Judith Althouse wrote:
>> Stay informed about: Yeast infection?
> Hi Y'all,
> Jubal Early has a yeast infection in one of his ears. He has not been
> to the Vet and the diagnosis is based on Google and my general knowledge
> of yeast infections.
> I suspect that the earliest Vet appointment that I can get will be
> I just cleaned his ear with vinegar and water and then used an ear
> powder for fungus in ears (in an attempt to dry it) It is called KL ear
> powder made by Matra Pet.
> I also fed him a couple of spoons of yogurt. I gave him an
> acidophilus capsule orally.
> I have R-7 Ear Care on hand but opted for vinegar and water assuming
> it is a yeast infection.
> I realize a yeast infection can indicate many serious conditions. I
> am certainly taking him to the Vet. Assuming it is a yeast infection
> does anyone have any suggestions what I should or should not do until
> the Vet sees him?
It sounds like you've pretty much got the bases covered insofar as a
first aid basis goes.
In humans, swimmer's ear, which is a fungus infection, gets a 1:1:1 mix
of vinegar, rubbing alcohol and distilled water to help dry it out.
And of course you know that in human females with a yeast infection, the
plain, unsweetened, active culture yogurt doesn't go down the throat.
Not sure you should be dumping yogurt into a dog's ear, though. Letting
him eat it probably won't do any harm but I don't know if it'll do any