Yeast Infections/Candida in Canines

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Yeasts are single cell living creatures, which can be found on the surface of all living things, including a dog’s body. It is usual that yeasts live on the mucous membranes in the digestive tract. There is one particular group of yeasts, which are known as Candida albicans and they live in the digestive tract and in order to survive, they consume such things such as fats and sugars.

When a dog has a healthy immune system, the body can destroy the yeasts. But when a dog has a weak immune system, then the yeast, which is feeds opportunistically and may reproduce in large amounts which cause toxins that strongly affect the immune system, preventing it from working correctly.

It is at this point that a lot of health problems can occur as the system becomes altered. So it is important to remember that too much growth of yeast toxins can affect your dog’s immune system, nervous system and endocrine system. As these particular systems are all connected, then yeast toxins can cause major allergies, infections in the bladder, skin disorders and several other different health problems.

The cause of yeast infections, like Candida, comes from grain-based foods and drugs, chemicals and poisons. Cooked food, such as canned or bagged food will destroy the natural immune system. Also antibiotics can cause yeast infections because they kill the good bacteria that would normally be used to fight the yeast. Steroids that shut down the body’s ability to fight back, and other drugs, such as Frontline, Advantage, Heartguard, etc. are all reasons for the occurrence of yeast infections.

There are various types of treatments being used to treat yeast infections. Although drugs are a temporary fix for yeast problems, they do not in actual fact eliminate the cause of the symptom. It is important to find the cause so that it can be started.

As with any type of infection, prevention is the cure. It is important to put your dog on a raw meat and bone diet immediately, along with supplements to boost and balance the immune system. This will also cleanse the toxins from the body and re-establish a friendly bacteria, which will effectively help to fight the yeast and increase the level of nutrition in your dog. This must be a permanent lifestyle change in order to prevent your dog getting any more yeast infections.

Some great foods for your dog to eat:

Vegetables -asparagus, broccoli, eggplant, cauliflower, green beans, cucumber, brussel sprouts & celery

Meats - chicken, beef, rabbit, duck, lamb & fish

Dairy - plain yogurt, pasteurized non-fat milk, pectin, naturally milled sugar & natural vanilla flavor

Beverages - water

These foods should be forbidden at all times:

buttermilk, cheese, peanuts, crackers, pretzels, bread, sausages, ham, sauces, mushrooms, potatoes, bacon, grains such as, white and brown rice, wheat, oats and barley and anything sweet such as, sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc.

You’ll get that “sad eye look” while you are eating, I am sure, they like to make you feel guilty. Know that, by NOT giving your dog some of these foods listed above, you are showing your pup just how much you love them!

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One Response to “Yeast Infections/Candida in Canines”

  1. Hailey Harris Says:

    Yeast infections usually develop in the damp or moist areas of the human body. Their symptoms appear beneath the skin folds, lower parts of the abdomen, finger nails, and vagina and around the dentures. They become more common with age. Yeast infections normally affect the vaginal area and causes irritation and burning. They are chronic infections that recur frequently. You need a tested and proven medicine in order to prevent its attack again.

    There are many treatment options available for yeast or Candida infection. Antifungal medicines are used to cure vaginal yeast infections. They are available in the form of creams or ointments. You can directly insert them into the vagina. If your male sex partner does not show any signs of yeast infection then treatment of your sex partner is not necessary. However, if there are symptoms of infection, your spouse or sex partner have to be treated with antifungal ointments or creams. There are many medicines available at medical stores or pharmacies. But you must not use them without consulting a good doctor. It may be harmful for you to use them on your own. This is especially recommended if you have contracted the disease for the first time or if you are pregnant. The symptoms of the infection may reappear if you do not use a tested or result oriented ointment or cream. You have to use creams from two weeks to six months or as recommended by your doctor. If irritation reappears during the cure you have to stop the medicine.

    The way to get rid of a yeast infection is to use over-the-counter lotions or creams that are manufactured to kill this fungus and put your vaginal ambience back to normal again. Repetitively used products include fungicides, all of which are available at your local pharmacy.

    In case the infection develops into more serious and systematic disease, certain strong fungicides are recommended by doctors. Vaginal or oral yogurt is used for the treatment of yeast infection in women. If you make yogurt a vital part of your everyday diet, it can be helpful for you. Yogurt contains lactobacillus acidophilus that can reduce the recurrence of Candida infection.

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