Yeast Problems in Dogs

With the current push among all sectors of society with regards to natural living, several inconsequential areas do tend to get left out of the big picture. One of them is with regards to our pets and to the whole animal sector as a whole. It is a certainty that people always must come first, but if the lag between people care and animal care becomes too great, it then becomes a problem.

Pet care too is subject to such hierarchy of importance with grooming and general wellness being the top two things of concern. Certain things do get left out of the equation and one of them is their diets. People are already preconfigured to accept generically packaged and mixed pet food as good and that if their dogs get sick, it is always something else entirely and not because of the food.

Pre-packed dog foods, although claimed to contain various amounts of “good things” in them, sometimes becomes the culprits as dogs really need many other things besides that which is contained in them. If a dog eats the same things over and over again, the balance of typical bacterial flora in their bodies tend to be disrupted which causes some opportunistic diseases to take hold.

One such disease in dogs that are caused by insufficiently constructed diet is yeast allergy. Yeast allergy in dogs is caused by improper diets which results in the imbalance of their inherent immunities to diseases leading their owners to find suitable cures to whatever it is affecting their dogs.

These cures, like antibiotics, destroys both the good and bad bacteria in a dog’s body which then inhibit the dog’s innate immune system to stop functioning properly, that it becomes susceptible to yeast blooms. The resurgence of yeast in a dog’s body makes them prone to allergies they were at one time generally immune from.

Signs that a Dog has Yeast Problems:

  • Pungent and abhorrent smell emanating from the dog
  • Musty ear odor and smelly feet
  • General redness in the skin of the dogs body
  • Always scratching at something on their body

What to do if a Dog has a Yeast Problem:

  • Diet is a basis of all health, the things the dog eats certainly will reflect on the way his body behaves. For yeast to grow it needs to have sugars readily available to it and sugar comes from the carbohydrates contained in the food that the dog eats. It is recommended to temporarily remove sources of sugar from the dog’s diet until the yeast infection has subsided. There are also several anti-fungal diet regimens readily available in the internet that might help deal with the dog’s yeast problem.
  • Allergy medicine for dogs like the FDA approved Apoquel do well in treating the severe itching that accompanies allergy in dogs, and also of several types of medicated shampoos, antihistamines, and steroids that are used to combat typical symptoms of allergies are also readily available from myriads of veterinary sources and does work well in treating the affliction.