Symptoms of Dog Yeast Infections

Dog Yeast Infections

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Natural Remedies For Dog Yeast Infections
Natural Supplements for Dog Yeast Infections

Dog licking is due to itchiness and irritation from the INSIDE. While topical lotions and shampoos will help to treat sores and skin infections, in order to stop the urge to lick and chew, you must control the itching and discomfort that is causing it in the first place. By changing your dog's diet and adding natural, veterinarian-approved supplements, you can give your dog fast relief from the itching and irritation of chronic yeast and ear infections by balancing your dog’s microbiome. These supplements can be used along with any prescribed medications such as antibiotics and used as a natural alternative to ketoconazole, as the FDA has issued a warning due to its negative side effects. Many pet owners look for a homeopathic remedy for yeast infections in dogs as a way to avoid those side effects.

To obtain the best results, it is important to use a comprehensive holistic approach combining antifungal, probiotic and antibacterial supplements that work synergistically. Since yeast may result from allergic inflammation, using products such as Olive Leaf Extract For Pets, Amazing Omegas, NOT Drops and AllerEaze in conjunction with the yeast package can provide long-term success to treat yeast infections in dogs.

How To Treat Yeast Infections in Dogs

K9 Yeast Defense - K9 Yeast Defense is an all-natural yeast remedy for chronic ear infections, licking at genitals, chewing on paws, facial rubbing and other yeast infection symptoms. It contains time-tested antifungal ingredients scientifically proven to control fungal infections in dogs.

Power Probiotic - K9 Yeast Defense works best when combined with Power Probiotic to properly balance intestinal flora. When dogs take antibiotics or steroid medications, this depletes the friendly bacteria needed to control yeast overgrowth. 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. It’s pure, safe and natural with no fillers! Many pets love the taste of 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, 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.

Amazing Omegas for Pets - This is a research-backed, powerful source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been scientifically shown to benefit dogs and cats with heart disease. It’s packed in glass bottles to maintain freshness and to prevent toxins from plastic from leaking into the oil. It’s third-party tested for purity and to ensure all heavy metals and environmental toxins have been eliminated, and it’s gently manufactured to supply the omega-3 fatty acids the way nature provided them for enhanced benefit to your pet.

NOT Anti-Infection Formula - This is a natural remedy for fighting infections and reducing doggie odor and redness. It controls harmful bacteria and restores gut flora balance, improving digestive symptoms and immune function. It 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 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. AllerEaze is often used along with K9 Yeast Defense and Power Probiotic in the hot summer months when allergy symptoms are the worst.

How Does a Dog Get Yeast?

Yeast, bacteria and fungi are naturally found on the skin and in the gut of your dog. The conglomeration of these organisms is often referred to as the microbiome, and when present in a healthy amount, they play an important role in your dog’s overall health. A balanced immune system will keep all of the organisms in check. If the immune system becomes weak or compromised, the yeast will overpopulate in the gut and the effects start to spread to the skin. The body is trying to push out the yeast, and the result is stinky, itchy skin. Yeast infections are not contagious; your dog did not get this infection from another dog. Yeast infections in dogs often recur unless the underlying allergy or skin condition is controlled.

Dogs with yeast infections typically have a history of allergies and/or poor digestion. Diets that are high in starchy carbohydrates (e.g., peas, grains, potatoes, rice, etc.) can promote yeast overgrowth. Many times dogs may have an ear or skin infection, which is treated with antibiotics and/or steroid medications. These medications can cause an imbalance in intestinal flora (microbiome), resulting in a yeast infection. Antibiotics kill off the good "friendly bacteria," which is needed for your dog's immune system, along with the bad bacteria. That is why it is so important to give a probiotic supplement to a dog with a yeast infection in order to support a natural cure for yeast infection in dogs.

Dog yeast infections can affect a dog's ears, skin or digestive tract. Dog owners can often tell when their dogs have a yeast infection because there is often a "cheesy" odor even after a bath. When a dog has a yeast infection in the ear, there is often a distinctive blackish oozing discharge, odor and debris in the ear. Dogs may also display head shaking, redness or excessive scratching of the ear. Dogs should not have an odor. What most dog owners don't realize is that ear infections, hot spots, hair loss, scratching, dark skin in moist areas like abdomen or armpits and digestive issues all may seem to be unrelated but are usually due to the same issue — a dog yeast infection and allergies (both food and environmental).

Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication that is commonly prescribed by veterinarians to treat yeast infections in dogs. The FDA previously issued a drug safety warning FOR PEOPLE regarding the drug. The FDA warned of potentially fatal liver injury and risk of drug interactions and adrenal gland problems. The potential safety issues were issued for people, but this drug is widely prescribed for pets. The FDA does not mention whether the same effects on the liver and drug interactions would occur with dogs, but if your dog is using this medication, please contact your veterinarian. Our K9 Yeast Defense is an all-natural alternative to prescription antifungal medications. It is a blend of herbal antifungal ingredients scientifically proven to fight yeast.

Symptoms of Dog Yeast Infections

Does your dog have any of the following symptoms? Has your veterinarian diagnosed your dog with a yeast ear infection?

  • Odor or discharge in the ear (frequently brown or black)
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Ear scratching - dog has itchy ears
  • Licking genitals
  • Shaking head or ears
  • Skin rash (yeast rash on the skin)
  • Licking paws, chewing on fur
  • Dark skin in armpits and abdomen (areas of dog that are moist)

The Best Diet for Dogs With Yeast Infections

To prevent recurring yeast infections, your dog should be on a healthy, hypoallergenic diet that is low in carbohydrates. Many pet owners might not realize that certain foods (even the highest-quality, grain-free, premium diets) are weakening the immune system. Dry food, for example, is made with starchy carbohydrates that convert to sugar, which can fuel yeast growth. Include your dog’s treats and diet on the order form at checkout, and we will include free diet tips on the packing slip that comes with your order.

Need Help?

We understand how hard it is when your pet is suffering from yeast infections, and we will do all we can to help. It can be confusing to know which cat and dog supplements would be appropriate for your pet. Please email us at Please note that we cannot provide consultative advice due to veterinary regulations, but we will be happy to provide articles and information so that you can make an informed decision about what's best for your pet.