Permanent Dog Ear Yeast Infection Issue

by Tundi
(Toronto Canada)

My little 12-year-old female Yorkie mixed dog has had ear problems for many years.No vets could ever figure it out why, and no matter what solution they give her it keeps coming back. They have no clue no cure no hope.

The best treatment is my homemade remedy wipe the ear with 1/2 and 1/2 vinegar and distilled water which is only temporary, then the itch comes back. I tried the allergy test withholding food for 2 weeks and withholding the other one, and so ...
The vet checked a sample of the ear under a microscope and saw very little bacterium
but she gave a useless burrow which is steroid based, a dangerous drug that should be outlawed.

She is not a healthy dog and has liver and pancreatic issues, so her immune system is very weak. Her food is superior never eats kibbles or table food but lived on freeze-dried raw for years, but for a year she is on home-cooked food, fresh and high quality
No sweet fruit no starch no cookies no leftovers. She eats boiled chicken turkey and fish (no salmon.) vegetables and fruit. egg and yogurt, all no fat no sugar.

She receives regular grooming every 6 weeks, and a vinegar bath in between for the yeast odor which is all over her tiny body. She gets an anti-bacterial shampoo and has no garbage put in her body I mean disgusting vaccines which is totally unnecessary for a sick dog or any dog if you are a really good honest vet you get my message unless you are brainwashed and can't help it but follow your path, your school not your heart and love for animals. For other reasons, I do not wish to comment.

DO NO HARM !!!!!! Dogs are gifts to humans even if you do not act like one, they would never hurt you but many vets hurt them just because they have no clue what is wrong, and animals can't tell us what is wrong but if you know your dog you know what is wrong you read them like a book.

One vet told me to bathe my dog every day because he has a yeast infection OMG. Another vet gave my dog steroids which destroyed her liver her AP went up to 2800 and her Amylase 5055 PSL 5400 (Canadian) numbers He looked human is he ?? He had a blue coat on what was under it?? a beast??

Is he trying to help the infection ??? or is he an idiot practicing with a license? which should be revoked just like the Indian vet who was torturing animals, fired, and hired back what is wrong with the vets with the humans with the law in order? One of my good friends has a dog 15 years old never went to a vet, smart man lucky dog, healthy and

So you tell me why is that dogs get ear infections all the time ??????
Don't say maybe is this maybe is that we know there is no maybe because we checked everything. Maybe all dogs have itchy ears!!!!!!! sometimes. They are close to the ground to the dirt and they get infected and have allergic reactions or they are more sensitive than us people, and we can't help them because we don't know how, so just let them suffer they are only animals or keep going back to the vet till your savings run out than put them down it is only $800 and get another one they are all the same right??

Editor Comment: Treating a Permanent Dog Ear Infection

Dear Tundi,

We are so sorry to hear about the ear problems your dog has been experiencing for many years. It can be frustrating when conventional treatments do not seem to work, and I can understand your desire to try a homemade remedy to help alleviate her symptoms.

First, it's essential to understand that chronic ear infections in dogs can have a variety of causes, including allergies, underlying health conditions, and even genetics. It's possible that your dog's ear issues may be related to a condition that has not yet been identified.

Steroids can be useful in treating inflammation and itching, but as you point out they can also have side effects and are not always the best long-term solution. However, it's important to understand that not all steroid-based medications are "useless" or "dangerous." In some cases, they can be helpful in managing certain health conditions.

It's good to hear that you are feeding your dog a high-quality, balanced diet and practicing regular grooming. However, I would still recommend that you seek out the advice of a veterinarian who specializes in dermatology or internal medicine. These specialists have additional training and experience in diagnosing and treating chronic skin and ear conditions. Given your experience, if you live near a University veterinary center such as the Ontario Veterinary College, might be the best option.

In some cases, additional diagnostic testing, such as skin or blood allergy testing, may be helpful in identifying the underlying cause of your dog's ear issues. Also, regular check-ups and preventative care, such as vaccinations, can be important in keeping your dog healthy and preventing other health issues from arising.

Treating recurrent ear infections in dogs can be challenging, particularly if the cause is a bacterial infections (Staphylococcus) can be difficult to eliminate completely. The best approach is to work closely with a veterinarian to develop a treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of the infections and provides long-term management.

Best of Luck, but try a University center for another opinion given this is a difficult to treat case.


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