It sounds like yeast infection, which is what my dog suffered from. I got sick of the antibiotics, and finally another vet told me it’s yeast in the ears, coming from his paws, which explained his constant feet chewing. He told me benadryl will keep it from spreading, and it worked. Still, I don’t want to give him benadryl all the time, and I just found out that coconut oil cures yeast infections in humans, so now Im trying it in his ears. (After reading some forums from people who had success with it.) Not as easy to apply to the feet, but in really hoping that adding the oil to his food will prevent it in the future and we can eliminate the benadryl all together.
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Topical treatments are those that you apply to the problem areas or skin to get rid of yeast infections. If you’re really lucky and your dog only has yeast infection in her ears or on her paws, you might get away with simply treating those areas. Veterinarians may prescribe topical creams or salves which you apply to the yeasty areas, but there are also some natural home remedies that you can use to treat yeast infections in ears or paws. (Don’t use these home remedies without first consulting your veterinarian or a holistic veterinarian.)
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Dog food allergies can contribute to itchy paws, however, when yeast is not present (this can only be confirmed with a skin scraping, but an absence of the rust colored paws can be an indicator), dog food allergies usually present with broader symptoms than localized itching.
Yeast Infection In Dogs Causes Ear and Paw Problems.
Symptoms of yeast infection may include intense itchiness, skin irritation, and inflammation, especially around the ears, between the paw pads and digits, and on the nasal folds, anal area, armpits, and neck. Skin redness, sores, and sticky discharge are often secondary to yeast overgrowth. Greasy coat and/or hair loss is also frequently seen, as well as foul-smelling, rancid skin. When occuring in the ears, yeast infections may lead to yellowish green, musty smelling discharge. Some breeds of dogs predisposed to yeast include West Highland White Terriers, Poodles, Basset Hounds, Cocker Spaniels, and German Shepherds. Yeast infections and foot fungus can occur in dogs as well as humans, and are generally the result of a diet that is high in yeast. The body turns carbohydrates into sugar, therefore your dog should avoid a high-carbohydrate diet while being treated for yeast infection. Feed her a diet rich in low-glycemic vegetables instead of things like potatoes, corn, rice and wheat, all of which are carbohydrates. Use homemade rinses and ointments prescribed by veterinarians to treat yeast infections on dog paws. A dog's moist paws create an ideal environment for yeast to thrive.