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    Default Yeast infection

    I've been in Melbourne since Thursday and got back last night and noticed that Meika was chewing her paws. The area inside her pads on all 4 feet is red and sorta 'moist'. It smells a lot like her ears do when she gets yeast infections in them (which she is quite prone to). Is it possible to have yeast infections between the paw pads?

    How should I go about treating it? Would malaseb help at all? Otherwise I've got plenty of the solution we use in her ears or what about over the counter female thrush cream? Very frustrating, she's had about 8 ear infections in the last 12 months and we narrowed it down to wet, humid weather so I don't think it's a food allergy at all... It rains, she gets yeast infections so I don't know what could've caused it in her feet because it hasn't been raining? But it has been hot and humid!

    Thanks a lot I can try and get photos if I need to

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    'Kristy.Maree' - even though you have been away for only a short time - if Meika has had only before ear infections - I would be asking heaps of questions regarding what has been different for Meika while you were away - food/snacks/places she has been and anything else you can think of !

    Normally anything to do with feet is a contact allergy - but what are her ears like now ? I use 'Clean Ear Solution' for my GSPs - because of their floppy ears. Maybe look at that for Meika - but you do have to do it regularly - every couple of weeks !

    Washing her with
    malaseb will work - as long as she is totally dry after it all ! But I tend to try and find the cause.

    I have used in the past - 50:50 vinegar water mix, 1:10 salt and water mix and just ordinary tea mix - as if you were going to drink it !

    But the best result I ever had was to find the reason for the allergy !

    Good Luck !




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    I think it can pass from ears to paws quite easily. She may have had the beginnings of it in one of her paws and the licking and chewing has encouraged it to spread.
    Maybe ring the vet about the best way to treat? Something to take the itch/irritation away will stop her needing to chew and lick.
    Poor girl, hope you can get it sorted quickly.

    Riley, I thought it was a no-no to use ear solutions regularly when there isn't anything to be treated? Would it not be better to gently dry them with a cotton swab after swimming, walking in the rain etc?

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    Riley - nothing really changed while I was gone, which is what has confused me, my partner was still home so the dogs got their normal rountine with walks, food and park visits. The only thing that has changed is the weather - it's gone from being cool to really hot and humid. Her ears have been great lately, since we discovered that she only gets infections when it rains, I wipe out her ears with ear wipes during wet weather and add a few surolan drops and she is fine.

    Thanks Grevillea, I will give the vet a call soon although she doesn't seem as bad today, we gave her feet a soak in malaseb yesterday and dried them really thoroughly so hopefully that did the trick

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    'grevillea47' - depends what you are treating ear wise and why ? - as to how often you have to do it. I have always used ' Bayer Clean Ear Solution' - which is all natural and no alcohol. So I could use it every day with no ill effects. Riley is a real dirt magnet with his floppy ears - so with my usual checking - if they are dirty - they get cleaned - if not - I leave them alone !

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    Kristy.Maree' - maybe stress ? Keep up with the washing and drying - it will help. I agree to check with the vet - maybe some antihistamines are in order for the poor pup !


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    Oh man...i saw the title of this thread....then saw it was posted by a chick.

    I clicked on it with my one hand over my eyes......peeping through them in hope it wasnt a thread about what i thought it might be about

    Pheeewwww...

    Cant help sorry, but on the ear thing my vet recommended using baby wipes when they where really dirty to help prevent infections. Both my guys love getting thier ears rubbed so it makes it easy.


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