Yeast infections in dogs are one of the most common skin problems that can occur in dogs. Dogs can get yeast infections of the skin, but they can also get vaginal yeast infections and mouth and throat yeast infections. Yeast is a fungus that lives on the skin and in the vagina and mouth. It usually does no harm, but sometimes it multiplies so much that it causes a problem. We’ll dive into deeper depth on what yeast infections are and how to manage them in this article.
Dog Yeast Infections: What Are They?
Yeast is a type of fungus that can cause problems if it grows too much. It’s naturally present in the body and causes no problems when it stays in balance with other microbes. However, when the yeast population becomes large enough to take over, it can cause symptoms like a skin infection or vaginal yeast infection in dogs.
A yeast infection is a type of fungal infection that affects the skin or the mouth. This can happen if your dog’s immune system is weak or compromised, but it’s also something that can happen at any time as well. Yeast infections on their own aren’t dangerous (unless they’re affecting the mouth or throat), but they need treatment because they can lead to other problems later on down the road if left untreated.
The most common type of yeast infection in dogs is Malassezia pachydermatis, which causes a redness and irritation in the skin around your pet’s ears and paws (or wherever else). It’ll look like crusty patches on their skin when rubbed off—which will often happen when you pet them! Sometimes these patches will bleed slightly too if they’re removed while still wet with moisture from washing hands after touching an infected area.
Dog Yeast Infections: Signs and Symptoms
The most common signs of yeast infection in dogs are the same as those seen in people. The most common symptoms include:
- Itchy skin, ears, and feet
- Redness, scaling, and hair loss
- Dry, flaky skin
- Doggy odor
Yeast infections are most common in middle-aged dogs (7-10 years old) and older pets, but any dog can be affected. Yeast infections can also cause secondary bacterial infections, so it’s important to treat both conditions simultaneously to avoid your dog becoming ill or uncomfortable.
Traditional Yeast Infection Treatment for Dogs
Most dogs can be treated with topical or oral medications, depending on their condition. If your dog’s yeast infection is mild, you may want to try a topical medication first. These creams usually contain antifungal ingredients that kill the fungus on the skin’s surface and make it less likely for the infection to spread. Topical medications can be applied directly onto affected areas, but they’re also safe enough that you can use them on healthy skin too—just don’t apply large amounts of cream anywhere near your dog’s eyes or nose.
If your pet has a more severe case of yeast infections in dogs than just one location on his body, then oral medication might be necessary for more efficient relief from symptoms like itching and redness. Oral medications come in tablet form and are given by mouth once a day for several days (depending on how bad your furry friend’s infection is). Some brands even offer flavored chewable tablets so that administering medication won’t be as stressful for either party involved!
Treating Dog Yeast Infections with CBD
Full Spectrum Hemp Extract CBD Oil may be a potent antifungal, according to research. According to the British Journal of Pharmacology, full-spectrum products contain cannabinoids including CBD, CBG, and CBC, which have been shown to increase caryophyllene oxide levels. The oxidized version of beta-caryophyllene is called caryophyllene oxide (a terpene found in cannabis). According to research, many terpenes have antifungal characteristics. Additionally recognized for its anti-inflammatory effects, Full Spectrum Hemp Extract CBD Oil can aid with swelling and discomfort brought on by fungal infections.
The tinctures from CBD Dog Health contain a hemp seed carrier oil that has additional medicinal value for treating yeast in our pets. A great source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is hemp seed oil. By stimulating healthy skin and cell growth, the right balance of fatty acids in the body is essential for lowering the inflammation brought on by yeast in our pets.
Remedy Full Spectrum Hemp Extract (CBD) Salve is a topical treatment used to treat polyps, warts, yeast infections, and other growths. It is offered at CBD Dog Health. REMEDY is an all-natural topical Full Spectrum Hemp Extract CBD salve for pets that effectively combines hemp CBD, naturally occurring cannabinoids, and essential oils.
How Can You Prevent Yeast Infections in Dogs?
To prevent yeast infections in dogs, you should:
- Avoid baths. Bathing your dog too often can strip their natural oils and cause dry skin, allowing yeast to grow more easily. For this reason, it’s best to limit baths to once a month or less (unless your vet says otherwise).
- Keep their coat clean and dry. Dogs spend most of their time outside, so making sure their fur is clean and dry is important for preventing yeast overgrowth on the skin surface. Plus, keeping those long ears clean will help keep them from becoming infected with the fungus!
- Check your dog’s ears regularly for signs of infection (such as redness or discharge). If you notice anything suspicious about a particular ear canal—even if it isn’t bothering them right now—it’s best to bring them in as soon as possible so that we can take care of any underlying issues before they become worse (and harder) problems down the road!
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