I have a Golden Retriever with allergies to grasses, weeds, molds, dust mites. He has cronic yeast infection in his ears and feet. I want to know how to get rid of candida in a dog.
Have you consulted a veterinary dermatologist? That is where I would start.
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Yes, he’s had blood & skin tests to determine hus allergies. My vet just keeps wanting to put him on steroids. He’s been on them a couple of times and they helped but I don’t want to use them. Being as he keeps getting yeast infections in his ears and feet I’m assuminibg it’s Candida. There are Candida cleanses for humans, not for dogs???
Have you looked into allergen specific immunotherapy? Has the dog had intra dermal skin testing done by a veterinary dermatologist?
Steroids and such are necessary for brief periods of time to stop the suffering and prevent infection.
Environmental allergies are complicated, they don’t go away, there is no cure. There is effective treatment, but, the expertise of a specialist is often required. The treatment is lifelong.
I went through it with a dog, the only thing that worked was allergen specific immunotherapy, it is the most natural approach.
Stop looking for miracle cures, there are none.
I guess that’s what I needed to hear. There is no cure. Yrs, he’s been to a specialized vet & has had all sorts of tests done.
Is it within your means to try allergen specific immunotherapy? I have found it to be effective for my dog, it can take up to a year to see the full results. However, I saw improvement right away (4 years in now).
What did the specialists recommend? I’m just going by my experience, I could be wrong…..every dog is different.
The yeast that lives on the skin is Malassezia, not Candida. It is being created by your dogs allergies as they weaken the immune system and make his system unable to control the yeast that naturally lives on the skin. As anon101 said, environmental type allergies can not be cured, simply managed. I would discuss some bathing regimes with your vet and/or specialist and also ask about medications like Apoquel that can help manage the symptoms.
I have a wheaten terrier Murphy and he had the worst allergies and yeast too! He was always scratching and chewing on himself. Some of the skin around his tummy was all black! We went to a dermatologist and tried a variety of things, and it would get better for awhile and then come back. I found a product online that really seemed to help. It is called K9 Yeast Defense http://www.askariel.com/yeast-infection-in-dogs-p/102.htm. I was given diet suggestions from AskAriel and I used it with the suggested probiotic. He is so much better and it was the only thing that helped, good luck!
“Some of the skin around his tummy was all black!”
Below is an excerpt from: http://www.allergydogcentral.com/tag/hyperpigmentation/
Some allergic dogs also have issues with dark, almost black patches appearing on their skin. This is known as hyperpigmentation, a condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. Hyperpigmentation is often combined with hair loss or balding.
As with all allergy symptoms, if you see reddish discoloration or signs of hyperpigmentation, you should talk to your veterinarian. They should be able to help you to determine if your dog is indeed suffering from allergies, or if their skin condition is related to a different health issue.
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