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  • kasiact
    21 Jun
      Thank you Mary. The vet decided that it's arthritis that's weakening his immune system, he got some anti fungal shot and will treat for the arthritis. I'm not 100% convinced that that is the final answer but I'm crossing my fingers

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      From: "esetters esetters44224@... [MVDincavaliers]" <MVDincavaliers@...>
      Date: 6/20/17 7:27 PM (GMT-05:00)
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      Subject: Re: [MVDincavaliers] Skin Yeast Infection


      Hi Kat,

      You mentioned changing the diet and I wondered if you have tried turkey instead of chicken?  Also, are you feeding low glycemic vegetables?  No potatoes or carrots.

      Is this something that just started recently?  One of our Cavaliers had a yeast infection and mange when we adopted her, and it took about a year to clear it up.  Not even sure what ended up working because we tried so many different things.  One thing I learned was that she was highly allergic to flea bites.  One time, I took her to a dog event and I think she picked up fleas there.  My others dogs ended up with them and no one had much of a reaction beyond the usual scratching, even though they had more fleas than Lucy.  I only saw one or two on her the whole time we were in the process of getting rid of them, and that was checking her every day.  But she was a mess all over again.

      One thing I would suggest, and this isn't something I used on Lucy because I didn't know about it, is a product called PetSilver Wound Spray.  I learned about it from someone who has a rescue and she uses it for various skin issues.  You can find it on Amazon.  It's not cheap, but I've used it on my dogs (and actually on myself for a sunburn), and it does seem to help.  Logan, my Cavalier, had a little wart on the top of his head that he was scratching at and causing it to bleed.  My vet said there really wasn't anything to do, so I started spraying it a couple of times a day and the thing totally went away.  You can buy it at Chewy.com or Amazon.  I bought the big bottle because there wasn't much difference in price.  Not sure about Amazon, but Chewy might let you return it if it doesn't work.  Have never returned anything there, but their customer service has been good with other issues I've had.

      Also, could he possibly have mange? 

      Hope you are able to find something that helps!


      From: "kasiact kasiact@... [MVDincavaliers]" <MVDincavaliers@...>
      To: MVDincavaliers@...
      Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 4:31 PM
      Subject: [MVDincavaliers] Skin Yeast Infection

      Thank you,  we have been using medicated shampoo as well, but it only works for a day or so. We went to the vet yet again today and they think he has severe arthritis that is causing his immune system to lower and the yeast is attacking him. Got an anti fungal shot and altered his diet. 


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      From: "rod.russell39@... [MVDincavaliers]" <MVDincavaliers@...>
      Date: 6/19/17 11:09 PM (GMT-05:00)
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      Subject: Re:: Re: : Re: [MVDincavaliers] Total loss of coordination hind leg weakness and low respiratory rate

      Kat, we have a dog with a yeast problem on her skin right now. Our holistic vet has had only one recommended treatment, which consists of an antimicrobial shampoo called Malaseb by Bayer, and a crème rinse called HyLyt, also by Bayer.

      We have to follow the instructions to the letter, which means keeping the shampoo on the dog for ten minutes and then rinse thoroughly and keeping the crème rinse on the dog for seven minutes.
      Rod Russell
      Orlando, Florida USA

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      Hi everyone, 
      I was wondering if anyone has had issues with yeast infections on the skin. My poor Cavalier is covered from head to toe. It's very itchy so the vet has him on anti itch and topical shampoo. Which is not working. I elimated sugars and wheat and basically everything out of his diet, I noe cook for him strictly vegetables and chicken. I also tried the raw diet and it's not working. He is on hear murmur medications and has been for years. He will be 12 years old this year.  Does anyone know of a way to get rid of this or has had experience with how to manage this. He's not uncomfortable with the anti-itch medication but he looks miserable. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks you. Kat

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      From: "esetters esetters44224@... [MVDincavaliers]" <MVDincavaliers@...>
      Date: 6/19/17 8:08 AM (GMT-05:00)
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      Subject: Re: : Re: [MVDincavaliers] Total loss of coordination hind leg weakness and low respiratory rate


      Even though it's been quite a few years, I still remember how scared we were when Cody had his first episode of vestibular disease.  We thought for sure his sugar levels had dropped and tried giving him Karo syrup, but it didn't do a thing.  So, we rushed him over to the ER and thankfully his internal med dr was in that day.  She checked his glucose levels and determined it wasn't that, and then diagnosed the vestibular disease.  They also had a neurologist there, and he ran some tests and agreed it was vestibular disease. 

      What is scary is that, for some reason, some vets don't recognize that this is what is going on and tell people that the dog has had a stroke and probably won't recover.  I remember another person in a group I belong to going thru this with his dog and was considering putting the dog down.  Thankfully, some of us on the list had experienced this before and suggested he hold off on making any decisions.  The dog did recover within a few days.  That's not to say that it couldn't be a sign of something more serious, but best to hold off on any decisions until the dog has a chance to recover.  It's something that most people really have never heard of before and because the symptoms come on so suddenly and are so dramatic, it can be very scary to watch your dog going thru it.  It's almost like they're obsessed with having to walk, but all they can do is go in circles and can't keep their balance and keep falling.

      I hope Georgie is doing better now. 


      From: "bobwexler@... [MVDincavaliers]" <MVDincavaliers@...>
      To: MVDincavaliers@...
      Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2017 1:03 PM
      Subject: Re:: Re: [MVDincavaliers] Total loss of coordination hind leg weakness and low respiratory rate

      Mary, That is exactly whats happening, the doctor prescribed ear drops a couple of months ago because he suspected an ear infection stemming from her teeth which are in really bad shape no matter what I do. Not only is she back to normal after about 24hr but she seems better than before the episode specifically her energy level and stability. The first time I rushed her to the doctor, she was still a bit weak but recovering. The other night it started at about 6:00PM, 11:00PM I picked her up to take her out and she peed all over me and couldn't stand on her own or walk sideways and seemed drunk, at about 4AM I took her out again and wouldn't move but was dribbling pee there was also some head nodding. I gave her Rescue Remedy and 20MG Lasix, though I didn't feel she needed it at the time but It may have helped drain some fluid from ear, by morning she was fine. Very scary! Georgie is on about 20 different herbs and supplements in addition to some potent homeopathic remedies, I was hoping it could be what is known in homeopathy as a "Healing Crisis" but based on what I just read about Idiopathic or “Old Dog” Vestibular Disease, I think you nailed it. Thanks!

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