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Description: Yeast infections stink and cause itching but are non-contagious. They occur in areas where excessive oils and/or moisture occur, such as the ears, groin, anal area etc. Some breeds are more susceptible to yeast infections. Yeast infections are a red flag to other underlying medical conditions.

Contributing factors: Imbalance of bacteria, allergies

Herbal Treatment:
Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Barberry is very effective in fighting bacterial infections and boosts the immune system. Not only is Cinnamon a yummy spice, it is also used to fight thrush, gum disease, respiratory and sinus infections. Lavender helps to inhibit the growth of fungi.

Homeopathic Treatment: Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms.

Essential Oils:
Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Flower Essence Crab Apple helps with the recovery from infections. Beech promotes tolerance. Holly is for fast occurring illness. AGRIMONY is for sensitivity

Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch. Neem oil and powder has been used in India since ancient times. It is a tree with amazing healing powers and has undergone scrutiny world wide. It has been used to treat illnesses ranging abrasions, autoimmune disorders, blood disorders, circulatory disorders, Digestion, Fatigue, and Respiratory.