Causes of Fungal Infections in Labradors
- The most common fungal infections in Labradors are ringworm and yeast related infections.
- Many people do not realize it but recurrent fungal infections can come from the dry dog food we use.
- The diets are high in carbs that metabolize inti sugars.
- Yeast and fungus feeds off of sugar.
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Symptoms of Fungal Infections in Labs.
- Constant moisture and dark environments make way for fungal infections in Labradors.
- The ears are perfect sites for a horrific ear infection to set up. A foul odor is present as well as redness, inflammation, and pain.
- Dogs that constantly lick and chew at paws to relieve itching symptoms of things like hot spots can develop massive fungus infections. Read knee pain problems in large or small dogs
- Ringworm is a zoonotic condition that is extremely contagious to people as well as other pets. It appears as a circular lesion on the dogs body.
- In ringworm, hair is lost in the center of the circle and the area appears red, very dry and crusty.
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How to Treat Labrador’s Fungal Infections.
- Ear infections caused by fungus or yeast can be prevented by a once a month cleaning of the ear canal with apple cider vinegar. The vinegar supply’s an acidic environment that bacteria just cannot thrive in.
- Use the vinegar 2-x daily for present infections.
- Ringworm requires that the environment, people and pets be kept clean. The areas frequented often by all members of the family should be wiped down and disinfected regularly.
- Good hand washing goes a long way in preventing the transmission of infectious diseases.
- A thin layer of Vick’s menthol rub works miraculously as a treatment for fungal infections in Labradors at the ringworm site. Applied 2-3 times a day, the fungus is gone.
- Cut down on sugars for your pet. Also be vigilant about changing to a low carb diet.
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- Water intake must be plentiful to keep flushing toxins out of your dogs system. Always have fresh, distilled water within reach.
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