Monday, October 11, 2021

Girl Dog Vaginitis - How To Relieve Your Dog's Licking And Discomfort


Girl dogs can get the same problems "down there" as their moms.  Vaginal yeast infections, urinary tract infections and discharge are common in female dogs. Many moms know how uncomfortable any of these can be. Natural supplements along with diet changes can help prevent recurrent infections in dogs. 

Dog vaginitis,  including bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections, can cause symptoms that may include swelling, redness, itching, strong odors, and white or yellowish discharge. Dogs may lick the area incessantly and can cause external skin redness and irritation. What can you do to stop your female dog licking vaginal area?  A low carbohydrate diet and a few immune support supplements can help.   

Power Probiotic is essential in helping to repopulate good flora. This multi-strain probiotic supplement promotes the growth of good bacteria for a healthy immune system and to help fight infections. The use of antibiotics can kill the good bacteria along with the bad, creating an environment where yeast and bad bacteria can quickly overgrow.  

Olive Leaf Extract and K9 Yeast Defense have natural antifungal and antibacterial properties to help inhibit the growth of yeasts, fungi, viruses, and bacteria. They can help prevent vaginal discharge, vaginal licking and repeat infections in your female dog. If your dog has yellowish discharge with a strong odor, please check with your vet to see if it is a bacterial infection, as prescription medication may be needed.

It is common for female dogs to get repeat vaginal infections and discharge. Chronic use of antibiotics can weaken the immune system and kill off the good bacteria, enabling a cycle of reinfection. Diet can also play a role in repeat infection. Diet that are high in sugars and starchy carbohydrates can create a favorable environment for yeast and bacteria growth. Hypoallergenic, grain-free novel protein diets are helpful for female dogs that are prone to vaginal yeast infections.