Say goodbye to constant licking, biting and chewing! K9 Yeast Defense is a veterinary-approved easy-to-use supplement for dogs to control yeast overgrowth and symptoms associated with yeast infections. This all-natural yeast remedy contains time-tested anti-fungal ingredients such as Grapefruit Seed Extract and Oregano - herbs scientifically proven to control yeast. Other signs that your dog can benefit from our natural yeast infection remedy are: ear infections, dog rash on groin, doggie odor, vaginal discharge, dog dragging butt or scooting and chewing on their butt and a history of using antibiotics or steroid medications. Since yeast is caused by an intestinal imbalance, it’s essential to use Power Probiotic, the best probiotics for pets to restore the friendly bacteria and a healthy immune system.
How To Stop Your Dog From Licking His Groin & Chewing His Paws
K9 Yeast Defense - K9 Yeast Defense is a trusted natural anti-fungal remedy that is recommended by veterinarians nationwide. With science-based ingredients such as oregano, Pau D’Arco and grape seed extract, this easy to use yeast remedy quickly goes to work to stop the itching and discomfort that is causing your dog to lick, bite and chew. Just mix a little powder from the capsule into your dog’s food for fast relief. This supplement not only acts as a dog skin yeast infection home remedy, but paired with the following supplements, can heal your dog from the inside out.
Power Probiotic - Power Probiotic is the best probiotic for pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful, multi-strain formula repopulates the good, friendly bacteria your pet’s digestive system needs. Pure, safe and natural! Many pets love the taste of the Power Probiotic!
Olive Leaf Extract For Pets - Olive Leaf Extract for Pets is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal supplement for dogs. Scientific research has shown olive leaf to be highly effective in treating many kinds of bacteria and fungus. Olive Leaf Extract for Pets is especially beneficial for dogs with tear-stained eyes, ear discharge, vaginal discharge, cheesy smell, licking groin, yeasty paws. Some clients have even reported that the supplement has helped to clear up blackened skin. Use Olive Leaf Extract along with K9 Yeast Defense and Power Probiotic for synergistic treatment of yeast infections in dogs.
NOT Anti-Infection Drops - Natural remedy for fighting infections, reducing doggie odor and redness. Controls harmful bacteria and restores gut flora balance, improving digestive symptoms and immune function. Works well in combination with K9 Yeast Defense. Since bacterial infections and yeast overgrowth frequently occur together, it’s essential to use NOT Drops along with the K9 Yeast Defense.
AllerEaze for Pets - All-natural AllerEaze is a leading allergy product for pets. AllerEaze contains scientifically proven quercetin, which reduces your pet's histamine response and can take the edge off allergy symptoms. Quercetin is nature's "Benadryl". AllerEaze is often used along with K9 Yeast Defense and Power Probiotic in the hot summer months when allergy symptoms are the worst.
Does Your Dog Have Any Of These Symptoms?
Dogs that are licking at the groin and genitals are uncomfortable. Think of it as an itch that you just can't scratch away. In addition to dogs licking their butt and biting their crotch, dogs will often have a pungent odor and their genitals may appear red and swollen with rust colored fur near their genital area from all the licking. A dog does not have to be diagnosed with a yeast infection to have these symptoms. Frequently yeast overgrowth is also accompanied by a bacterial infection and unfortunately, the use of antibiotics can make the yeast overgrowth worse. By using a natural holistic approach by changing your pet’s diet and using supplements to control yeast and bacteria overgrowth can give your dog fast relief.
- Frequent licking of the genitals and groin area
- Groin area is stained a rust color or black due to excessive licking
- Genitals appear swollen, engorged
- Dog is scooting on his butt; dragging his rear-end on carpet or floor
- Pungent odor from the genital area
- Red pustules on the abdomen or around groin area
- Dog is chewing on his butt
- Constant paw licking and chewing on fur
- Pungent smell, almost like stale corn chips
- Head tilting, pawing at the ears or shaking head and ears
- Dark skin in armpits and abdomen (areas of dog that are moist)
- Female dogs may have yellowish or clear vaginal discharge
Your dog’s immune system resides predominantly in the intestinal lining where a “microbiome” (population of microorganisms) exists consisting of bacteria (both good and bad), fungi, viruses and parasites. A healthy immune system depends upon the proper balance of these organisms. It’s normal for dogs to have some yeast in the digestive tract for example, but when there is an imbalance and the yeast overgrows, symptoms of yeast infection appear (e.g. itchy genitals, smelly ears, etc). Since yeast thrives in warm, moist environments it is most commonly seen in the ears, between the toes (pets’ paws sometimes have a cheesy odor), in the armpits and in the groin. Yeast overgrowth is generally caused by:
"My Yorkshire terrier Tango means the world to me. He was miserable, chewing and biting on himself. The K9 Yeast Defense has worked miracles!!! Tango isn't licking at his genitals and his itching has improved so much." - Barber Family, California
- Antibiotics – Antibiotics control infections by killing off bad bacteria, but they also kill off the good bacteria creating an imbalance, enabling the yeast to overgrow.
- Diet – A diet high in starches and carbohydrates will feed the yeast. Feeding a low carbohydrate, novel protein diet can quickly reduce yeast infection symptoms.
- Allergies – Exposure to environmental or food allergens is taxing on your dog’s immune system making them more susceptible to infections. Yeast and allergies are integrally related, so treating yeast could also turn out to be a dog skin allergy home remedy.
- Environment – Hot, humid environments are breeding grounds for yeast. This is why dogs are more prone to getting yeast skin and ear infections during the hot summer months.
Why Is My Dog Licking His Privates?
While it may be awkward to talk about, when your dog is constantly biting his privates and chewing on his butt, it’s because he has an itchy groin and is uncomfortable. Licking after urination is a normal way for your dog to groom, but when it becomes a constant obsession it is because your dog’s privates are itchy, irritated and can cause a painful burning sensation during urination. Sadly many veterinary professionals believe dog’s licking genitals and groin is a behavioral “problem” that can be solved with bitter sprays or topical treatments. Imagine if you had a vaginal yeast infection or jock itch and someone sprayed a stinging topical treatment on it!
Other reasons why your dog may be licking his groin can include:
- Urinary Tract Infection – Licking at the genitals can be a classic sign of a urinary tract infection. Left untreated, bacteria can spread to the kidneys. Please be sure to contact your veterinarian if you notice your dog is straining to urinate or suddenly licking a lot at their privates, especially after urinating.
- Anal Gland Impaction – Anal glands fill up with a smelly fluid that helps your dog “mark his territory” when he has a bowel movement. A dog will scoot his butt on the floor when the glands become impacted and infected. Anal gland infections can be painful so please be sure to take your dog to the vet to have the anal sac drained to help clear the infection.
"At 16 years old, Denali is running, playing with our other dogs and still enjoys being the boss of the house. Denali has beat the odds and is our doggie miracle. She was rescued by Husky Haven of LA who saved her from death row at the shelter. Husky Haven saved her again when she found out her adopter gave her away (grr!) because she needed a life-saving surgery to remove a 4-pound tumor from her liver. Denali wasn't expected to survive that surgery 7 years ago, but she continues to thrive thanks to Ask Ariel's supplements. She uses Power Probiotic, K9 Yeast Defense and Olive Leaf Extract For Pets. The combination of the products helps to calm her tummy and control yeast. The recent addition of the Olive Leaf has really helped to control the "cheesy" odor and clear up some blackened skin." - Jason, California
Why Does My Dog Have Yellowish Vaginal Discharge?
Female dogs can get many of the same ailments as women, including vaginal yeast infections, urinary tract infections and discharge. The yellowish discharge can either be due to an overgrowth of yeast, bacteria or inflammatory cells from a urinary tract infection (UTI). The discharge can be clear or yellowish and typically has a slight smell. Most dogs will lick at the area and create further irritation. Our natural supplements can help to strengthen immunity and prevent repeat infections. Power Probiotic is essential to help repopulate good bacteria and rebalance intestinal flora. When a dog has taken antibiotics, it can lower the dog's immunity by killing off all the good bacteria along with the bad bacterial overgrowth. That is why we often see pets getting chronic infections, especially after taking several rounds of antibiotics. Other supplements that will help with the yellowish vaginal discharge are K9 Yeast Defense, Olive Leaf Extract For Pets and NOT Drops.
The Best Diet For Dog Yeast Infections
When dogs are getting constant ear infections, itching, getting hot spots, chronic paw chewing, licking and chewing at the groin, almost always it is because they are eating a diet that is too high in carbohydrates and contains allergens that are flaring up their immune system.
The best food for dogs with yeast infections is a frozen low-carbohydrate raw novel-protein diet. Some meat proteins, like chicken, turkey, duck and beef, are potential allergens for dogs. Diets high in grains (corn, wheat, rice) can cause inflammation and skin problems in dogs. Dry food, for example, is made with starchy carbohydrates that convert to sugar, which can fuel yeast growth. Dairy products, like milks or yogurts, are very high in sugars and should be avoided. Potatoes and sweet potatoes are starchy vegetables and are not recommended for dogs with yeast. Green vegetables such as zucchini or green beans are excellent additions to your dog’s meals. They also make great treats. Include your dog’s current diet and treats on the order form at checkout, and we will include free diet tips on the packing slip that comes with your order.
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