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What type of yeast infection is present and where at ?
and how has it been treated previously ?
Typically -- yeast infections are secondary and due to another probelm
her ears and paws. she has not been treated
her groomer made me aware
Ok -- Considering the sites that are affected -- I am wondering if there may be an allergic issue as a primary problem. Typically -- allergies in dog -- atoptic dermatitis -- will show up as redness with itching at the paws -- and also ear infections are common as well .
Then yeast and or bacteria will be able to set up housekeeping and infect the areas --
Apple cider vinegar is used 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water as a rinse on skin and in ears to prevent yeast infections (as it changes the pH)
ok. her ears are stinky and she is constantly picking them
is her diet make a differance
Ear infections can be just in the ear canal -- but if this has been goin on for any time - there can be probelms that extend to the middle ear. And the ear drum may not be intact -- and these cases should not have vinegar placed in them. So a vet visit to have the ear drum visiulized would be the best thing to do . Then after it is treated, you could use the vinegar mix to prevent further infections.
I'm sorry --- I do not understand the last comment regarding diet ...
Atopy in dogs can be caused by 1 ) flea saliva (only takes one bite) 2) food ingredients (often grains or protein sources) or environmental things (pollen, dust, molds, etc etc )
will her diet make a difference
You may need to look at a combintion of things to control this -- and diet could be part of it --
i think i will take her to the vet i think it pretty bad
It all depends on whether she is allergic to food ingredients or not
That is probably the right thing to do -- and you may find that a food trial on a no-grain, unusual protein food (such as blue buffalo taste of the wild) , along with anthistamines (with occasional low dose short term prednisone usage) may be necessary -- to keep this under control long term
ok thank you so much!
You are most welcome