What is Clotrimazole Solution for Dogs and Cats?
Why do cats and dogs use Clotrimazole?
What else should I know about Clotrimazole?
What problems could my dog or cat have with Clotrimazole?
How do you use Clotrimazole?
What is in Clotrimazole?
Will I get what I see in the picture?
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Clotrimazole?
How does a dog get a yeast infection?
Yeast exists naturally on the dog’s body and usually does not cause an issue unless your dog has allergies or an immune condition.
Yeast dermatitis, for example, is very common in dogs and is caused by the fungus Malassezia pachydermatis. According to VCA, this yeast is normally found on the skin, but its abnormal overgrowth can cause dermatitis or inflammation of the skin. This can create an environment in which bacteria can thrive and reproduce, creating what veterinarians refer to as a secondary infection.
This kind of yeast infection is not contagious and is often caused by the production of excess skin oils. In floppy-eared dogs, an overgrowth of yeast produced by a warm, moist environment can cause ear infections of both the middle and inner ears. Dogs with yeast infections often have chronic ear infections, and the yeast will give off a distinct musty odor.
Other fungal infections occur when fungal spores in the environment come into contact with your dog via inhalation or through the skin. There are many different types of these external fungi, including blastomycosis, a fungus that affects the lungs, or ringworm, which is caused by a fungus called dermatophytosis.
Ringworm is a common skin infection that is caused by a fungus. When most people hear the term “ringworm,” they think of worms. However, ringworm gets its name from the circular shape of skin lesions that the fungus creates on the skin. The fungus that causes ringworm, dermatophytosis, lives on the skin, clothes, and furniture, and humans can also contract ringworm from infected dogs and cats.
Symptoms of a yeast infection include hair loss, redness and itchiness, and thickened, crusty skin. Fungal infections may also produce an unpleasant odor caused by the bacteria breaking down the skin’s fats and oils.
Wash your hands thoroughly after applying Clotrimazole Cream to prevent the spread of infection.
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