How do I know if my dog has a yeast infection?

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asked Dec 9, 2020 in Dogs by Caledonia (890 points)
How do I know if my dog has a yeast infection?

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answered Dec 10, 2020 by psurangers11 (960 points)
One way to know if your dog may have a yeast infection is to see if the dog is constantly licking their paws as a dog that constantly licks their paws is a sign of yeast infection in dogs.

One easy and common way to tell if a dog has a yeast infection is to watch for signs that your dog is constantly licking it's paws.

A dog that has a yeast infection will lick it's paws constantly.

Other signs that dog has a yeast infection are changes in color or texture of the fur and skin, odor, scratching and rubbing, head shaking and greasy or scaly skin.

When a dog has suddenly started to constantly lick his/her paws it's most commonly a sign of a yeast infection.

If the dog has just licked it's paws a few times then they are probably just cleaning their paws but when they constantly lick the paws it's not a good sign and when that happens your dog most likely does have a yeast infection.

A dog licking it's paws constantly can also be a sign of ear issues, stinky skin or weight issues and if it continues it would be a good idea to take the dog to the vet in case it has a yeast infection or other health issues.

If your dog does have a yest infection you can add a spoonful of coconut oil to your dogs food which can help kill the bacteria that causes the yeast infection in the dog.

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