The type of yeast that is on your dog’s skin is called “Malassezia pachdermitis” and it lives on your dog’s skin.
Yes, we can look at a diet and feeding plan to heal the gut and strengthen the immune system but at the same time we also have to address the external problem of yeast.
There is no getting around it, your dog will need an antibacterial and antifungal to get rid of the yeast growing on their skin.
Here are products I recommend:
Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiseptic and Antifungal Spray/Shampoo for Dogs and Cats
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Helps relieve symptoms including yeast, redness, malodorous discharge from lesions, itchiness, pustules, hair loss, greasiness and scaly skin caused by wounds, endocrine diseases, allergies, short coats, skin folds, or ringworm.
- Benzethonium chloride: fights against bacteria and fungi (antibacterial)
- Ketoconazole: Helps treat fungus and yeast infections and it’s also effective against ringworm (antifungal)
- Aloe vera: soothing and healing
- Lanolin: moisturizing
Application: Use this shampoo two to three times a week for 3 weeks. Let it sit three to five (if your dog will sit still that long) minutes over the areas that are affected.
Pet MD Hot Spot Treatment for Dogs – Medicated Spray for Dogs, Cats, and Horses with Chlorhexidine, Ketoconazole, Essential Fatty Acids, Aloe and Vitamin E
Perfect for use in between baths or to spot treat problem areas related to yeast or hot spots.
- Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2%
- Ketoconazole 1%
I will also use this on tear stains by spraying a small amount to a cotton pad and then wiping the affected tear stains – be careful not to get the solution into their eyes.
I also spray waxy areas between the paw pads and wipe off with a baby wipe.
Kiva Raw Manuka Honey, Certified UMF 15+ | MGO 514+ | 100% Pure Genuine New Zealand
Perfect for application on hot spots. It is an anti-bacterial.
I recommend that your dog wears an inflatable collar during the time they have Manuka Honey on them.
Douxo S3 Calm Mousse 5.1 oz (150 mL) – for Dogs and Cats with Allergic, Itchy Skin
For instant relief during itchy periods. This product is VERY strong and you can only use it 2 to 3 times in a 2 to 3 week period.
TrueBlue Deodorizing, Conditioning, and Puppy Shampoo and Conditioner for Dogs, Cats & Puppies
My go to shampoo when my dogs are not itchy. It is very gentle and natural. It’s made with natural cleaners from coconut, green tea, chamomile and vitamin E.
Yeast Cleanse Protocol
Yeast lives on the skin but you can also address a diet to heal the gut. I have two articles that you can review as follows:
If your dog has yeast you HAVE to address the bacteria malassezia pachdermatitis on the skin through topical shampoos and sprays.
The products listed in this article have a high degree of success rate with dogs no matter what diet they are fed.