Yeast infections are quite common in dogs, and they usually aren't a serious concern. However, if you don't get the condition cleared up as soon as possible, it could lead to a more serious health problem. This anti yeast dog food recipe should help clear up skin conditions associated with an overgrowth of yeast.
Skin infections that are caused by yeast are known as yeast dermatitis. There is one particular type of yeast, Malassezia, that lives on your dog's skin at all times. Malassezia does not typically cause problems, but when there is an overpopulation of this yeast, an infection can occur.
If you notice your dog scratching his ears incessantly or you see that he has cracked lips or red, inflamed skin, it could be a sign of a yeast infection. Yeast can also build up between the toes, causing your dog to chew on his paws. Similarly, you may notice that the red, itchy skin is accompanied by a stinky smell. That is a sure sign of a yeast infection!
You can certainly try home remedies to get rid of a dog yeast infection, but your veterinarian can also prescribe a topical cream that will get rid of the problem in a jiffy. This anti yeast dog food recipe is also known as a yeast starvation diet. It will help to treat the infection, and then your dog should be gradually returned to his regular diet.
This diet will not provide balanced nutrition for your dog. If your dog suffers from chronic yeast infections, consult a canine nutritionist about the best yeast starvation to meet his needs. This recipe may be a good option for your pet, but a canine nutrition expert will likely recommend adding additional supplements and/or a multi-vitamin.
Anti Yeast Dog Food Recipe with Chicken
- 2 lbs. boneless chicken
- 1.5 lbs. ground beef
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 12 ounces frozen mixed vegetables
In a large pot, add the chicken and enough water to cover it. Bring it to a boil. Reduce to medium heat, cover and allow the chicken to cook for 40 minutes. At this time it should be tender enough that you can shred it easily with a fork.
Add the beef, oats and vegetables. Cover and allow the anti yeast dog food recipe to simmer for about another 15 minutes. You'll know when it is done when the ground beef has been browned.
Once the recipe has cooled, you can feed it to your pup. The recommended serving size is about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight per serving. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day.
You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. You can also make the recipe in bulk and store leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.