I'm torn on this. The no cat food for dogs recommendation - because of the higher protein content, and lower fiber content would be the solution to the protein problem of grocery store level dog foods and yeast. Cut it with cat food, yet I still question whether this would be a good idea. On a couple levels I'm pretty sure it's not, but on another it could work.
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Entirely grain-free for a few months, minimum, is so helpful. Iams is not my choice of foods. There are much better choices that emphasize quality meats and animal fats over grain. Remember that items such as potato and sweet potato are usually added to grain-free foods but they are "not meat" either...not necessarily bad but with a fungal infection, you want to lean toward animal products mainly.
Hello, Thank you for the reminder bout the food connection to ear infection. Do you have any recommendations for Gluten free store bought dry food? I am staring to think that raw ground chicken with supplements is where I should go with this. Are there any carbs that do not cause yeast infections?My older female is always hungary if I do not give her oatmeal or the dry food on top of her cooked chicken and beef canned food( that is for her iron levels).
I do agree with the suggestions for probiotics. Unfortunately not all probiotics in the store have what is needed in the amount needed. As far as adding yogurt- for a labrador sized dog you'd need to give 2 cups yogurt with every meal to get the numbers needed.
Tea tree Oil? So dangerous if you have cats around. Potentially dangerous for dogs. Another one where it can be stronger or weaker than labeled. Very bad if the ear drum has been ruptured.
If you aren't sure about the integrity of the ear drum Zymox is one of the safer bets.
FYI- dogs and the current population of wolves have a common ancestor. Dogs are "cousins" not "offspring" of grey wolves. It makes a difference.
Some cancer risks, especially TCC, in dogs are lessened if fed fruits and vegetables several times a week.
As far as dogs not digesting raw carrots- LOL- neither do people! Yet we aren't considered carnivores.
Vets get much more than a weekend class in nutrition and it's not taught by a dog food company. Besides the actual Nutrition class, correct vs incorrect nutrition is brought up in almost every other class. Discussing a neurological problem? Don't forget to check diet. Reproduction? Check diet. Lactation? Check diet. Growth? Check diet? Rehab? Check diet. .......
I am currently dealing with a bad yeast infection in my fourteen year old Pug. She has a breakout on her chest and I use Apple Cider Vinegar mixed one part vinegar to three parts water and then I pat it with a cloth on the affected area.. The vinegar alone would sting, I suspect. I have Ma Otic salve I got from the vet to use in her ears. I use it for ten days, then switch to an ear wash just to keep the ears cleaned out. My dog is very ill with this but then she is an old dog now.