dog’s yeast infection on body?

May 12th, 2014 by Emily

Question: dog’s yeast infection on body?
My pug has reoccurring dual ear infections from yeast since he was a puppy. The problem spread to his under belly and under his neck which my vet stated can happen from itching his ears and infecting his skin. I’ve been showering him apiece 5-7 days. And it has taken months for it to begin clearing up. Now it’s just under his neck but doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

He lays on our leather furniture and gets his ‘discharge’ on it. He also goes on automobile rides regularly to his baby sitter’s house.

My question is can he be reinfecting himself from his bedding and the furniture? And how would I clean these things and how often? How would I get his yeasty discharge off of leather? Right now I use leather cleaner or plain water for the furniture and just normal laundering for his bedding and toys.

Best answer:

Answer by Annie
Ditch the regular vet and go to a canine dermotologist.

If they can’t help, try the blue power (below) stuff for the ears, and spay the body in a 50/50 solution of cider vinegar (with the “mother” in it) and water. Each day. You dog will smell a bit like a salad, but it does help.

But really, hit the dermotologist first, this sounds severe.


16 Oz. Isopropyl Alcohol
4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%

Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.
You will also need to shake solution apiece time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.

TREATMENT: Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all.

Wait until inflammation has subsided which will be about 2 days.
Shake the bottle apiece time before using.
Put cotton balls or similiar absorbent material under the ear.
Flood the ear with solution, (gently squirt bottle), massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue.
Flood again on first treatment, wipe with a tissue, and leave alone without massage.

The dog will shake out the excess which can be wiped with a tissue, cotton ball, etc as the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics.

The SCHEDULE of treatment is as follows:
Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks depending upon severity of ears
Treat 1x per day for the next 1-2 weeks
Treat 1x per month (or even less frequently, depending on the dog)

All of these ingredients should be accessible at a pharmacy.
The Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear.
The Gentian Violet Solution is an anti-infection agent.
The solution appears to work well on any and all ear problems from mites to wax to canker.

After the 2nd or 3rd day you can clean out the ear with a Q-tip or cotton balls.

The success rate for this treatment is 95-99%.

If an infection seems to be remaining in the treated ear after the above course of treatment, you might also have some Pseudomonas bacteria in the site.

This can be eradicated by using a gentle flush of raw apple cider vinegar and wateR(warm)

Use 2 Tablespoons of vinegar to one cup of water, 2 x per week.

They have found the Blue Powder Solution to be effective for treating fungus-type infections on the feet and elsewhere on the dog, for cuts on dogs or people, and for hot spots.

Remember it is for external use only be careful not to get into the eyes.

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