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Can a dog who has had yeasty skin condition for years and

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Can a dog who has had yeasty skin condition for years and has been on omega caps and vit e for this, benefit from a monostat type product in anyway???? He is losing hair badly in these patchy areas..
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 6 months ago.

So monistat is a very gentle anti-fungal or anti-yeast cream. If you think the issue is yeast then I would be inclined to use a miconazole shampoo 2-3 times a week. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing. You can buy it at online pet stores and at amazon.com

In terms of topical over the counter cream for yeast you can use "Lotramin anti-fingal foot cream with the active ingredient Clotrimazole"

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 6 months ago.

Chronic yeast infections are often due to hypothyroidism where the dogs thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. That is diagnosed with a blood test and treated with a daily thyroid supplement. So you would have to see a vet to have that diagnosed.

Allergies to foods, things in the environment, and flea saliva are common as well. The chronic skin inflammation causes secondary bacterial or yeast infections.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 6 months ago.

Does that help?

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