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Dog with Yeast Fungus

Posted by Cindy (Hilton Head Island, SC) on 11/29/2006

I need your help. My dog is suffering from yeast fungus and the vet continues to give her anti fungal pills and antibiotics, I thought too much use of antibiotics caused yeast. I would love to try the ACV, could you tell me how much to use and how often, she weights about 50 lbs. Thanks so much, I am desperate.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Cindy: Yes, people have a huge bout of fungus infection after an antibiotic treatment. There are certain anti-fungal's that will kill the fungus but their record in killing them is not so good as many seems to be relatively resistant.

Most dogs that do get yeast infections often eat prepared dog foods. Prepared dog foods are quite often acid forming for the dog and certain minerals are missing from the dog food such as chromium, zinc, vanadium, tungsten, manganese, for example.

Sugar in dog foods is quite often an unacceptable issue and bring on fungus infection quite easily. A switch, gradual of course to fresh foods, semi cooked meats, and other foods that the dogs are more accustomed to will often resolve this problem, at least it did with me. My dog eats partially cooked chicken and pork, with some partially livers and sometimes raw liver on occasion.

Livers are often rich with minerals and amino acid and can in some cases restore the dogs immunity. Fungus will grow when the body is acid and this is something that you need to deal with. Lemon with baking soda and some sea salt added to the diet can relieve the condition, but so can ACV and baking soda. The best way to approach is a little of everything to get the the body well balanced nutritionally.

Heavy metals is another issue to consider, so adding fresh chinese parsley (cilantro) mixed into his food can remove a lot of heavy metals thus reducing the yeast. Yeast needs heavy metals to survive, antibiotics are not helpful but certain anti-fungal's might, but often not that useful if we don't take the responsibility of taking care of the dog ourselves. It is easy to throw money to the vets, but they are just merely drug dispenser and switching from one antifungal's to another is not the only answer.

It is one of those classic case of Louis Pasteur vs. Beauchamp, where Pasteur favors killing them while Beauchamp favors making an environment unfavorable for yeast growth. Of course all humans and dogs have yeast, it is the issue of what "terrain" is causing them and in my opinion it is the sugar, acid, and minerals. A yeast can grow on ad infinitum even if you DO kill them, because they have always existed before or after the "yeast infection" they are uncontrollable because of the bad diets.

Human food is no different, we get really sick of processed foods too.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Keri: Additional information. If you think I am getting off easy with no mention of how to cure a dog with a yeast infection (internally) as opposed to externally. The method that seem to work potentially the best is the use of common food preservatives, which are much safer than the use of antibiotics. Also, amazingly enough food preservatives are more effective against yeast and fungus then antibiotics since antibiotics are often effective against only bacteria.

People need to understand that some food preservative are actually naturally found as in cranberry. Cranberry do have benzoates, which is exactly how it was discovered to be used as a food preservatives.

So a mixture of potassium sorbate 250 mg, sodium benzoate 250 mg. is added to a medium large dog to help reduce the yeast infection. Sodium metabisulfites is a possibility (50 mg) but you need not add that.

My rough estimate is given twice a day along with food. Vitamin B complex should be given at separate times to prevent sulfites (if the yeast are stubborn and sulfites are needed) from eating away at the dog's vitamin B1 reserves.

Other possibility is the use of polysorbate 90, and benzoic acid, but those mentioned should help. Side effects from food preservatives are often less severe. There is some potential, especially candida, yeast infection for dogs in the use of food preservative in place of antibiotics.

Replied by Naomi
Burtonsville, Maryland, Usa

My dog is a begeal/lab mix overweight, he is 4 years old and has previously been diagnoised with a yeast infection from your everyday meats, ex-chick, beef, liver, turkey. he can eat the other meats, vension, rabbit, lamb, bison,etc. Over the past month he has been on a chicken and rice dinner due to upset stomach for a while, after feeding him this mixtue for a month, he seems to have regained the systoms of the yeast infection, licking the paws, ear itch, under the chin itch, spining around on his bottom. These are the systoms that he showed when he was first determined with the allergic reaction. Can you please give me an exact breakdown of your remedies to use for a 102 lb male begeal/lab mix, who steals and eats people food to contain his allergic reaction without going to the vet. I am aware of the change of diet, but need to cure the yeast infection without going to the vet. He also takes benedryl 75 mg 2 x a day, with no releif. Please advise