A yeast infection is caused by a yeast called Candida albicans. Candida albicans is an opportunistically yeast that normally inhabits the body and intestinal tract of our dogs. The job of candida albicans is to recognize and destroy harmful bacteria. In a healthy body, candida albicans is controlled by a properly-functioning immune system and "friendly" bacteria.
However, if the immune system is weakened, the number of friendly bacteria decreases, and candida albicans will shift from yeast form (a non-invasive, sugar-fermenting organism) to fungal form (invasive, mucosa damaging) - the yeast infection starts.
Symptoms for a yeast infection are itchy scalp, skin rashes, inflamed pimples with flaky edge.
A yeast infection can breake through in two different types:
Primary yeast infection happens if the ill-making yeast
Secondary yeast infection results from penetration of yeast into skin that is damaged by scratching or injuries. Thus, constantly scratching dogs are prone to yeast infections!
Other factors that increase yeast infection:
A therapy should start at the roots of the yeast infection, your dogs immune system. Many times it is not necessary at all to use prescription medicines.
Topical treatments are not effective in most cases, because dogs lick them off.
Treat your dogs yeast and fungus infections naturally and successful
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