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.
Michelle & WatsonMarch 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!
Michelle & Watson
MaggieLovesOrbitMarch 29, 2018
And each one is different! Thank you for reading!!!
MichelleMarch 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 ?
KathyMarch 22, 2019
You said you diluted the spay…Was it 3 parts water to 1 part spray??? or the other way around???
Maggie Loves OrbitMarch 24, 2019
I currently do 50/50 so that it’s not that strong.
Christine KeithMay 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 OrbitMay 20, 2019
Hi Christine – checking in – how is he doing?
KellyMay 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 OrbitMay 20, 2019
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.
CarolynJune 11, 2019
I am going to try this… I too have tried many shampoos, fish oil, probiotics, raw diet, etc.
Maggie Loves OrbitJune 28, 2019
Let me know how it’s worked.
Maggie Loves OrbitJune 28, 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience. I’ve had other dog moms tell me the same. Yay to yeast being gone!
CatherineJanuary 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 OrbitJanuary 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCfSTwd6vZg&t=7s this might help visually.
Erin SullivanFebruary 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 FowlerMarch 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!
Maggie Loves OrbitApril 26, 2020
Hope you’ve seen success with the spray.
Herminia SchummerMarch 15, 2020
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