Yeast on dogs is caused by a yeast called Candida albicans. Candida albicans is an opportunistic yeast that normally inhabits the body and intestinal tract of our pets (and actually, in people as well). The job of Candida albicans in dogs is to recognize and destroy harmful bacteria. In a healthy dog’s body, Candida albicans is controlled by a properly-functioning immune system and “friendly” bacteria (gut flora). However, if a dog’s immune system is weakened, the number of friendly bacteria decreases, and Candida albicans will shift from yeast form (a non-invasive, sugar-fermenting organism) to fungal form (invasive, mucosa damaging) – yeast overgrowth starts.
Candida albicans can hit all parts of the dog’s skin and the mucous membranes but humid places are the preferred area.
• Dog has stinky skin, that comes from the inside. Does your dog stink right after a bath?
• Dog has goopy, stinky ears. Do you clean and deodorize your dog’s ears continually?
• Dog has irritated skin, paw licking, skin rashes. Are you up all night listening to your dog lick and dig?
• Dog has oily fur & flaky skin, brittle coat. Do you hesitate to pet your dog because of what ends up on your hands? Does your house smell like your “stale fritos” dog?
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Yeast is present in ALL dogs (and humans). A dog’s immune system and healthy digestive tract (full of good bacteria) keeps yeast in check. Unfortunately, a dog needs “live” and whole foods to keep a strong immune system and digestive tract but many of these are destroyed in heat and processing of food. Some treatments create an environment that is conducive to yeast multiplying. This scenario gives yeast the perfect environment to actually thrive!
Mojo is a 5 year old Virginia Walker Coon Hound/Beagle mix. He has been plagued all his life (we’ve had him since he was 6 weeks old) with chewing and licking his feet. He has floppy ears and we constantly cleaned the black gunk out of them.
So we changed his diet. We started feeding a meaty dog food and even a homemade dog food. The added nutrition in Dinovite has made Mojo pretty happy!
Mojo has that puppy look too. My wife had a stack of boxes in the kitchen and rather than walk around them as a “lazy hound” would he instead chose to jump over them! And his peppy new attitude has led to his trim new figure too. We can pet him now without having to wash our hands. Adding the Lavender scented shampoo made it actually pleasant to be in the same room with Mojo. My final thought is if you are going to have a dog you should plan to add Dinovite too.
Stephens City, VA
A meaty diet that included proper nutrition to support immune and digestive health is critical to keeping Candida albicans contained in the digestive tract.
Diet: Many dog foods are loaded with corn, grains, fillers that feed the yeast on dogs! And corn or grain based treats, loaded with chemical preservatives and dyes don’t help a dog’s immune system. Meaty dog foods with few/no carbs/starches or homemade dog foods without added carbs can avoid feeding Candida albicans and aid the immune system and digestive tract so they can fight this issue.
Treats: Choose meaty dog treats or simply use small pieces of meat (NOT processed meats like deli meats and hot dogs!). Here’s a great kind of yummy treats for your dog.
Dog Shampoo: Some ingredients in shampoo can irritate the skin. Natural shampoo is a better choice. DogOsuds natural shampoos contain no harsh ingredients, dyes, perfumes that can be irritating. And DogOsuds rinses so fast and completely, leaving no itchy residue on your dog’s skin.
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#1 Eliminate or cut way back on the amount of carbohydrates in your dog’s diet. Feed a meaty, healthy diet. Consider this recipe for No Carb Dog Food Recipe.
#3 Examine your pup’s treats. Toss out anything loaded with grains, fillers, dyes, preservatives, artificial flavoring. Choose meaty treats like NubOnubs 100% beef treats (no fillers, preservatives, carbs).
#4 Get rid of shampoo that contains harsh chemicals, perfumes, colorings. Choose a natural shampoo like DogOsuds Essential Oil Blend shampoo.
#5 Email a Dinovite Coach or call 859-428-1000 for help!
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