Dog yeast infection is very common for dogs, especially the older ones. Also, the organism called Malasezia is found normally on the dog skin, this is not developed into an yeast infection without certain conditions. Dog ear yeast infection develops in pets with long anf furry ears. Hoever, you should not mistaken it with ears infection. That is why a visit at your veterinarian will tell exactly what your dog has.
The main areas of where canine yeast infection appears are the ears and the skin, notably the belly, neck and feet. Usually is very easy to notice if your pet gets yeast due to its foul smell from the ears and sometimes leaking. If the infection is present on the skin, than usually the hair is lost and you can notice some patches on the skin.
Yeast infection in dogs can be prevent it very easily if you maintain a good hygiene of your pet. Yeast fungus is developing in wet, moist areas, so keeping your pet dry all the time and clean helps your pet not to get the infection.
Food is a major cause of developing canine yeast infection as it influence its immune system and also the level of yeast in its body, the same like humans. Vaccine is also known for getting yeast infection in dogs.
To be sure that your dog have really yeast infection, a trip to your vet should clarify this. Sometimes, a test on microscope from your dog skin can tell if it has the Malasezzia, but is not always clear.
Steroids are a major cause for getting candidiasis in dogs, so you should avoid them as much as possible. Also, having treatments with antibiotics is bad for the immune system of your pet. Try to give them only when it is really necessary. Also, nowadays it is more difficult to know when we actually eat antibiotics, as many animals are given antibiotics in their food and we end up eating meat with antibiotics. The same thing with the food for your dog. If your puppy gets chronic yeast infection, you may take a look at his diet and origin of its food.