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Dr Wilson, Our 7 yr old Scottish Terrier has a Yeast infection on his chest, neck, front legs, and on paws. I can smell the yeast on him. We have tried Derma-IonX over and over and over for 9 months and no results. He eats a raw diet and we add some organic green beens to his meal for one feeding, and then we add some organic peas for the 2nd feeding. We have tried Coconut Oil on his skin but the fungus is still their. We hate to see him suffer with itching and scratching and the smell. Tonight I tried mixing Apple Cider Vinegar with water in a small spray bottle and sprayed his neck and chest. You can really smell the ACV in the mixture and I need to know if that will work as well as the coconut oil. What is the best way to get rid of the yeast and fungus on his chest and front legs and front paws and on his neck? The yeast seems to be attracted to and feed off of a warm area on his skin. From his tummy down to his tail there is no visible fungus or yeast, only on his chest, neck, and front legs and paws. We hate to witness the irritation it gives him and we do not trust any more Western Medicine Vets as all they do is give Antibiotics which I understand feeds the Yeast, and they want to give Steroid shots and we are against that as both cause side affects and that is not good. I am also starting to add 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in his water each day to try and heal him from the inside out, and spray some ACV on his affected areas topically as well. Can you suggest anything else at this time and are we doing everything right so far? If one method does not work we do research and try another until we solve the problem. Please let us know what you suggest as well. We also give him a ProBiotic each day to chew on ( by Vetionx) and we also give him 2 ozs of Goats Milk by a company called "Answers". We have also tried a Kangaroo + Lentil kibble last week. This was suggested by a Dog dermatologist. They told us to give him this kibble only for 90 days and don't give him anything else but we have not started that feeding program as of yet. I am also told that mixing 50% water and 50% white vinegar will help get rid of yeast and you can apply it topically. Please let me know what you suggest as we are beside ourselves and want to give our Scottish Terrier the best options possible as he is like a little boy to us and we love him so much. Thank You, Rick and Arlene (my Mom)

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June 21, 2014 at 6:55 AM



Dear Rick and Arlene,

I hope that you are using purified water for drinking and bathing. To help the skin I would try Zymox Enzymatic Shampoo or DEFENDEX Shampoo by Vetionx. Between baths I would apply Zymox creme rinse directly to the yeasty skin.

Another Homeopathic that you can try is called Thuja 30C which you can get at health food store. This one can help the other homeopathics that you might give to work better. I would give 2 pellets each evening before bed for a couple of weeks.

Another thing that is sometimes helpful is to have a veterinary chiropractor check for spinal misalignment. Good alignment can help with allergies and allow for faster healing. Acupuncture can be a good modality to use, too.

Please let us know how he does.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 23, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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