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post #51 of 65

To New Egg.


I agree about what we feed our dogs.  I buy prime mince once a week.  Sure dry food has added vitamins so is ok.  I use a mixture of the best dog roll, dog biscuits and fresh meat, but fresh meat must be best.  They are ancestors of wolves.  Paddy-Girl.

post #52 of 65
Originally Posted by karouselkorral View Post

In "pre kibble" use a dogs life expectancy was into their twenties, ask any old timer. Baby Boomers recall your parents/grandparents dogs. Now - post kibble, 10 or 12 years!!! As decendants of the grey wolf dogs need diets accordingly. Not diets of ingredients not found naturally. How often would a dog eat meat/grain/fruits/veg in the wild, and in what ratio? Think wolf eating prey - muscle, tendon, organs, gut content, bone. One spritz over food of apple cider vinegar - with the MOTHER, mixed half and half with good water aids digestion and anti yeast. Equal parts - applecider vinegar with the MOTHER, peroxide and water for an ear wash is most helpful for most yeast infections - shake to include the mother. Not to be a sales pitch but Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar has the all important MOTHER, check out their research on processing info. Helps people in many ways also. ( baby diaper rash topical ointments for yeast works as temp treatment for dogs ear yeast also, apply small amount and message. Often the gentle message will feel comforting and allow further contact depending on severity of infection.


post #53 of 65

Thank you.   Paddy Girl.

post #54 of 65

The solution for the ear wash is very simple, even easier if you saved the bottle from the "store bought" product, which you can reuse with one of these. Simple, plain white vinegar OR witch hazel OR tea tree oil are 3 different solutions you can use, no mixing, no muss, no fuss. Just squeeze (or pour) into the ear, gently "scrunch" the ear flap to release the debris from the flap and ear canal, then gently wipe the inside of the ear with a large cotton ball (no q-tips), as far as you can reach safely - don't dig into the ear canal, to remove loose debris which will be black. All three of these products are naturally antibacterial, dry quickly and are very affordable.


If you have not already, look at the ingredients in the food you're feeding. If it contains any carbohydrates (wheat, bran, rice, oats, potatoes, cranberries, etc), these foods promote yeast which is the condition you are trying to control - if you have ever made pizza crust you have "proofed" (activated) your yeast with sugar when making your crust, great for pizza, bad for man, woman or beast with yeast issues.  You would do your dog and yourself well to switch to a food that contains no carbs (dogs don't need them, they are used as "fillers" that are more affordable than meat). Those less expensive feeds aren't less expensive if you end up with unnecessary vet bills, right?


That said, honey (a natural sugar), while naturally antibacterial/antimicrobial will also promote yeast bloom and should not be used on your yeast-afflicted dog except in an emergency as, maybe, a prolapse.


One more thing, some yeast conditions cannot be cured but can be controlled by your loving attention to the condition. 

post #55 of 65

Super old thread............


Dogs fed unatural diets are predisposed to unatural outcomes

Dogs fed unatural diets are predisposed to unatural outcomes
post #56 of 65

I laughed so hard at this.  This is what my pup does when he gets these and I give him a good ear scratchin'.  Thanks for the advice on the straight white vinegar. 

post #57 of 65
I've read through all of these posts. My dog has been on raw food from day 1. She has also been on good quality grain free kibble at some points. Always been grain free. Always had itchy ears. Vet just figured seasonal allergies. Just recently it has looked fungal. So to stop her from spreading it by scratching constantly, I thought it was a good idea to put a "cone" on her... BAD IDEA! DO NOT DO THIS. The fungal fluid obviously got on the cone where the ear touched. Then as the cone moved around with her movement, it spread the yeast to the outside of her ear and to her other ear! Her eyes don't look good as well... So being that I have tried the different diets and she is currently on the raw food diet (however I've had company lately feeding her table scraps including wheat) my conclusion is that I am going to try the raw meat only diet. The raw food she is currently on has the fruits and veggies mixed in. It is a very very good quality food. I know this for an absolute fact as my dad works for this dog food company and has done his time on the production line and is now currently doing the semi driving, picking up the meats and vegetables from from farms and orchards, where everything is human grade. I have always given her the "full meals" which mean the fruits and veggies are combine with the meat. But now I am thinking I will buy the straight up meat and try that. Although dogs are meat eaters, it's my understanding that in the wild when killing it's prey, it will eat the stomach contents first, hence how they end up eating the veggies and grains even though they are meat eaters. But chances are that the animals the dog is eating, stomach has most likely somewhat digested the grain& veggies or fruit content. Maybe this is why some dogs have a hard time digesting it when it's fresh. I am also trying the acidophilus and ACV as this is what worked for my yeast infections of the skin and mucus membranes when things like nystatin didn't (and I found out that those drugs only mask the problem, not cure it, and in fact make the candida roots stronger in the long run= not good!) I will try to remember to post in a few weeks to let everyone know how this is working out.
post #58 of 65

I thought my daughter told me that you shouldn't use tea tree on dogs...?

post #59 of 65

My little dog GypGyp, was suffering from skin yeast infections something terrible. She stank constantly. Within a few hours of a bath her stink would start coming back. That sickening chewed fritos corn chip smell would make the dog beds and the whole house reek.. All day and night she would NOT stop licking and chewing on herself constantly either, and was always bald on her legs and above her tail--wherever she could reach. she would end up with a mohawk that was not cute, let me tell you. 

     I tried so many things which I read about on line.. changing her diet, feeding her probiotics, bathing her with anti-fungal shampoos (the shampoo helped for a day with the stink, but that's all)... I never really believed it was allergies because she was an outside dog (but slept inside in my bed) when I got her and had no problems with stinking or eating varied foods or or being in contact with so much different vegetation on the blueberry farm where we lived. It was only when i moved to the city so she was not getting out much that the chewing and stinking started. We thot it was fleas but could never find them, and the expensive flea medicine only made her stink worse..

     It's hard to believe now, how negative you can begin to feel towards an innocent creature just because of a little stench and silly looking coat... but i was having such a hard time with it. My sense of smell comes and goes, a family trait, but it never goes for a whole day--just moments or hours.. one night a few months ago i stopped to pet her before i went to bed. Then sometime in the night my smell came back and i was torn from a sound sleep by that most wretched stench, and began grumbling at my husband for letting her in the room. But he had not let her in-- it was just on my hands!  At that point i was ready to have her put down- because i was afraid if i rehomed her that she would be rejected and misused an who knows what or where she could end up.. But finally i did some serious talking to my friend Jesus about my struggle with her and how i needed some help and

guidance desperately...for her sake and mine. (why wouldn't God love my dog too? lol) Almost instantly it occured to me that if she can't lick herself--she can't spread that stinky yeast which is natural to her mouth but not to her skin....all over herself.

     So I went online and ordered her a  cone collar. Got a cute pink one that's adjustable and has a soft stretchy neck, which she did not seem to mind to much, especially if I pull it off to take her outside. But she wears it to sleep and all day with no obvious stress.  The trick has worked so well I feel like I have a new dog, which i just adore. The frito's corn chip smell is gone. Instead of a bath every 4-7 days when she is literally driving us out of the house-- I now only need to bathe her every 3-4 weeks. And that is probably only because i take off the collar more, often-hoping she is getting out of the habit of licking. I can't say here chewing and licking is completely behind us, but i can sure tell she is getting less compulsive about it.  Thank you Lord.

     I kinda realized that day that she seemed to have started it out of boredom, being stuck in the house so much (we have a ravine behind the house which the coyotes travel, and they have come into the yard looking for dinner more than once-- its a big problem in Portland Oregon because we have so much forest growth and wild areas and people lose their cats and small dogs to them all the time.)

     But about her ears-- they still get a little stinky because they stay more moist than everywhere else, and they can get quite inflamed and red and even swell with hematomas.. but i treat that right away with iodine spray a few times a day and it seems to curb the yeast production, and totally cures the swelling and stops all the head shaking, giving  her a great deal of relief pretty quick, as well as curbing the stink. It's an old remedy we used for many things in my years on a cattle ranch-- you have to get the iodine spray from the farm store, even signing for it with your ID because law enforcement knows that some stupid people use iodine to make bad drugs.. but it's a common farm supply and it's cheap and lasts forever and can be used on humans too,

especially on wounds or 'painted' on swollen lymph glands and painted on your face if you have a tooth ache, plus a spoonful in a glass of salt water to rinse, with, or in the water-pic treats the tooth at the gumline with great fast results. On the farm we absolutely always used it on new branding burns, and after castrating (neutering) bull calves, or on a cow with inflamed and painful udders..and as i said-- on ourselves, our pets and children-- if we had any open wounds.

     So here's hoping someone out there who's struggling with stinky dog syndrome and dog or cat ear hematomas and ear yeast can find some relief here for their pet and their pocketbook.  Many blessings in the name of Jesus!  ~lil_runningwater

post #60 of 65
Originally Posted by alpinefarm View Post

For recurring yeast/fungal infections, it is helpful to adjust the diet. Many/most commercial dog foods have sugar/high carbohydrate content, which feeds the yeast. Find a diet to feed your dog that is higher protein/lower carb/no sugar.

THIS.  Treat yeast from the inside.  If your dog has that feet dog smell it's a yeasty dog.  If you're already feeding a meat first dog food - Iams is not the cheap corn puff stuff, then perhaps you need to take it a step further and try eliminating SUGAR from the dogs diet - there are foods that are specifically formulated lower sugar or no added sugar. 


Looking at the ingredients, they use sugar beet pulp in Iams Large Breed, and they also use brewers yeast(a protein supplement), so this makes the food thing pretty likely.

Edited by HnkyDnkyZZFarm - 1/23/16 at 10:37am
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