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by kmaot on 17 September 2008 - 15:09

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Hello.  Does anyone have some ideas to rid a dog of a yeast infection on a paw?

Thanks in advance

by july9000 on 17 September 2008 - 16:09

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Yeast infection on dogs is like athlete's foot on human.  I've had great success with product with tolnaftate 1% like tanactin or absorbine jr.  I find Tinactin is easier to apply cause it is in spay.  Apply 2 to 3 times a day for 2 weeks..

It worked for me!!


by Elkoorr on 17 September 2008 - 16:09

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Soaks in Epson Salt solution will do wonders. As it is cheap avaiable over the counter, fill the tub with a couple inches of water and have your dog standing in it for 5 to 10 min. Solution mix according to package. Also good for hot/lick spots between the toes.

by beetree on 17 September 2008 - 22:09

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 Vicks Vaporub cures toenail fungus, which is what athlete's foot is, (my guess is the main working ingredients would be eucalyptus and camphor, one could make a tincture.) Cured my nail fungus! 

by dogshome9 on 18 September 2008 - 06:09

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For my dogs I use Condy's Crystals, workes well it's cheap and a small bottle will last for years

by missbeeb on 18 September 2008 - 09:09

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Hibbiscrub, it's what surgeons use before operating etc.  Available from chemists, a bottle lasts a very long time so it's pretty good value.  Dilute well with water and immerse each paw for a couple of mins, rinse & dry. 

by Teri on 18 September 2008 - 11:09

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How many times and how long do you apply the Vicks vaporub?   


by beetree on 18 September 2008 - 14:09

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 Hi Teri, I rubbed it in every night for at least a couple weeks, mainly because of the strong scent. My nail actually felt better immediately, so I kept applying it, and once my nail became strong again, I sort of stopped, and I am happy to say, I am still fungus free. 

For a dog, I see no reason why you couldn't just rub it on whenever you felt like it, at least twice a day? I don't think there are any downsides to Vicks Vaporub, except the smell, and hopefully that will be a lick deterrent as well. Can't guarantee it though! 

Good luck!

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