How to Treat Yeast Problems in Dogs
Hi, I'm Doctor Bob Pane, a veterinarian at SouthKendall.com. How do we treat yeast problems in dogs. Well there's yeast in the ear and yeast in the skin. Unfortunately sometimes they're together. Yeasts are usually secondary opportunists. We see this with food allergies in dogs; they'll get a chronic exudate of the ears and the yeast jump in there and become over plentiful. A few yeasts on the skin and in the ears are probably normal. How I treat it in Miami is I use the anti yeast shampoos and the yeast ear medications and prophylactic use of cleaning ever week and cleaning the ears every week, at least in Miami helps reduce the probable action towards yeast infections. If they're really bad I use give oral medication. We use ketoconazole a lot here, if they have yeast problems and we use that for three to six weeks, at least. We do what we call cytology and we look for yeast in the ears and the skin. And if we see more than we think are normal then we treat them orally as well as topically with again shampoos. We like using Sebasol and a thing called KetoChlor shampoos. We scrub it in his fur for fifteen, twenty minutes and rinse it off. We wash the inner digital areas, there tend to be collections of yeast in there. We use, we use Malaseb or something to wash the feet with to get the bacteria and yeast off that are secondary. The ears we flush with medications and then we use anti-yeast medications topically every day. And if it seems to be a dog predisposed, we clean the ears once a week to keep it under control. Shampoos are good. Also we try to find out if there's an allergy, we try to find out if we can circumvent that by using the right foods or by doing allergy testing in the skin, see if there's any problems that we can actually desensitize for.