What is the Best Antifungal Treatment for Dogs? It was the first time that our family pet experience itchiness and redness on her skin. We’ve noticed that Tickles, our dog is somewhat bothersome with skin itching that makes her uncomfortable. Could this be fungal infection?
Before going into conclusion that Tickles have a fungal infection, I observe her. I look into her ears, eyes, face, body, and paws. Here’s what I found out:
Symptoms of fungal infection in dogs:
- intense itchiness or scratching
- Excessive head shaking
- skin irritation
- inflammation especially around the ears, between the paw pads and digits, and on the nasal folds, anal area, armpits, and neck.
- musty odor
Aside from these usual fungal infection symptoms, I also see hair falling from her body. The most noticeable part infected is her ears. There is unusual yellow flaky substance or dandruff forming in her ears. It is also where the musky odor is coming from. She went through reduced appetite during these stage.
What is fungal infection?
Fungal infections in dogs are generally caused by an overgrowth of fungal yeasts. Although fungal yeasts are naturally present in and on the body, certain circumstances can promote overgrowth of these organisms which can disrupt the natural functioning of the body.
Read more about Fungal infection at https://wagwalking.com/condition/fungal-infection-yeast.
I do not want to see our family pet in this situation so I told myself that I have to bring her to a veterinarian.
I want a trusted VET clinic so we went to Tickles’ previous VET clinic in Buhay na Tubig Cavite. The VET clinic is “Pet Family Animal Clinic and Grooming Center“. It is not easy to bring our medium-sized dog to the clinic because we have to travel passing through the highway coming from the house. I can’t use the new car because Tickles has a musty odor and bacteria in her body that might leave traces in the car. So, what I did is to hire a tricycle service in going to the clinic. Before bringing her to the clinic, I make sure to buy a new leash. I prefer the body strap leash for her, the blue one you see in the picture.
It was Tickles first time to ride in a tricycle so I pray hard that everything will be ok. Thank God we’ve reached the Pet Family Animal Clinic and Grooming Center in Buhay na Tubig, Imus Cavite. The clinic is just across the Profriends California West Hills.
I brought Tickles Pet record. From there I found out that the former doctor of Tickles (Doc Loida) turnover the management to Doc Mary Ann. First, she asked me several questions then physically checked my pet. From her physical findings, she recommended dog grooming first so that she could clearly see the skin. The doctor said that Tickles have ear fungal infection. Apart from the regular dog grooming, she recommended dog bath with medication. It lasts for 3 to 4 hours. The actual grooming and bath medication took her 2 and a half hours. Tickles just waited her turn after the first dog grooming in line.
We left her at 2:00 PM in the clinic and got a text message that Tickles is ready to go home by 5:30PM. Upon fetching Tickles, we were surprised to see her new look. We talked to the doctor and she prescribed the medicine that would completely heal her fungal infection. Before we went off, the doctor injected antifungal medicine and we were advised to go back for another shot on the first week of September. Thank you Doc Mary Ann and your team at the Pet Family Animal Clinic and Grooming Center for taking care of Tickles.
What is the Best Antifungal Treatment for Dogs?
Just take a look at the photo below. Those are the medicine prescribed and best for her to keep off the fungal.
- The best answer is by using Madre De Cacao for dog bath. I learned from my mother-in-law that to use it, you have to boil the leaves of Madre De Cacao and mix it in the dog bath. It is actually use for maintenance for dog’s healthy skin to avoid parasites and other skin infection.
- The prescribed medicine for antifungal treament for dog that we received are Micro Flox antibacterial oral solution, Micro Buster Immuno Pro probiotics forte and Vitamin Pet C.
- For the dog’s healthy skin: Venoma Herbal Spray, Kytooth Madre De Cacao dog soap and Miconate Antifungal Shampoo.
For the record, at age of more than 2 years old, Tickles now weighs 15 kilos. Her diet, mostly nilagang baboy and baka with white rice, and sometimes treats rawhides milk flavor.
After the diagnosis of our pet dog, we cleaned everything in the dog house and even sanitized using Domex cleaning products. We also refurbished her dog house. From almost rusty red oxide paints of her metal dog house, it was now refurbished to a clean sky blue painted dog house. It is brighter color this time for Tickles.
At present, Tickles is doing fine. She is still on the healing process and we are looking forward for her fur to grow beautifully like before. Grateful that she is now fine and that the veterinary doctor who attended was truly great and helpful. I hope I had helped you in answering “What is the Best Antifungal Treatment for Dogs?”
Do you know your pet’s breed? See more of Tickles Photos, our family pet and learn too “How to know dog breed? at http://www.esupermommy.com/2016/06/how-to-know-dog-breeds
If you have pets, please take good care of your pets. Love them because they are part of your family in life. Stay tuned for more of my posts!