She had stopped doing that a year ago. for so long. More important is to put ACV in her food, also mixed in with water. ACV is an powerful detoxifying agent; the potassium in ACV is beneficial in treating arthritis. oh yah be sure to add the best yeast killer and will help them from starving is coconut oil and or even raw egg yolks. I have also changed her food from Iam's Proactive Health Adult Mini chunks to Zignature Trout and Salmon Meal Limited Ingredient Formula Dry Dog Food. Right now Sammy is sleeping peacefully in his bed for the first time in many, many months. Then i stumbled onto this site. 2 wks ago i started the ACV/Yogurt treatment. I did tons of research and after just two weeks of treatment she is well! I have a 7 year old Parson Russell Terrier who has been showing all the signs of a yeast infection and getting worse ever day. Keep in mind with an ear infection you may also be seeing just the tip of the iceberg, ie you may be dealing with a systemic yeast so Ted's borax protocol may well apply for your Valley Bulldog. And she has a lot of hair. I am asking the same questions - and I kind of got lost trying to read through this thread. They are on a raw food diet and grain free kibble. I don't believe I can get the vinegar and water to where it needs to be unless I do this. EC: Hi Sondra, looks like you were in the Q&A section and not the remedy section. Allergies. I am going to keep this up. In late Oct he started again. Am now giving him a tablespoon of yogurt twice daily which he happily licks of the spoon, am making my own now for extra goodness and money saving, and I put a small amount of Apple Cider Vinegar in his water gradually building up to additional strength, and spray him with the 50/50 solution daily. She has had the same problem that you mentioned of losing hair on her legs and parts of her body becoming black in color. She did not rinse the dog but let the dog air dry. Dogs should have their scent glands checked especially if they have the same symptom's as you describe, and dragging their butt along the floor is another one as well, but people assume its worm's. You surely have been on quite the journey with Dodge! I am thrilled I found your site. The vet was no help all these years-would just give her an antibiotic shot and put her on prednisone everytime. The Vet said it was Constipation, I checked him myself in the end as I knew he wouldn't be in that state from Constipation. Our little chihuahua has yeast infection all over (her head is the worst). Help!!! (I would not recommend dry kibble of any kind because it is still processed and most have binders, starches, and grain products. ) Nothing they "suggested" worked. He is extremely yeasty and over time, has developed an OCD of licking. can I give my cairn a acidophilus pill instead of yogurt? The filtered charcoal water can be used as eye drops and ear drops. Granted, he still smells like a frito and he still has bad flares, but overall I'd say we've done all we can for Dodge. (i find it works best if you use both shampoo and conditioner. ) The ingrediens are from bamboo and charcol. Gave steroid shot and she was fine, fur grew back. dog. One reader's dogs didn't like being sprayed, so she used cotton balls soaked with the mixture and wiped the dog's ears, paws and around the tail. As stated, white vinegar is excellent to clean with. Only use small amounts of apple cider vinegar in their food. I am going to try this on my two dogs as well. 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You can get the powder at a health food store. If you fed your dog 1 clove your dog would likely be OK - and gain from the medicinal benefits of garlic. I have tried everything. I've taken him off of the allergy meds and given him Orijen foods for several years and am currently trying a raw/dehydrated food. And, by soaking each piece of bread I know that each dog got their dose of ACV for the day. I need to know how much yogurt and apple cider vinegar you used to help your dog. Your baby sounds like a lil' doll-baby! (Do not spray it on open wounds and sores) Then I put him back in a cotton onsie. I was always treating them with drops). If the ears are red from scratching then you might consider 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water OR 1/2 cup borax powder dissolved in 1 quart water - and if they are really sore and raw then I would start with garlic infused olive oil for the first few days until the ears heal up. Massage your dog… If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. Press the plunger and the ointment is deposited. Adding ACV to their diet through food or water will also help heal and prevent ear infections. He is not itching at his ears with vigor, just the occasional, more typical, doggy itchy-scratchy of an ear. He forms scabby bumps that break open and ooze, will develop red rashes around his rear-end, his arm pits and legs even scabbing on his face. Eventually, we had to keep him in onsies and a plastic cone. No rinse after that. Our yorkie had a problem with yeast and pyroderma. Thanks for all the great information on yeast infections! His skin is 95% better. Get him on a grain free diet. You can buy it online. Read more. We suspect it's because our cats keep shoving dry food onto the floor (we feed them on a bar counter top) and we don't catch it on time. ACV boosts the immune system, helping the dog to fight diseases, fleas and other parasites. If the yeast gets really bad, I put desitin ointment on those areas. I read (in one of my many searches) that if your dog has allergies and or licks their feet. But I'm keeping it just in case ;)Anyway, Domino smells MUCH better for longer, his coat and skin are not scaley and the bumps just disappear after a bath. 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Lastly, make sure all her bedding is cleaned and changed out daily to rule out parasites like mange mites and fleas. Start on a small patch of skin as a test before using any product on your dog.). In acute and extreme cases 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water is indicated. Some helped a little, but he'd still flare up. Shake it up and then strain the powder out through a coffee filter. I attempted to give dog 2 TBS of ACV by mixing it in her water. But, when I found this site and began giving her yogurt she quit scratching within 3 days. Please please please, I am desperate and about to lose my best friend! After 3 weeks consider switching to a PB8 formula for an additional 3-6 weeks. I have also purchased an anti-fungal anti-microbial shampoo from Pet Meds. She isn't itching or biting at all and her fur continues to fill in, she is almost back to what i would say is "normal". Spray your dog gently with this solution. He is now on a raw diet, getting meats, vegetables, bones and also organ meats. Also, as horrible as it may sound, I've found the best treatment for my little guy for hot spots has been head and shoulders shampoo. He smells horrible so I bath him with the medicated shampoo as well. You may need to change the protein source of the food. I changed her food to Purina Pro Plan for sensitive skin when I read that foods containing beets caused red yeast in some dogs (and the Kirkland dry food I was giving her did). The Vet deducted this by his back passage having a blockage, and gave him stool softener and laxatives. He immediately diagnosed a yeast infection. A friend and knowledgable dog person suggested it might be a yeast infection. There is no one blanket answer here- some are strongly opposed to feeding garlic to their dogs and some cannot count the number of benefits they find in feeding garlic to their dogs. 1 tube Monistat (generic is fine) Dogs can have a reaction to most anything whether it is natural or not. My Dog had these symptoms and smelled awful, it was his scent glands in need of emptying, and chewing of the paw's is typical and may indicate an uderlayng infection. Vinegar is a well-known cleaner and mild disinfectant. White vinegar can be used, I am not debating that. I will let you know if it helps. Vet said if she is not better in 10 days it is probably cancer. I can't believe how much money I have spent on Vets (five different) trying to cure my 12 year old, 6 lb. Within a week his skin was clear and no more scratching. Content may not be reproduced in any form. The gave me macrolene on both occasions which I refuse to give to her, it completely changes her personality, temper and last time she even got out and went off on her own and I nearly lost her, she would NEVER normally do that! A few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar added to your pet’s water bowl can be beneficial to curing your dog’s yeast infection. But if you need more help please check out If I don't... the lab smells. We reluctantly gave in to steroid treatments and antibiotics after taking her to several vets in our area but would really like to find a more natural way of helping her. Here's what worked for us: We finally found a naturopathic vet who has been allergy testing and giving him Chinese herbs and tinctures which attacks the yeast internally but takes time to work. Garlic is toxic to dogs in large amounts. We really want to find her some relief. I was thinking of trying the Arcane solution topically and putting ACV in his water or food instead of on his ears. Thanks so much for this info. (One word of caution: Talk to your naturopathic vet before starting any new remedy. He usually wakes up scratching and biting. I made her food weekly in a crockpot, put in chicken thighs with skin, brown rice, barley, carrots, water and let cook until the meat falls off the bones and skin disappears. My Shih Tsu has had yeast infections for the past couple of years. I hope and pray this works, thank you. I believe that apple cider vinegar should not be used for yeast infections.. I am interested in non-invasive remedies, such as an oral remedy like apple cider vinegar and yogurt. Topical Use: How To Spray Your Dog With Apple Cider Vinegar. Clean your dog’s ears by dampening a cotton ball with a solution of equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and use it to swab the inside of the ear. He was still left with the irritation, rubbing of his behind along the floor almost permanently licking of the paws and belly, a bald patch on his back from rubbing and scratching. She has all her hair, seldoms has any order, and this year we have not had one flea! I give her 1/2 cup of yogurt each morning and 1/2 cup dry dog food at night. I also stopped the Atopica when I started the ACV/Yogurt. While I didn't have acidopolous in the house I did have yogurt so I gave her a couple of teaspoons of it. Note that raw carrots are lowest while cooked are medium and canned are high. add probiotics and or raw kefir. Changing his diet and watching what we feed him, I'm sure is helping. Vet suggested steroid pills, we tried them for about 2 weeks and she was not getting much better, but the steroid pills made her a zombie dog. And how much and how frequently do I give her the yogurt? OH, and this will seem weird - but if you have spot yeast infections in the armpit or around the genital area you might try generic monistat cream its usually miconazole cream. Dogs with itchy skin caused by allergies (e.g. There's nothing "liquid" about it. I believe the ACV is diluted 50/50 with filtered water to spray on her skin and ears (provided skin is unbroken). She is the best dog I have ever had the pleasure of living with. Once you’ve stopped feeding the yeast, you’ll want to add foods and supplements to … I wouldn't have believed it, but it has cleared up all kinds of problems for my family and animals. The poor dear hates the baths, but it seems to help the itching immediately. Both ACV and white vinegar are acidic and kill yeast. You should see what the vet can find from looking into the ear, then you would know what kind of remedy to try. My doctor (human) is the one that came up with this as her dogs were having ear issues that weren't really under control from the things her vet was prescribing! By accessing or using this website, you agree to abide by the Medical Disclaimer, Terms of Service, Privacy Policy. I've used it on my Golden Retriever's ears when she had a yeast infection. ]. I hope with the vinegar I get rid of the yest. I only use it when it's necessary, but, since it's currently the ONLY thing helping him, head and shoulders is what I use. I was then told it was a yeast infection. To Glamm: Do not put the Arcane ointment on his neck. Earth Clinic readers have discovered a number of different ways to treat their dogs with apple cider vinegar. I heard their raw diet works well too. So, here we go again. Does anyone have any info on if it is harmful to use ACV on her face?? etc.? The yeast and allergies has been compounded over the last couple years due to hypothyroidism. The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013. He's a very happy boy, so it can't be all bad! I add 3 drops to the food. Dogs, especially those with large, floppy ears, are prone to ear infections. We have now been giving it to her for 5 months. My Dog was chewing his paw's some thing terrible!! If your dog isn't much of a drinker you might have to encourage her to drink by using a syringe drip water into her mouth while her head is tilted back; I would add borax to the drinking water to help combat the yeast inside as well as out. We've also used Be Soothed tea tree oil shampoo in the past - it works fine on lesser yeast infections. Two breeds known for skin issues. My dog keeps itching her ear and it smells like something nasty, what should I do? I now soak a palmful of cottonballs with the spray bottle solution and then walk calmly into the room they are lounging in and very gently swab between their toes, around the base of each nail and then another clean cottonball to gently wipe the inside/underside of their ear flaps. My dogs don't like ACV, but they will eat it after it's been mixed with water and soaked in their kibble for a few minutes. Even when diluted, 2-3 teaspoons for a medium-sized dog is plenty. By accessing or using this website, you agree to abide by the Medical Disclaimer, Terms of Service, Privacy Policy. There aren't a lot of options we can find in the way of food, and have been feeding her the hills LD dry food, plus some cottage cheese/boiled vegetables/white rice as instructed by the vet. We have tried many things but for three weeks we have been giving him a teaspoon of organic coconut in his food and using derMagic products on his skin (lotion, shampoo and conditioner) it has tea tree and peppermint in it. My vet said it is probably an allergy. I have _____s ACV and would like to use it over the prescribed stuff from the vet. So it goes like this... You go to the vet he gives you antibiotics for the skin infection it clears up for a little while the it comes back worse . I'm going to try hard to resist the temptation to "share" potato chips, Doritos, ice cream or dairy products, crackers, ANYTHING with sugar, grain or dairy in it (besides yogurt)because all those snacks encourage yeast growth and may defeat my purpose in establishing a "yeast UN-friendly" diet for him. Did you know that apple cider vinegar is just as good for dogs as it is for humans? If so, how often? 2 DAYS!!! Ha - silly me. After trying everything, we decided it was time to get him allergy tested. Turned out a year supply is only $10 more than a 6 month supply of a product we are all familiar with and you still have to buy flea prevention. Kudos for staying the course! on 04/13/2010, Posted by Leslie (Helena, Montana) on 03/03/2010, Posted by Sondra (Fort Atkinson, Wi) on 02/12/2010, Posted by Rebecca (Pocatello, Idaho) on 01/16/2010, Posted by Pat B (Downingtown, Pa) on 12/30/2009, Posted by Mr. Smithster (Los Angeles, Ca) on 12/29/2009, Posted by Dianne (Rush City, Minnesota) on 11/29/2009, ACV and Yogurt, White Vinegar and Distilled Water (2, Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide (1, Borax and Peroxide Baths, Dietary Changes (1, Rubbing Alcohol, Gentian Violet, Boric Acid (2, Ted's Mange Remedy, Raw Food , Supplements (2, Turmeric and Corn Starch, Clove Powder (1, White Vinegar and Aloe, Probiotic Yogurt (1, Nature's Variety Freeze Dried Rabbit or Venison, Spray dog with 50/50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. 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