My Dog Has a Yeast Infection. I thought fruits and vegetables were healthy?

by Rose
(Wisconsin, USA)

The vet says my dog has a yeast infection. He's had this problem for a long time. Nothing seems to get rid of it. He eats expensive ( can't really afford it ) kibble and I give him some fruits and vegetables because they're healthy, aren't they? Please help me? I feel so bad for my dog. He's itchy and scratching all the time and he smells horrible. I'm really confused with what I read on the internet. I really need help making sense of it all.


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Jan 14, 2019
Yeast Infection Treatment Doesn't Include Fruits and Vegetables.
by: Sandra

Hi Rose,

Thank you for question.

I can understand your confusion. I know there is a lot of conflicting information on the internet. Some of it is good and some of it, not so good! So I'll give you my common sense thinking about how to help your dog overcome a yeast infection.

First of all, reread my page yeast infection treatment. Everything you need to know is there, but I would like to emphasize the part about carbohydrate type foods which include fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and veggies are very nutritious foods you're right, but they're also foods that are metabolized as glucose (sugars). Yeast eats glucose ( sugars ). So you can see that those foods will feed the yeast, helping it to thrive.

So obviously, if you want to get rid of the yeast fungus, you can't feed it. You have to starve it, to kill it off. Does that make sense to you?

Your kibble already contains carbohydrates (read the ingredients on your bag) so don't add more. Better yet, consider feeding a raw meat, bones and organs diet that contains no carbohydrates, fruits and veggies at all. This will force your dog's body to burn fats and proteins for energy, not carbs. A ketogenic diet can be useful for this purpose. The yeast won't like that!

I encourage you to learn more about raw dog food here.

I hope that helps Rose? Best of luck,

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