Yeast HELP

We have a yeasty little bulldog....her paws her ears despite multiple oral and topical meds.... I changed diet to simple dog food. Nothing's working...   I need a good bulldog food! We r cleaning ears everyday.  And anti fungal baths we hate. But I know we need to change food again it's been 8 weeks.. Please hely us!  She's 10 years old too I don't want her to be miserable!!

Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

What exactly are you feeding her?

I have found Malaseb shampoo is good for yeast.  Is she on a grain free food?

Simple it's called simple its

Simple it's called simple its grain and gluten and chemical free its salmon and potato. It's been 8 weeks.. We just finished our yeast meds ans ear topical. Still yeast! So today I made food... Boiled chicken with skin. Brown rice with coconut oil...lentils peas and cauliflower. It's cheaper healthier...and I wAnt to give it some time to see if it helps ..I've read potatoes seem to be a problem! Ahhh I wanna scream.. On a brighter note she loves vegetables! And thinks I'm a fabulous mom for a home cooked meal. She also gets Greek yogart daily. She is no cheap date..lol 

ArchimedesMommy's picture

LOL over "cheap date" :-) I have heard GREAT things about

"Nature's Variety" grain free kibble---  I am thinking of starting Meaty on it because he is very yeasty, too!  extremely good, but he was still yeasty.  We also went to the "Core Simple Salmon/ Potato " for the last several months, but Meaty is still yeasty in his ears and paws---and, as you said, maybe it's the potatoes, since yeast THRIVES on starches that turn into sugar in the body............ Our vet is honestly not sure if  his interdigital cysts and ear yeast is really even a FOOD  issue,  (and this vet is VERY knowledegable of bullies!!!) but whatever causes his overgrowth of yeast, it gets worse this time of year...poor baby!!!  :(   

...... Anyhoooooo, I read somewhere that a bully owner just LOVES the "Nature's Variety" and his bully has NO ear or paw problems anymore!!!!!!!   I think it's worth a try...Oh, and good for you for making fresh food for your baby!  :-)   

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Wellness Simple?

it has potatoes that can be a problem.

chicken you can try but it is a know allergen to many dogs.

What other kibbles have you tried?

I would go to an odd protein like venison, buffalo, duck.

I know several who have had good luck with Acana.

ArchimedesMommy's picture

look at the post above you....article on yeast problems ...NM

NM

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

ArchimedesMommy's picture

(thanks Lynn)....here's the article about YEAST.....

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/10_5/features/Dog_Skin_Problem_1...

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!