Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yeast and Dogs–Serious and Underdiagnosed

Just like people, dogs can have an overgrowth of candida albicans.  And just like in people an unhealthy over take of these little organisms can be manifested in a myriad of health issues – allergies, foul odor, chronic ear infections, arthritis, severe hot spots, poor skin health, low energy, hair loss and many, many more.

A few years ago Maggie started scratching like crazy.  We took her to several vet appointments at a very well known and well respected vet.  After spending several hundred dollars (maybe thousands), they determined Maggie had several allergies and should go on very expensive steroid shots.  The money and treatment didn’t sit well with me.  Steroids sounded like treating the symptom and not the root cause.  It bothered me to say the least.  I started googling dog health issues (which I know is almost as dangerous as googling your own health issues because you can convince yourself you’re going to die tomorrow).  But it really was a miracle from God because I found this website.  I started reading like crazy all of the health issues these owners faced with their dogs.  So many of them were told to put their dog down or were also told their dog had allergies.  Come to find out this is the most misdiagnosed problem with dogs. 

Just like with humans, dogs diets have become filled with junk and lacking basic and needed nutrients.  This and the overuse of antibiotics in meat and with health issues, dogs also have an over growth of yeast. 

I know you might be thinking, “Yeah, this girl is nuts.”  Keep reading folks.  Keep reading.

When I first starting treating my dog with Nzymes and a low carb diet, she went from scratching 24 hours a day (literally), having raw skin and losing fur to being able to sleep through the night without scratching.  That may seem like no big deal to you, when you sleep with your dog it equals sleep for you. 

So, just like us, I got lazy with my dog’s diet.  We moved to Trader Joe’s food which is cheap, not bad as far as fillers and very convenient.  We also let Maggie eat whatever she wanted of Henry’s leftovers.  Also a lazy move because it means less clean up for us. 

Shocker of all shockers is Maggie’s health declined including a maybe stroke, ear infection and a new diagnosis of allergies which Dave fell for hook line and sinker.  So, after some heated discussions about how my diagnosis of yeast is bogus and my belief that the vets were just throwing out a diagnosis to prescribe drugs, I secretly ordered Nzymes again (shhh, don’t tell).  Well, really you don’t have to tell because the proof is in the pudding.

This is what happens to dogs when yeast dies off.  It’s pretty sick.


This photo of Maggie’s chest was taken tonight.  It’s for all you freaks who think I’m a freak (just joking, just joking).  But this is living proof that there is serious problem when yeast takes over a pet’s body and YOUR body.  The black stuff is the yeast dying off an coming through her skin.  Sick.  I am treating her with a high protein diet, Nzymes supplements and 2 baths a week.  We are in week two folks.  Week two of her detox.  Pretty darn sick.

So next time your pet has health issues, consider its diet first and check out Nzymes instead of suppressing everything with drugs.  And maybe think about what you are eating and your own health issues.

(Yeast are unicellular fungi.  Dermatophytosis or ringworm is a clinical condition caused by fungal infection – if you are looking at the rings).  Maggie does have massive amounts of black coming out of her armpits, ears, eyes and other body parts.


Fresh McKenzie said...


Fresh McKenzie said...


Rachael said...

ring worm is a fungus. but that's not the only place where the fungus is coming out.