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    Default Freakin' Yeasty Paws

    Well in a recent thread, I posted that Bentley and Jewel were pretty much in good health. I guess I spoke too soon. Bentley has come down with the worst case of yeasty paws that he is constantly licking the skin off of his paws. So bad that he woke me up while he was gnawing and licking his paws last night. Jewel is still OK and we are keeping her in-check.

    Diet wise, he receives Fromm's grain free food (currently Hagenpuffinpupper or whatever). I am switching him back to the Pork and Peas. They both receive a Vetri-Science probiotic chew twice a day and 1-2 Tbs of fat-free Greek Yogurt in the evening.

    We recently tried using Selsin Blue on his paws and even most recently using RaRhetts pickled paw juice (1 cup ACV, 1cup H2O2, and 2 cups water). Nothing seems to work. We wipe his feet off after coming in from outside especially if there is morning dew. We also have him on Benadryl 50 mg 2-3 times daily. Bedding is washed etc.

    I do not know if the issue is intrinsic or extrinsic.

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    I would try a dehydrated raw food with a different protein such as Honest Kitchen, Spot Farms or Only Natural EasyRaw, with a gradual switch over over a week. My dog licks her paws a lot less since I switched her over to EasyRaw from Petsmart. Also try soaking the paws in a dilute solution of Betadine for 5 minutes a day for a couple of weeks. You can also use a ketoconazole/chlorhexidine shampoo like Ketohex or Curaseb to wash the paws daily ( make sure you rinse it off after about 10 minutes ) for a week or two.

    Also start him on an antihistamine like cetirizine 0.5 mg/pound once daily

    Better probiotics than yoghurt would include doggie probiotics like Herbsmith Microflora Plus or Proviable DC, or kefir or sauerkraut from refrigerator section of supermarket or green tripe


    If none of this helps after a few months you might want to get him tested for environmental allergies ( skin testing is best ). If he has a lot of environmetal allergies the vet can inject a biologic called Cytopoint. Or you could try immunotherapy with Respit sublingual drops, but that takes months to start working, and also requires a vet Rx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    I would try a dehydrated raw food with a different protein such as Honest Kitchen, Spot Farms or Only Natural EasyRaw, with a gradual switch over over a week. My dog licks her paws a lot less since I switched her over to EasyRaw from Petsmart. Also try soaking the paws in a dilute solution of Betadine for 5 minutes a day for a couple of weeks. You can also use a ketoconazole/chlorhexidine shampoo like Ketohex or Curaseb to wash the paws daily ( make sure you rinse it off after about 10 minutes ) for a week or two.

    Also start him on an antihistamine like cetirizine 0.5 mg/pound once daily

    Better probiotics than yoghurt would include doggie probiotics like Herbsmith Microflora Plus or Proviable DC, or kefir or sauerkraut from refrigerator section of supermarket or green tripe


    If none of this helps after a few months you might want to get him tested for environmental allergies ( skin testing is best ). If he has a lot of environmetal allergies the vet can inject a biologic called Cytopoint. Or you could try immunotherapy with Respit sublingual drops, but that takes months to start working, and also requires a vet Rx.
    Thanks. We have a vet appointment on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    Thanks. We have a vet appointment on Saturday.
    Agree with kefir or sauerkraut from refrigerator section of supermarket or green tripe.... Rogers, anything that says "fat free" it has hidden sugars n additives even chemicals. Always stay away from anything that says low fat, fat free or no added sugars. That's a big no no and can cause the paw licking problem! Yeast feeds on sugars n carbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Agree with kefir or sauerkraut from refrigerator section of supermarket or green tripe.... Rogers, anything that says "fat free" it has hidden sugars n additives even chemicals. Always stay away from anything that says low fat, fat free or no added sugars. That's a big no no and can cause the paw licking problem! Yeast feeds on sugars n carbs.
    Thanks.

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    Whenever Jax’s paws get yeasty I do the diluted iodine soak once a day until gone.


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    Agree with Helene... Replace the yogurt with raw goats milk or sauerkraut


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    Porkchop has had recurring yeast infections for almost 2 years now. Constant paw licking, chewing, dragging his nose on the edge of the couch. His paw pads were bright pink. He was miserable. He took meds, anti-fungals and antibiotics, for awhile but that didn't totally work. Then I tried GNC Anti-Fungal shampoo, bathing him 1-2x week, at first. His nose was treated with those medicated wipes (meta...something). After just a couple of baths, the licking and paw chewing stopped. I ran out of the shampoo and within a couple of weeks, he was back to licking and chewing again. Fortunately, Pork loves baths. The shampoo is mild enough that once a week doesn't cause his skin to dry out. It costs about $17/bottle and well-worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw7004 View Post
    Porkchop has had recurring yeast infections for almost 2 years now. Constant paw licking, chewing, dragging his nose on the edge of the couch. His paw pads were bright pink. He was miserable. He took meds, anti-fungals and antibiotics, for awhile but that didn't totally work. Then I tried GNC Anti-Fungal shampoo, bathing him 1-2x week, at first. His nose was treated with those medicated wipes (meta...something). After just a couple of baths, the licking and paw chewing stopped. I ran out of the shampoo and within a couple of weeks, he was back to licking and chewing again. Fortunately, Pork loves baths. The shampoo is mild enough that once a week doesn't cause his skin to dry out. It costs about $17/bottle and well-worth it.
    Glad to hear the shampoo is working for Porkchop. You should consider switching him to a grain free potato free dog food, preferably raw, and giving him probiotics, and maybe you wouldn't have to keep washing him that often. It's possible you still would if he has environmental allergies.

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    Pork is on grain-free food and probiotics. It does seem like he's become sensitive to grass. For the last two years, he avoids walking on grass. I figure he knows something. I also try to wipe his feet when he goes outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw7004 View Post
    Pork is on grain-free food and probiotics. It does seem like he's become sensitive to grass. For the last two years, he avoids walking on grass. I figure he knows something. I also try to wipe his feet when he goes outside.
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