Coconut oil: This contains several acids, known to treat fungal infections, and is very good for treating common ear yeast, present in dogs. * High-quality coconut oil*. 1-2tsp for small dogs, 1-2Tbsp for large dogs. Pop it into the food daily. You can also warm the coconut oil up to a liquid form, dip a cotton ball into it, and clean and wipe the ear/paws with it. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021
Probiotics: With a balanced number of healthy bacteria in the gut, yeast problems should be held at bay. When the yeast starts growing in the gut, it enters the bloodstream and reaches the skin. Probiotics can support this. Recommended probiotics: Bacillus coagulans spp – they are not killed by the stomach acid and only become active in the intestines. *Bifidobacteria spp – constitutes 95% of the healthy gut bacteria*. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021
A natural, whole food, healthy diet:
Avoid: *Processed starches, carbohydrates, grains, cereals and their by-products can often cause yeast to grow more * Yeast loves sugar ~ Carbs break down into sugar*. Their diet should include. Meats for high protein. A no sugar – low carbohydrates diet, healthy fats. Bone broth is great and steamed vegetables. Blueberries can be added to each meal for the antioxidants.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Increases the alkaline levels in the dog’s intestines. *Add ¼ – 1tsp to your dog’s water daily. You may notice an improvement in the condition of their coat as well as other health conditions. Can be applied locally to the ear, mix it 1 part ACV to 1 part water, soak a cotton ball in it, squeeze it out and wipe the ear with it.
– Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021