14 year old Beagle with a yeast infection

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I have a 14 year old Beagle who had, according to the vet, a yeast infection a little over a year ago. He would not let me get near his mouth with any medicine, even in cheese, etc. Therefore, I had to take him to the vet twice a day for them to administer the pills. The infection, if that is what it is, has returned. His hair comes out in tufts over all of his body and the skin has, for want of a better description, little dark seeds or beads, which come off with the hair when I brush him. I am no longer in a position to take him to the vet to have the pills administered and I am now unemployed. It is all I can do to send my regular gift to D.E.L.T.A. every month, much less expensive vet bills. Can you come up with any suggestions to help me help my dog? Thanks for all you do.

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Asked on June 1, 2015 2:01 pm
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I am assuming the symptoms are identical to those of last year. However, the symptoms you describe are similar to some hormonal disorders we see frequently at DELTA. Specifically an under active thyroid or an over active adrenal gland can wreck havoc with the skin and hair coat. Your dog is at an age where these diseases are common. Certainly an exam is warranted. If it is truly a topical yeast, are you able to bathe the dog without being bitten? A shampoo for fungal infections would help yeast infections as well and could be purchased over the counter. Chlorhexiderm is one such shampoo. Weekly bathes for eight weeks may do the trick. Also consider some changes in nutrition. Food allergies are developed. Finding s food with unique protein and carbohydrate sources may help; avoid beef, chicken, and corn. Use food with unique proteins like fish, bison, and rabbit and carbohydrates like potatoes or wheat. These are available at most pet stores. A supplement like fish oil capsules at one capsule per 10 pounds per day may also be helpful. Marlene we very much need and appreciate your regular support to DELTA Rescue, but please always make sure that your own pets veterinary care comes first — we understand.

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Answered on June 1, 2015 2:02 pm
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