Yeast Infection Treatment! 6 Day Diarrhea
by Miguel Monteiro
My name is Miguel!
My dog is a 7 year old Labrador! We started to notice itching, ear infection and paw licking/biting 3 years ago.
Vets said he was atopic/allergic to food/environment etc. They prescribed anti allergenic kibble for 2 months! Symptoms got better, but overall condition didn't.
I looked for a holistic/homeopathic approach. They switched him to raw food ( meat, fish, few veggies/fruit ). He had major reactions (namely to a beef bone... diarrhea, vomiting and the symptoms got worst every day (itching, paw biting, ear infections, etc.). This phase lasted for 3 months.
They then suggested to move him to an egg and sweet potato raw diet ( he was really skinny and lethargic ). This phase lasted for 2 months.
They then turned to white fish/salmon. For 1 year, he was fed with sweet potato, white fish and chick peas (yeahhh... now I know !!!)
His poo was irregular, itching continued, paw biting too, as well as ear infections.
For the last year and a half or so (under the theory that he was allergic to meat) we fed him a high quality vegetarian kibble (no gluten, starch free, but full of green peas, potato, carrots, etc.) His poo is excellent with this kibble. The rest of the symptoms come and go, but tend to stay longer and are more severe.
For the last year, he's been taking prednisone/antibiotics for short periods to "help" him in the darkest hours. (Conofite for ear infection and prednisone pills in very small doses).
Last December we found out Indy (my Lab) had a yeast infection.
Two months ago, we started on lamb broth. Worsening of symptoms and major diarrhea and vomiting break out at day 4 and 5. We've been advised to stop. One month ago we tried raw duck. Day 2 with major diarrhea and vomiting. We've been advised to stop.
Then we tried cooked pork with amaranth. Better reaction, but still the symptoms prevailed (ears, paws, itching).
We took a food allergy test because we were told that diarrhea, but mostly vomiting, are not a part of a yeast infection condition. According to the test, turkey should be avoided... cod, salmon, rabbit, shellfish, soy and green peas too, on a lesser level. The rest is fine!
For the last week we've been feeding exclusively on chicken + pork (organs + joints, meat, skin and bone broth ). We provide mineral water, high quality supplements (Vitamin D, Omega 3, Chorella, Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Candida Support pills with pau d'arco, oregano oil, black walnut and caprylic acid).
Now, I've read carefully all you say about treating yeast infections (thank you for all the incredible info). I'm quite aware that there is no shortcut! I'm fully committed to overcame this with my dog. I lean to yeast infection because, in a nut shell, he took high quality kibble for the first 4 years of his life (but still with starch, wheat, etc.), and for the last 3 years sweet potato was always present, as well as vegetables and fish (heavy metals, etc.). None or very little meat (we thought he was allergic).
Long story short, I'd like to ask you... given that the stools were perfectly formed when he was taking the vegetarian kibble and now, with the chicken/pork broth, he poos liquid/smelly diarrhea for the last 6 days (although drinking lots of water and symptoms improving - less paw biting, itching, etc.), should I worry?
I'm aware of the Herxheimer reaction. Is diarrhea normal under this condition? What signs/symptoms should I look for to stop and get help? He's lethargic, sleeps a lot, has low energy, gets tired really quickly. But looks at peace and getting better.
Thank you so much!You are the best!
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