Saturday, February 4, 2017

Reasons Why Dogs Get Repeated Ear Infections

Did you know... Dogs can get ear infections from yeast overgrowth, hypothyroidism, food and environmental allergies?  Dog ear infections are painful and dogs may have a terrible odor.  Left untreated, ear infections can lead to permanent deafness.   If your dog is getting ear infections, here is what you can do. Avoid dry kibble, starchy carbohydrates, grains, beef and poultry.  Starchy carbohydrates found in dry foods consist of either as grains, potatoes, flours, tapioca, peas, beans, etc and breaks down into sugar.  Carbohydrates fuel yeast overgrowth as candida lives off of sugars.....  Beef and poultry are big allergens so many times dogs are constantly weakened from the food allergies making them more susceptible to infections. 

Natural antifungals such as K9 Yeast Defense can control yeast overgrowth especially when used with Probiotics.  Another reason why a dog may get repeated ear infections is that repeated use of antibiotics can kill off the beneficial bacteria to support the dog's immune system.  Thus while the bad bacteria is killed off, the dog may then get into a pattern of chronic yeast.  This is why using the K9 Yeast Defense along with the Power Probiotic is so important.

Finally using  holistic antihistamines such as AllerEaze can reduce allergy symptoms which also trigger ear infections. AllerEaze contains quercetin which can act like nature's "benadryl".  Check in with your vet about possible hypothyroidism. Middle aged dogs developing hypothyroidism or borderline hypothyroidism is very common and chronic ear infections are a classic sign.  Learn more about how to help your dog with ear infections by clicking the article 

If your dog has allergies or ear infections, feel free to email us at We will be happy to assist you.