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Yeast Overgrowth
« on: April 11, 2007, 05:46:33 am »
There are so many of us here who have been posting about a variety of health problems and symptoms that while they may appear unrelated, often can point to yeast infections and therefore I urge everyone to consider yeast as a possible underlying factor when tackling a host of problems.

The Whole Dog Journal recently provided an excellent analysis of yeast overgrowth and their significant occurrence in dogs today.  It is a highly under-diagnosed condition since most vets do not know how to treat and do not consider the big picture of the entire animal.

Here is a great checklist of common symptoms to consider for yeast.  Check each symptom that applies and then add up the number of checks to determine the likelihood of yeast:

Fatigue
Poor Appetite
Overweight
Anxious
Nervousness
Allergies
Environmental sensitivites - trees, pollens
Frequent Infections
Dull Hair/Coat

Rashes or Itching
Hives
Draining Sore
Itchy Feet
Chewing Feet or Tail
Body Odor
Face Rubbing
Acne
Eczema
Oily or Greasy Skin
Dry Flaky Skin
Excessive Shedding
Blackened Skin (armpits and groin)
Thickened, rough skin

Wheezing
Coughing
Asthma
Nasal Discharge
Reverse Sneezing (snorting)
Itching nose


Bad Breath
Smelly Stool
Indigestion
Vomiting or Diarrhea
Constipation
Anal Gland Impaction/Irritation

Ear Discharge
Ear Infections
Ear Itching or Pain

Itching Eyes
Red Irritated Eyes
Cloudy Eyes
Runny Eyes, Oozing
Dull eye appearance

Joint Pain
Arthritis
Stiff Neck
Back Pain

Bladder Infection
Kidney Stones
Increased Urination
Vaginal Discharge
Irregular Heat Cycles


0 = Excellent Health

1-2 = Mild Dietary Change Needed

3-5 = Moderate Dietary Change Needed and nutraceutical/herbal support needed

5 or more = Poor Health and marked dietary change needed; nutraceutical/herbal support needed and time for your dog to cleanse, detoxify, and rebuild his/her immune system replenishing missing nutrients.






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Re: Yeast Overgrowth
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 06:35:22 am »
Thanks so much for posting this info!

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Re: Yeast Overgrowth
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 06:39:48 am »
I am would love to read the article and am a subscriber to Whole Dog Journal. What month was it in?

Thanks again!

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Re: Yeast Overgrowth
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 08:36:42 am »
I am would love to read the article and am a subscriber to Whole Dog Journal. What month was it in?

Thanks again!

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Re: Yeast Overgrowth
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 12:48:04 am »
Thanks so much - I dug up the issue last night and brought it with me to read today at work.

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Re: Yeast Overgrowth
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 12:11:40 pm »
I believe that Bo has yeast issues, as she meets many of the criteria on the list.  However, I don't subscribe to the journal...does it say anything about specific treatments for yeast overgrowth?  I am unable/unwilling to change her diet too much-she's on duck & potato for grain allergy and besides the fact that she has responded well to this, I can't switch to raw (just bought a house-we're broke) at this time.  I am open to any supplements that can be added to her dinner/water.  Bo is currently in digestive enzymes, probiotics, salmon oil, and glucosamine.  Anything else I can give her to erradicate the yeast issue?
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 06:09:12 pm »
I am bumping this thread because I suspect Cabeza has a yeast overgrowth problem. I did a search of the forums and found this.

So, I want to know...does anyone have any suggestions? He is on Innova Large Breed. Should I add acidopholus?

His symptoms are:

On and off diarrhea with no explanation (no diet change or anything)

Funky stink from breath and body

Greasy hair (though he is a Newf mix, so that is somewhat normal)

hot spots that he itches incessantly

Any ideas?

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Re: Yeast Overgrowth
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2008, 05:59:51 pm »
Thank you Doctor Holly. I knew you would have an answer. Is this Nzymes kit you refer to from the GD Lady?

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Re: Yeast Overgrowth
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 07:13:12 pm »
could this be the reason why titan is having diarreah...ear infections, and more?  Is prozyme the same thing?  We have prozyme...is it the same?