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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!

by Falcon12 on 19 September 2008 - 19:09

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Is it something you can see on their paws?  My two lick and nibble at their paws regularly but I don't see anything??

by Teri on 22 September 2008 - 13:09

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My boyfriends English Bull dog has been chewing on his paws and they look different so I'm thinking his paws must have a yeast infection.  I am going to try the remedies on him. :o)

Thanks Teri

by My Guy Kai on 22 September 2008 - 15:09

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If my dog was chewing his paws, I'd take him to the vet. It's a common symptom of food allergies, amongst other things.  If you already have gone to the vet, and you know it's a yeast infection, you can use regular old athletes foot cream, but again, I'd be wondering why he's getting recurrent infections.  Especially to the lady with the english bulldog, they are known for skin conditions and you at least want to know what you're dealing with.  If it's a bacterial infection the athletes foot cream won't do anything for it.

My 2 cents.

by Theresa on 23 September 2008 - 00:09

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Not really a "home remedy" but- my cocker spaniel has had numerous vet diagnosed yeast infections between his toes. Washing his feet in Malaseb shampoo twice a day for a week has cleared it up everytime. Lather up the feet, let sit 10 minutes, rinse. Always works. He gets the infections about once a year when his allergies act up bad. The allergies cause his feet to itch, which leads to licking and chewing, which makes a dark, moist environment that yeast loves!!

by Rainhaus on 24 September 2008 - 22:09

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All of the above is good info.If you have a horse feed center near you.Look at the products.You may still find Blue and scarlet oils.//tinctures.I would have to know more about the dog to comment further.PM.

by kmaot on 25 September 2008 - 17:09

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INteresting.  Tried the Micatin so far and there is still a major itch....not much success yet over 4 days and it is driving my mixed breed nuts.

My vet said that oil of oregano could be used on paws and to add Bromelain to the dog's diet.

Other thoughts?

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