Dog Yeast Infection Bath

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    My dog just recovered from a yeast infection in her ears. Can I give her a bath?
    My dog recovered from a pretty nasty yeast infection in her ears a few days ago. Is it okay to give her a bath? If water accidentally gets in her ears will it aggravate them and cause another infection? (My dog won't tolerate cotton balls, we've tried hundreds of times. She shakes them out within .02 seconds)

    • ANSWER:
      why not use a damp flannel or rag to wipe her face ( use a little baby tearless shampoo about a peasized amount ) and ears and give the rest of her body a good scrub from her neck downwards that way you wont get water in her ears!

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you take a long eared dog a bath without it getting a yeast infection?
    My brittney spaniel went to the vet a week and a half ago and found out he had a yeast infection in his ears well we have been putting drops in them and they look good as new! How do I stop it from happening again he really needs a bath but I am afraid his ears are going to get infected again and around his ears is oily because of the drops how do I clean them?

    • ANSWER:
      OK, did anyone else laugh really hard when they read the title of this question? :) heehee! Ok, now to be mature... Well, you are never going to completely be able to keep your dog from getting ear infections. Some characteristics that were bred in to specific breeds are functional in some regards but not always in others. The long ears are always going to trap moisture whether from a bath or from dew on the grass or moisture in the air. Knowing this just keep an eye on the ears use a good ear wash at least once weekly and you should do fine! :)

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I help my chihuahua with yeast infections in ears?
    My ten year old chihuahua has started having continual ear infections within the last two years. She oscillates between yeast ear infections and yeast infections on her feet from her constant chewing of her legs. We have switched her food to Natural Balance LID Potato and Duck for small breeds. We have stopped carrots or any treats. So the only thing she eats is the Natural Balance. She has had two rounds of Revolution and will be doing one more round next week. She gets weekly baths with an anti-yeast shampoo. Lastly, she is taking children's Benadryl two times a day. She had an allergic reaction that required an emergency vet visit a few weeks ago, but they thought that she may have been bitten by a spider or some other insect. However, she continues to chew at her feet, scratch, and dig at her ears.

    I went to the vet today for her follow-up from the two rounds of Revolution. Turns out, she has yeast in both ears and on her leg. They gave her a shot and drops for her ears. I have to pick up a topical medication at the end of the week.

    My concern is that I don't know why this is continuing to happen and if there is anything I can do. My vet has not given me any suggestions. I am struggling with what to do. I have done a lot of research on the internet and it appears that I need to boost her immune system (she was adopted at 3 years of age from the MSPCA and had been previously homeless) and fight the yeast. I just do not know where to begin and how to go about doing those things. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      the food you have your dog on is a good choice as it is grain free ... (no senior chihuahua requires almost 40% protein) ... you can try adding 1/4 teaspoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar to her kibble once a day every day ... it will change the acidity of the body making it impossible for yeast to grow ... my last dog developed chronic yeasty ears and nothing the vet did helped at all ... a friend suggested the raw apple cider vinegar and once she was on it, not a single yeast issue for the rest of her life (and i had her on natural balance, i used the salmon and sweet potato as i was told fish is the least allergenic protein) ... raw apple cider vinegar is cheap, it won't hurt, and is worth a try ... you can google apple cider vinegar and dogs and there are quite a few health benefits to consuming it ...

  4. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection treatment left my dog's fur around her neck and ears greasy and sticky! How do I fix it?
    We applied Tri-Otic to her ears, the white creamy stuff them rubbed it into her ears, like the vet told us to. Now her yeast infection is resolved, but as a pomeranian the fur around her ears, neck, and head is all greasy. Sticky, clumpy, and wet looking. How do I get it off without using something too harsh? Anybody have experience with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Bath the dog in a good cleansing dog shampoo. Concentrate around the neck and under the ears. Make sure that he is properly brushed out before bathing.

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