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                  TREATING YEAST INFECTIONS…..NATURALLY
What is yeast:
Yeast happily live on most normal skin, in ears, anal glands, between toes and on muzzles.  Yeast in small normal numbers are harmless but when the yeasts are present in large numbers, disease results. Hair loss, redness, hyperpigmentation (blackening of the skin), and thickening of the skin may also be present. Yeast infections are especially itchy, crusty, and smelly. Often a dog starts with a rash or with simple itching but the skin thickens to an “elephant” skin appearance. The itch is extreme and the odor can be especially troublesome. Parts of the body or the entire body can be affected.

Treatment of the Underlying cause:  It is important to realize that yeast overgrowth occurs in response to a primary problem be it allergy, seborrhea or something else. If the underlying problem is not controlled, yeast dermatitis is likely to periodically recur. Yeast infections are not contagious.

To help prevent yeast infections, and to help minimize chronic yeast issues in pets - use a healthy, low-grain/grain-free diet as the conversion of grain carbohydrate to sugar supplies food that feed yeast. Probiotic supplements provide additional beneficial bacteria to your dog’s diet which will help to boost the immune system’s response to harmful bacteria. Avoid foods containing corn or wheat, by-products, chemical preservatives, or in some cases soy, depending on the cause of the dog’s allergy. It may also be advisable to change to a single-source protein diet and treats to eliminate any protein allergy. Environmental allergies may also be a factor.  

Canine And Feline Ear Infections: The majority of dog and cat ear infections (90 percent) are actually caused by allergens like ragweed and tree pollen, food allergies or chemicals within their environment. The body's natural reaction to such allergens results in inflammation of the ear's skin and an increased temperature in the ear. Normal organisms in the ear, like yeast, then start to proliferate and cause itching of the ears and your pet will shake his head.  Closer analysis of your pet's ear canal showing the presence of black, waxy like substance or 'smelly' ears is also indicative of the presence of yeast in the ear canal.

CANDIDASE

Cellulase is the enzyme that breaks down fiber. It is also a digestive enzyme lacking in pets digestive systems.
Fungi (Candida) is a group of organisms formerly regarded as plants lacking chlorophyll. They can either exist as single cells or make up a multi-cellular body called a mycelium, which consists of filaments known as hyphae.
The cell wall of yeast and fungi contains some fungal cellulose or a compound called chitin. Chitin is a polysaccharide, or carbohydrate, which is structurally very similar to cellulose. Supplemental cellulase may help break down this “cellulose-like” chitin, aiding the body’s natural systems of purification and detoxification.*

Additionally, in individuals with Candida imbalance there is often a large amount of undigested fiber in the large intestine. It is believed that the mucus that the body naturally produces as a result of this impaired fiber (cellulose) digestion may protect the Candida from our body's immune system. By adding cellulase to the diet we provide support for fiber digestion, allowing it to be removed along with inappropriate mucus, allowing our body to achieve balance.*

The inside of the cell of yeast is mostly protein. Proteases are proteolytic, meaning they have the ability to hydrolyze (digest) protein. Protease enzymes have a long history of beneficial use for detoxification and purification. The addition of protease to this formula helps the body deal with excess "die-off" or common symptoms of cleansing.

Balance Yeast Overgrowth*
Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus that normally lives in healthy balance in the body. It is found mostly in the intestines, genital tract, mouth, and throat. When the balance is upset, overgrowth results,allowing the fungus to travel to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. Symptoms of yeast overgrowth may include: Dietary sensitivities to food, low energy, poor digestion, urinary tract issues, sinus and respiratory congestion, skin rashes, cold extremities, or body aches.

Candidase provides a powerful 1-2 punch to manage candida overgrowth while avoiding uncomfortable die-off.


42 capsules - $28.99

 

3-4 WEEKS to start, duration depends on severity, length of problem, extent of yeast/fungal spread etc

If severe, start with regular dose, build to double dose over 5 days, maintain double dose for one week, then return to normal dose

YEAST/FUNGAL DETOX

Excesses of yeast and fungus can compromise the immune, digestive and urinary systems.  Yeast/Fungal Detox is a potent detoxification product formulated to inhibit the growth of unfriendly organisms and help restore the body to optimal performance. It is a special blend of herbs and nutrients that inhibits the growth of unfriendly organisms while building up the body systems that have been affected. It supports the immune, digestive and urinary systems to promote optimal health. Yeast/Fungal Detox couldn't really be better described than its name implies.  It uses several different herbs known for anti-fungal activity, including pau d'arco, garlic, and caprylic acid.

$39.99 - 90 capsules

up to 25lbs:  1/2 capsule with food 2xday
25-50 lbs: ½- 3/4 capsule with food 2xday
50-75lbs: ¾-1 capsule with food 2xday
75-140lbs: 1-1.5 capsules with food 2 x day
Over 140 lbs: 1.5 to 2 caps with food 2 x day

CANYON MEADOW NATURAL EAR WASH

Canyon Meadow Natural Ear Wash is a gentle effective natural ear solution which has been formulated to clean your dog's ears without potentially harmful steroids and alcohol.

CONTAINS: NATURAL ALOE VERA as an itch soother, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal remedy
   APPLE CIDER VINEGAR as a natural antiseptic and natural antibiotic
                  GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT as an antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant remedy
     TEA TREE OIL as an antifungal, bactericide and mild antiseptic remedy

4 oz bottle - $19.99

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

As written in an excellent, 1997 article by Wendy Volhard:

"...If your dog has itchy skin, the beginnings of a hot spot, incessantly washes its feet, has smelly ears, or is picky about his food, the application of ACV may change things around.

Taken internally, ACV is credited with maintaining the acid/alkaline balance of the digestive tract. To check your dog's pH balance, pick up some pH strips at the drug store, and first thing in the morning test the dog's urine. If it reads anywhere from 6.2 - 6.5, your dog's system is exactly where it should be. If it is 7.5 or higher, the diet you are feeding is too alkaline, and ACV will re-establish the correct balance.

If you have a dog that has clear, watery discharge from the eyes, a runny nose, or coughs with a liquid sound, use ACV in his or her food. One teaspoon twice a day for a 50 lb. dog will do the job.

After your weekly grooming sessions, use a few drops in his or her ears after cleaning them to avoid ear infections. Other uses for ACV are the prevention of muscle weakness, cramps, feeling the cold, calluses on elbows and hock joints, constipation, bruising too easily, pimples on skin surfaces, twitching of facial muscles, sore joints, arthritis and pus in the urine. There are also reports that it is useful in the prevention of bladder and kidney stones. Fleas, flies, ticks and bacteria, external parasites, ring worm, fungus, staphylococcus, streptococcus, pneumococcus, mange, etc., are unlikely to inhabit a dog whose system is acidic inside and out.

530 mg X 300 Capsules - $31.99

NATURVET TEAR STAIN SUPPLEMENTS

Tear Stain Supplement is formulated to help eliminate unsightly tear stains from the inside out. Our natural active ingredients of Cran-Max and Calcium Ascorbate help support the immune system, Marshmallow Root helps lubricate mucous membranes and Oregon Grape Root is a natural anti-microbial.  All together they will give your dog healthy, beautiful eyes.

How does this supplement work?
Tear staining can be caused by many factors.  Our Tear Stain Supplement addresses the most common causes of staining.  Irritations can cause excessive tears which contain an abundance of porphyrins (organic pigments which are strongly colored) found naturally in the tears.  The Marshmallow Root addresses this. 

Excess tears can also lead to a build up of bacteria (red yeast) on the hair under the eyes.  The Oregon Grape Root addresses this.  Cran-Max and Calcium Ascorbate supports the immune system.

$28.99 - 200g Powder
$15.99 - 60 Tablets

HOMEOPET ALLERGY RELIEF/SKIN & ITCH RELIEF

Remedy to reduce the following symptoms associated with chronic airborne allergies. Skin & Itch works to help detoxify and promote improved skin and coat growth. Constant chewing, itching, scratching and gnawing, dry flaky skin. For persistent skin conditions, Skin & Itch Relief may be used in conjunction with Skin & Seborrhea remedy to obtain maximum results.
Ingredients:Pulex Irritans 6c&30c, Rhus Toxicodendron 6c&30c, Staphysagria 6c&30c, Sulphur 6c& 30c, Urtica Urens 6c&30c, Graphites 6c&30c in 20% USP alc. in purifed water.

$19.99

URBAN CARNIVORE GENTIAN EAR TREATMENT

The Gentian miracle! There are few products that are comparable for problem ears. Most ear problems are caused by an infection in the outer ear: Staph, Strep, Pseudomonas bacteria, Malassezia or Candida yeast. Floppy ears, narrow and or furry ear canals and allergies also contribute to ear problems.
Contains Witch Hazel, Boric Acid and Gentian Violet.

$24.99

R-7 NATURAL EAR CLEANER

R-7 Natural Ear Cleaner
is a natural alternative to regular ear cleaners, using the ingredients Chamomile, Marigold & Apple Cider Vinegar to naturally solve the problem of itchy, odorous ears and wax buildup. Fungus and bacteria infections are usually alkaline. Apple Cider Vinegar is acidic and helps to neutralize the PH, which is essential to prevent bacteria/fungal development. Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and anti-bacterial herb that is beneficial in soothing and relieving inflammation and bacterial conditions. Marigold or more commonly known as Calendula, has been used medicinally for centuries. Calendula has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body.

$11.99


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