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Old 01-21-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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When I took Teddie home before I adopted him; he went in to be neutered, utd on shots, heartworm tested, and also for a check up.
I did find out he had a bad yeast/fungle infection in his ears so I was given drops to put in once a day for the next two weeks. After those didn't work I took him to my regular vet and tried a different type of drop and also an ear cleaner. That didn't work either so I went to my sisters vet and I got a medicated ear wash and a different kind of drops. I used different vets because after one drop they were running out of ideas.
Now I used the drops each time for the recommended time length and he still has the yeast/fungle infection. On top of that his ears have dried out so horrible I've stopped putting any drops of flushes on hold and have just been using baby wipes and oils.
My past dog got very dry ears from a yeast infection and then they just stunk until he passed away. I really don't want his ears to end up this way.
I keep the hair pulled and I clean them every day if not twice. I'm careful for water not to get in and I always keep them dry. When he gets a bath swabing them and drying them is my first concern.
Are there any other products I can try and is there anything to really make it go away. While I'm not at home I can't name off any of the drops, but I'm looking into something else maybe not something I'd get from the vet... Since nothing has worked. He scratches at his ears still so I know they're bugging him. Has any one used any homeopathic treatments to clear up yeast infections?
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What are your thoughts on the Blue Powder ear treatment?
I've
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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Diets with corn, soy and grains have been proven to be big time culprits. Our dog had chronic yeast infections for years, ear irritations, hot spots...until we switched dog foods earlier this year. Elimated the grains totally.

Now for the first time (he's 13) no more drops all the time and chronic ear irritations!

Innova/Evo is a totally grain free food if you want to try that.
Good luck, hope he's better soon.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I agree, diet is a likely culprit. Besides grains you want to avoid yeasts in the food.

Sadly, vets are getting like people doctors and want to treat a symptom without identifying the cause.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Try Zymox.
If the ears are swollen and very inflamed, get Zymox with hydrocortisone.
This non-prescription stuff was recommended to me by my holistic vet for my poodle's recurrent ear infections. I have always fed a non-grain food to help eliminate allergens. I tried Tresaderm, Otimax and other prescription meds and the infection kept coming back. I used Zymox for two weeks until the inflammation went away, and now use it twice a week for maintenance. It really works. It contains natural enzymes and not antibiotics and has no alcohol so it doesn't hurt the dog. My poodle is very happy not to have itchy, smelly, painful ears and he doesn't run and hide now when I get out the bottle of ear drops!

I get my Zymox at vetamerica.com.

Regards and good luck.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well he had the bad yeast infection before I got him and before I put him on this food. I just bought this food so after this is gone we're going to be trying either innova evo or wellness core. Both grain less and very healthy. We're moving on up.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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My Golden had the same problem, Try the Zomax and switch food, We switched to a salmon based food and it helped a bunch.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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The blue powder treatment worked for one of my dogs. We like you had tried numerous medicine from vets and it never cleared up. Blue powder cleared it up and we never had to take him back to the vet again for a yeast infection.
I would try it and also consider the diet aspect
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Jax
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I swear I don't own stock in Dermachlor, it's just my latest cure-all.

I'm using it for wound cleaning (lots of wounds around here lately ), but the vet techs told me it can be used to clean ears too....maybe it would work for yeast? It has anti-bacterial qualities plus the numbing effect it has might help with any itching?
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Naples, FL
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awwww, poor ted! My old neighbor had a ST with recurrent yeast infections, she used Zymox for the ears. Her dog also used to get yeast infection in the skin folds under eyes/around nose.....I guess its pretty common with STs.....anyways, that's where the infections started, then got to ears.....she uses tresamyn (sp?) for that area, but I think you need a prescription for that. That dog was on a special food too, but I can't remember what that was, sorry.
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