.  And Orbit is my sensitive flower.  Blow on her skin wrong (ok I might be exaggerating) and she breaks out in a rash.

You won’t read about cats here… but you will get a fairly large dosage of articles dedicated to the Boston Terrier.    Read more about us. 

By MaggieLovesOrbit, March 29, 2018
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  • Michelle & Watson
    March 29, 2018

    Thank you for the wonderful info!! Not totally the same problem, but we had to switch food to get rid of tear stains too. There are so many factors in play, just like with humans!

    Woof Xo,
    Michelle & Watson

  • Michelle
    March 31, 2018

    I read your article on yeast infections, my Boston age 6 has never had a single health issue until diagnosed with cork screw tail, have you heard of this condition as I have never before now ?

  • Kathy
    March 22, 2019

    You said you diluted the spay…Was it 3 parts water to 1 part spray??? or the other way around???

  • Christine Keith
    May 13, 2019

    I’m praying this works, I will be back to confirm. It’s in my Amazon cart and being ordered right now. I too have 3 kinds of medicated shampoos, probiotics, kelp, fish oil, 2 kinds of sprays, a permanent spray bottle of 50/50 ACV mix. Poor guy is miserable. We tried antibiotics when he first had it on his belly, made it worse. Thank you for writing this!

    • Maggie Loves Orbit
      May 20, 2019

      Hi Christine – checking in – how is he doing?

  • Kelly
    May 20, 2019

    How often did you spray your dog the first couple of days?
    I have read your blog and you wrote my story — I am so hoping that this is the miracle I have been hoping for. Fingers crossed.

    • Maggie Loves Orbit
      May 20, 2019

      Hello Kelly.

      The first round I sprayed her full strength the first time. Her skin was raw from yeast and she turned bright red. I waited two day and diluted it applied again. And then I did it two days later and she was fixed.

  • Carolyn
    June 11, 2019

    I am going to try this… I too have tried many shampoos, fish oil, probiotics, raw diet, etc.

  • Maggie Loves Orbit
    June 28, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I’ve had other dog moms tell me the same. Yay to yeast being gone!

  • Catherine
    January 14, 2020

    Hello I just read this and having serious problems with my new Boston Terrier that is now just made 16 weeks, but started at 10 weeks scratching himself terribly all over and now it is really bad . I have tried it all of course and the Benadryl helps some but of course I don’t care to give him medicine at this age already but there is no other way . I want to try this you have shared just now but can you please explain the equal parts exactly ?

    • Maggie Loves Orbit
      January 20, 2020

      Hi I just saw your question – so I dilute the spray by pouring it in a small cup and then adding water the mixture is 50/50 and then I dunk her paws into the cup. I actually made a video this might help visually.

  • Erin Sullivan
    February 11, 2020

    OMG Sounds like such a rough process. Our golden, Jack, had a yeast infection in his ear, but thankfully it cleaned right up with meds from our vet!

  • Valerie Fowler
    March 1, 2020

    My poor lab/doberman mix is having yeast problems as well. Went to the vet twice, changed diet and it worked for a while, but the yeast is now back. My husband is ordering the spray as I am typing. Thank you so much for the information and I hope it works!

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    March 15, 2020

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