Canine Candida

canine candidaCanine Candida

  • Does your dog smell like corn chips? Itch or chew their paws like crazy? Have chronic ear infections or skin outbreaks? It may be Candida.
  • Candida is a yeast and fungus that thrives on carbohydrates & sugars. Commercial dry foods are loaded with carbohydrates which makes them an all you can eat buffet for Candida.
  • Antibiotics are usually prescribed for Candida issues. The problem with this is antibiotics wipe out the beneficial bacteria as well as the Candida which allows the cycle to continue.

How do we treat Candida?

  • Step One: Eliminate as many carbohydrates as possible. Ideally, you do this by feeding raw food like Stella & Chewy’s, Primal or Steve’s. Otherwise, use a low carbohydrate canned or dry dog food.
  • Step Two: Destroy the Candida. Add Nature’s Farmacy Unrefined Coconut Oil or Animal Essentials’ Super Immune to your pet’s food. Both of these have antifungal and antibacterial effects. To administer coconut oil, start slow and work up to the recommended dose (1 tsp for every 10 pounds of body weight or 1 tbsp for every 30 pounds). Provide plenty of water for your pet to help flush out toxins.
  • Step Three: Restore the beneficial bacteria. Two weeks after the second step, add in Nature’s Farmacy Probiotic Max to restore the beneficial bacteria to your pet’s gut. Start slow and work your way up to the manufacturer’s recommended dose.
  • To treat the ears, clean them daily with Liquid Health Ear Cleaner. For the paws, submerge them in a mixture of 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1-4 cups of white vinegar. Pat them dry, do not rinse them. You can do this as long as necessary until the itching subsides. To bathe your dog, use Vermont Soap Pet Magic Dog Shampoo and rinse with a solution of 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water.
  • Things may get worse before they get better because the body is ridding itself of toxins. Stay the course.

* This sheet is for basic technical information only. We encourage you to continue your own research on these subjects.