Are Yeast infections causing your pup issues in their ears?
Are Yeast infections causing your pup issues in their ears? We have a suggestion... Use a combined approach... Mister Ben's Ear Care Kit and feed your dog Yogurt!
Yogurt has been highly recommended in the treatment of yeast infections in dogs. It is known to treat most of the yeast infection symptoms like skin rashes and allergies. Yogurt for dogs ears have also been recommended for fast relief from itching.
Only plain, unflavored plain no-sugar added yogurt is the best for your dog. Varieties of unflavored plain no-sugar added yogurt are available in the stores. Check the label to be sure that the yogurt contains active L. acidophilus. Your dog may like the flavored yogurt, but it contains high sugar content, much more that your dog can consume. Too much sugar can cause bacterial imbalance as bacteria thrives on sugar. Yogurt which contains artificial sweeteners has to be avoided as the dog might be allergic to sugar substitutes.
But how much yogurt for dogs is required?
You know that yogurt is beneficial for your dogs. You also need to know how much yogurt should your dog consume. Yogurt contains calcium which is good for the bones of your dog. But overfeeding your dog with calcium supplements is known to cause bone abnormalities in dogs. The quantity of yogurt should be 1 tsp to 1 tbsp daily depending on the size of your dog. If you are giving yogurt for the first time, start with small amounts to prevent stomach upset.
So, how do you give your pup yogurt?
Add 1 tsp to 1 tbsp to your dogs food once a day for the first two weeks. After the first two weeks, 1-2 times a week will keep the yeast at bay.
You will be amazed and your pup will thank you! Please let us know how things go. We love to hear from you!