Misskiwi67 wrote:See if your vet will get you a ketoconazole shampoo, or better yet, an antifungal combined with chlorhexadine shampoo.
Yeast infections are almost always related to some underlying inflammatory cause, less likely related to food and more likely related to environmental allergies.
If the yeast infections are severe, your vet may recommend oral anti-fungal medications, but these are usually reserved for the miserably itchy dogs as the medications can be quite hard on the liver.
msvette2u wrote:OT: have you had a skin scrape for mange?
Also just because one of ours is chewing her feet on Bison doesn't mean all dogs will, the other one tolerated it fine...odd, huh?
msvette2u wrote:Try Natural Balance. We use the Venison formulation for our allergic dogs.
You can buy Ketoconazole shampoo at Walmart in the dandruff section, it's called Nizoral (sp?) and also you can purchase chlorhexadine at many feed stores, or online, in a gallon jug. We mix it by hand in with the shampoo we are using.
msvette2u wrote:Well - are the paws red/irritated?
MissKiwi says only 10% of allergies are food caused, the rest are airborne, or environmental.
If the paws are not red/irritated, I'd not get too aggressive - but maybe do chlorhexadine soaks a few times a week.
You don't want to strip the natural oils by overwashing.
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