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My dog gets frequent yeast infections in her ears. I'm

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My dog gets frequent yeast infections in her ears. I'm reading up about monistat to treat it instead of spending over $100 at the vet every time

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. There are all sorts of infections your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?

She is 2 years old, and American bulldog and her name is Red

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Red?

I don't believe so

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

You can try Monistat. Lotramin AF food cream with the active ingredient "clotrimazole" is a bit stronger than monistat.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Food allergies are a common cause of chronic yeast infection. You may want to try a hypo-allergnic diet fo 8 weeks.

An example is Hills Z/D.

It is suppose to be prescription but sometimes I see it for sale online.

Or you can buy it from your vet.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Food cream? Did you mean foot? Like what you would use for athletes foot or jock itch? Also, we have her on a grain free diet. Free of any beef or poultry. It seems that she itches more with grain and poultry or beef products in the food.
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

You can also cook a hypo-allergenic diet.

Use a protein she has never had before like venison, rabbit, or goat. Boil it until it is totally cooked through.

Boil white potato or sweet potato separately.

When both are cooked, mix together.

Feed one cup per 10 pounds of dog a day for 8 weeks.

No other treats or foods during the 8 weeks diet trial.

If it is not food allergies, then it could be environmental allergies. Your vet can blood test her to see what she is allergic to.

You can try over the counter human benadryl. 1 mg of benadryl per each pound of dog every 12 hours. It can be used long term

Yes, the lotramin foot cream.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Zymox-HC otic is also a good product. You can buy it online at amazon.com

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Does that help? Do you have any other questions I may assist you with?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
You helped so much. Thank you!!
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Glad to help. Dermatology and allergies are some of my favorite vet topics : )

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