What Is the Yeast Infection in Dogs?

Q:
What is the yeast infection in dogs?

A:
The canal structure of a dog gives yeast a more favorable environment to grow, which is different from human.

If your dog often has baths or swims, it is more likely to have the infection because the water may be trapped in the ear canal. The water can lead to a yeast infection.

A dog is also more likely to have infections if it is allergic to:

  • dust
  • mold
  • feathers
  • pollen
  • cigarette smoke
  • cleaning products
  • certain foods

Key words: dog ear yeast infection; yeast infection dogs

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