Yeast-Fungal Infection

Yeast is a fungus that lives on the skin and inside the gut of your dog without causing any harm, most of the time. However, there are certain triggers that when activated can lead to an over-population of yeast. The body will then try to get the yeast population back to its normal levels, which causes the symptoms of yeast infection in dogs to flare up.

Symptoms:

  • Hot spots
  • Itchy, stinky feet
  • Food sensitivities
  • Chewing or licking the feet
  • Dark rusty-red hair between the toes
  • Black skin (often with hair loss)
  • Bad smell and greasy hair (seborrhea)
  • Ear infections or head shaking
  • Speckles on the underbelly
  • Hair loss on the tail and upper back
  • Grayish or rust color around the genitals
  • Diarrhea
  • Itchy Skin
  • Common Causes: 

    -Hot, humid weather
    -Skin irritation
    -Pre-existing underlying skin disease e.g. atopic dermatitis
    -Skin folds
    -Bacterial infection
    -Medication such as antibiotics or corticosteroids

    Preventative Measures:

    Entirely eliminate carbs and sugar from the diet.
    Probiotics, like yoghurt, can be added into their meals.
    We recommend a massage, especially with coconut oil, for its antiseptic qualities.
    Use grooming products that are targeted to deal with fungal infections.

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