Dog Ear Infection: Treatment And Advice For Yeast Infection
You may have heard of the use of apple cider vinegar for natural remedies on people, but have you heard of its use for your dog’s health? More importantly, did you know that it can be used to treat dog ear infection? Apple cider vinegar helps with gas, as a digestion aid, constipation and many other ailments. It can even be used to detect mosquitoes and other annoying insects! But best of all, the yeast from your dog’s ear infection can’t grow in it!
Many herbalists recommend the use of apple cider vinegar. It is recommended that you purchase vinegar made from organically grown, cold-pressed apples to get the benefit of natural enzymes.
In its most natural form, apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. It is even used to treat food!
There are many other benefits to using apple cider vinegar. It is known to reduce common infections, prevent muscle fatigue after exercise, increase resistance to disease, and protect against food poisoning. Cider vinegar is very rich in vitamins and benefits found in fresh apples, especially potassium, which helps balance stomach acid levels. Most important of all for dog ear infection, however, is the inability of yeast to grow in apple cider vinegar, or anywhere close. Dog ear infection treatment can be very effective with apple cider vinegar, although as a warning, it may sting the dog’s ears, especially in a severe dog ear infection when unfortunately you may need antibiotics to begin the healing process. When the dog ear infection is healing, you can use the solution below to keep your dog’s ears clean and most importantly yeast free!
Now you know how things are. If your dog has pointy ears, he is less likely to have a fungal dog ear infection, but more likely to have infections caused by debris, and if he has floppy ears, then vice versa. Typical. Some dogs have hairy ears that are very susceptible to canine ear yeast infection and other types of canine ear infection. Dogs that swim a lot and lead an active life outdoors will be in danger. Furthermore, yeast is always present in the dog’s body and is ready to act on any number of triggers. Dogs like humans go through their ups and downs, and it’s often the downs when the yeast monster strikes.
Now, if your dog has a canine ear infection and it is candidiasis, it will be quite obvious, not only will it let you know, but the smell will confirm any doubts. With canines, dog ear infection sets in quickly. Some vets will prescribe ear drops, others will give antibiotics as a treatment for the dog’s ear infection. Antibiotics kill both the bad and the good bacteria, reducing your pets’ resistance to future attacks. That’s why I’ve included the top three tips I’ve used to treat my dogs for over three years.
Other treatments that you can use now are the following:
1. To get rid of yeast infection, you need to buy some apple cider vinegar and make a 25/75 solution of vinegar and water, that is, 1x vinegar to 3x water. This should be placed in a container so that it can “drop” into the pet’s ears. You know, an ear drop device! 5 drops in each ear two or three times a day. If you get ear drops from the vets, it’s basically the same thing but without the chemicals.
2. A second method that I have found very helpful for dog ear infection is crushed garlic in organic olive oil. I take a clove and crush and chop it up, then put it into two tablespoons and let it sit for an hour or two or until all the garlic has sunk to the bottom. Put a few drops in your dropper and into the dogs ears as gently as you can. It is important to make fresh batches of this each time. Garlic can be harmful to dogs if left in the oil for more than a day.
3. Another solution to help calm the ears during a dog ear infection is to buy organic, natural and probiotic yogurt, it should be all of these and it should indicate on the tub that it contains active strains of bacteria. Apply a small amount to your dog’s ears and rub in well. This contains natural bacteria to kill yeast and is soothing to your pets ears.
I have used all three of these methods to maintain an environment in which a yeast infection simply cannot establish itself. Unfortunately, people forget to keep their dog’s ears healthy until it’s too late. Dog yeast infections are painful for your dog, so always use caution when using these methods.