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Bridget 08-18-2014 09:45 AM

which shampoo?
 
I use Earthbath shampoo for all my dogs. Heidi has a recurring fungal infection on her throat that I just noticed has cropped up again. I have shampoo with aloe and oatmeal, which is what I normally use on her. I also have the tea tree oil variety that is specifically recommended for the hot spots our lab gets. Which would be better for Heidi right now? Thanks.

hunterisgreat 08-18-2014 10:03 AM

I use human shampoo

blackshep 08-19-2014 08:30 AM

Don't use oatmeal shampoos, they can feed yeasty skin.

Try maybe doing a rinse, 1 cup ACV with 1 gallon water. Doesn't need to be rinsed

misslesleedavis1 08-19-2014 08:38 AM

LUSH Seanik Shampoo Bar | Beautylish


We use this, its incredible how shiny they turn out

Bridget 08-19-2014 10:18 AM

Wow, thanks for the advice about the oatmeal; I didn't know that and have always used the oatmeal shampoo on Heidi. Maybe that is why her yeast infections keep recurring! I always get such great advice here.

Magwart 08-19-2014 10:23 AM

For a fungal infection, I would get a bottle of Ketachlor (or equivalent) shampoo from the vet. It works, but it requires an RX. The active ingredients are chlorhexidine gluconate and ketoconazole. We use a lot of it in our rescue for dogs who have yeasty gross skin when they come out of a shelter.
KetoChlor Medicated Shampoo for Dogs, Cats and Horses Virbac (Equine Pharmacy (Rx) - Ear, Eye Skin

I've also heard good things about Malaseb (non-prescription):
Malaseb Shampoo Bayer (Grooming - Shampoos Conditioners - Medicated)

ETA: Also, is your dog getting any coconut oil as a food supplement? (Organic, cold-pressed, extra-virgin, hexane-free CO is a great skin supplement--supportive against systemic yeast. There are lots of threads on it.)

carmspack 08-19-2014 10:27 AM

Mane n Tail protect , anti microbial , anti fungal, anti bacterial .

Selsun Blue fortified , Head and Shoulders

Pro-Tect Antimicrobial Medicated Shampoo - From Mane 'n Tail
not for puppies not for cats , safe for dogs

wolfy dog 08-19-2014 05:39 PM

Did you try to find the cause of the yeast infections? Shampoos seem to be mainly "band aids" and may not address the root of the problem.

qbchottu 08-19-2014 05:45 PM

Very good and worked well for me:
Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiseptic & Antifungal Medicated Shampoo with Benzethonium Chloride & Ketaconazole – 17 fl. oz. | SynergyLabs

For itch relief:
Micro-Tek Spray


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