Dog ear yeast infection monistat 50 treatment
I have a 10 month old shih tzu that seems to have a yeast ear infection. As mentioned in the first post, the vet did prescribe one medication to cure the yeast infection, but her yeast infection came back. The vet then prescribed a new medication, but it didn’t seem to help. Does anyone know any other options? We take her to the vet on a monthly basis.
Your dog had an ear infection because he has an external ear canal, an external ear canal that allows only moisture to go in and out of the ear.
Your vet must have prescribed a medication that went up the external ear canal but the yeast germs stayed alive in the ear canal. Because the ear canal is an area that the body likes to keep dry, your dog didn’t keep a balance between the moisture and dryness in the ear.
There is a simple and inexpensive remedy that will keep the moisture in the external ear canal moist, and a solution of vinegar and water that your dog can eat will keep the ear canal moist.
I strongly recommend using two solutions, one in the morning, and one at night. I mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a half cup of warm water. You can add food to the solution but remember, this mixture is acidic so it shouldn’t be given to an infant.
I recommend starting with a spoonful and only add more if the solution is too strong. Do not give the dog food that is acidic, such as tomato, tomato juice, or tomato sauce.
This first solution should be swallowed, and not put directly into the ear. After you remove the solution from your dog, hold a clean cloth, such as a towel, to the dog’s head and use the cloth to gently wash out the ear canal. While you have the cloth to the dog’s head, also pour some water directly into the ear canal. If you wt too long to rinse out the ear canal, the water may not reach the internal parts of the ear canal. The same rule applies to the other ear.
Repeat this process every day. The solution should be replaced dly. If your dog will not stay in one position for the day, the solution may have to be mixed in half a cup of warm water twice a day.
While this solution is helpful, do not expect it to restore hearing to the level that the dog had before the accident. It will prevent future infections and help with the healing process. It is not a full solution. A combination of the vinegar solution and regular baths should be used to restore hearing.
It is important that your dog use a shampoo with vinegar in the product. If you do not use vinegar, you risk infection. The second ingredient in the shampoo should be vinegar because that helps rinse away residue. Once you stop the shampoo and start the bath solution, do not wash your dog with any other shampoo. It will prevent healing.
It may take a few days to weeks to see the full effects of the vinegar treatment. Your dog’s hearing will likely be better. It will be hard for your dog to hear sounds at first, but this will improve. It is important to be patient with your dog. This may take weeks or months, depending on the extent of the damage.
If your dog has a second injury, do not repeat the treatment with vinegar and warm water. Repeat this treatment if your dog has an infection.
Hearing loss is something that everyone should be concerned about. When they lose their hearing, it can be a dangerous problem for their mental and physical well-being. To save your dog’s hearing, it is important to stop the cause of the hearing loss as soon as possible. If your dog has a chronic case of infection, you should contact us to see what we can do to help your dog.
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