“Most pet owners have heard the term yeast infection, but many don’t know exactly what causes it. Sometimes a dog’s family assumes their pet is just meant to have a bit of a stinky doggy smell, when in reality he has a problem with yeast overgrowth.
Yeast is a spore-like type of fungi that reproduces through a process called budding. Budding just means that portions of the organism’s cell body break off and form whole new yeast organisms.
Yeast infections of the skin and ears are very common in dogs, and are caused by an organism called Malassezia pachydermatis. A normal amount of yeast becomes an infection when the organism begins reproducing uncontrollably. When the yeast reproduction gets out of control, the organisms invade and colonize areas of the dog’s body and skin beyond those where they normally live, and in higher numbers.
Yeast are opportunistic organisms. They flourish when the body isn’t healthy or in perfect balance.” – Dr. Karen Becker DVM (excerpt from article on “Mercola Healthy Pets”)
I use to have problems with my “lop-eared” dogs…one beagle, and many labs…with gross, yeasty ears. I could never quite wipe out the problem completely, even when using drugstore brand Melaleuca, since I did not understand the use of high quality essential oils were essential, and that there were many other essential oils that fight yeast without nasty side effects. Antibiotics always made the problem worse, or caused other problems like UTI’s or diarrhea. Veterinary Medicine is so limited in treating yeast on both the body and the ears. If you have been fighting this battle with your pet…you finally have a quick, thorough and final therapy, and will no longer need to struggle with yeast…You will never have to clean ears again or feel guilty when your dog runs away as soon as you present the “dreaded ear cleaner bottle.” Use exactly as directed on the bottle when you receive it, and keep it on hand as a preventative or if you have need of it on occasion (very unlikely)
Yeast MUST be addressed by cleansing or disinfecting the body with an anti-fungal rinse or shampoo. We recommend bathing your pet with ONLY our “All Natural Pet Shampoo (which contains no harmful chemicals or astringents that will dry the coat and skin–and does not contain oatmeal–oatmeal is a carb, and so the sugars in it FEED yeast!) and follow that with our “Allergy Spray” with is antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory. It is also recommended you put your dog on a high protein, no carb diet if you struggle with yeast in the ears, armpits, paws, vulva, or anus area. Please watch: (http://www.emlabradors.com/dog-nutrition-2/exploring-raw-diet-for-your-dog/) This is a MUST! And it is absolutely necessary for you to also stop the vicious cycle by eliminating antibiotics and steroids which then cause the bod