what is the sign of a yeast infection in a dogs ear?

August 30th, 2013 by Emily
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Question: what is the sign of a yeast infection in a dogs ear?
i have been doing research on the world wide web about yeast infections in my dogs ear and somethings match up but some don’t. He shakes his head alot, paws at them constantly, smelly ears, and when i clean his ears he has brown sometimes black wax build up. I clean his ears each day and he still has extreme amount of build up. Is that a yeast infection?

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Answer by Homefront6
Shaking head repeatedly
Smelly Odor
Scratching excessivly
Slimy looking wax or drainage

If you go to www.ehow.com and search for yeast infection dogs, they have a great article about a home cure to help for clearing it up. Not that I wouldn’t advocate a vet, don’t get me wrong, but still it doesn’t injured to read the article!

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7 Comments on “what is the sign of a yeast infection in a dogs ear?”

  1. Maisey F says:

    nope he has ear mites, you can buy medicen at walmart or a petstore maybe you will prefer the vet. he espicaly will have them if he has floppy ears.

  2. moondog says:

    Quite obviously your dog has either a yeast or a bacterial (probably both) ear infection and needs to go to the vet. You sitting at the computer researching the issue won’t help him. Neither will research identify what kind of infection he has or supply antibiotics to fix the problem.
    Ear infections are painful. Take the dog to the vet.

  3. Jen J says:

    It definitely sounds like yeast. Sounds gross, but have a good smell. Yeast has a very distinctive smell.

    There is a product called Liquid Health Gentian Violet Ear Cleaner. If you can’t find it locally, order it over the internet (www.k9rawdiet.com). This stuff keeps yeast under control VERY easily and it is the best ear cleaner I’ve ever seen.

    Secondly, you will want your vet to have a good look at the ears. Give them a good clean yourself (your vet can do this, but I always think it’s kinder if the owner can do this for the dog – less scary for your pet) and then let your vet have a look. You’ll want to be sure that this is only yeast and not a more serious deep infection that may require antibiotics.

    If it is just yeast, then use the ear cleaner and see how it goes. If you end up with recurring yeast issues, then it’s time to add in probiotics and get the grains and sugars out of the diet as those are usually the primary cause of yeasty ears.

    Good luck

  4. Leigh says:

    Your dog has the symptoms of an ear infection. Only a trip to the vet can determine whether it is bacterial or yeast. Either way, you’ll need prescription medication to cure it. There are many “at-home” cures on the internet…they don’t work. The shaking of his head indicates his discomfort, and can cause hematoma (which will require surgery to fix). The sooner you get him to the vet, the better.

  5. bra8ndy8 says:

    Yeast makes the inside of his ear scaley and red….hot to the touch. It sounds like your dog has ear mites.

  6. tazman02663 says:

    I believe yeast infections build up in one’s Vjj, not in one’s ears.

  7. Carol B says:

    This is called Ear Mites I’m majoring in veterinary med. Depending on how bad the ear mites are if the whole ear is black you will need some med from the vet. If it’s just a little of brown and black you can just go to a local pet store buy a ear cleaner with cotton and buy a ear mite overcounter meds for dogs from a pet store. Now if you notice this is not getting any better within a week . Do not wait more than a week you need to take your dog to the vet most likely it’s a deeper infection of ear mites.

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