Monistat is an over-the-counter (OTC) product that you can easily find at most drugstores. It is known for being a yeast infection cream purchased without a prescription. It effectively eliminates yeast infections because of its active ingredient, miconazole. When your dog continues to scratch at its ears for extended periods, it’s possible your pup has an ear infection. Ear infections come in many shapes and sizes of which one variety is a yeast ear infection. How do you know? Often the odor is a good clue, the ears smell badly like old Frito chips. Monistat is messy to use and although it is commonly used by women, the active ingredient in Monistat is also safe for dogs. When used correctly, you can often clear the yeast infection from your dog’s ears by using a combination of this topical cream along with hydrocortisone cream. Monistat averages around $12 for a mere ounce and a half whereas Hydrocortisone runs about $11 per ounce.
Before using the Monistat/Hydrocortisone combo, contact your veterinarian to see if this treatment is appropriate for your pup. If you decide that you are unable or can’t afford to visit your veterinarian for treatment, you can follow these simple directions to treat your dog with the Monistat combo cream. Be sure to mix the Monistat cream with hydrocortisone cream.
What happens if my dog eats antifungal cream?
Antifungal creams for human issues such as nail fungus, jock itch, athlete’s foot and yeast infection are poorly absorbed by the digestive tract, but they may still cause vomiting and diarrhea if ingested by a pet. … Contact your veterinarian if there is blood in the vomit or stool.
How to mix the Monistat Cream with Hydrocortisone Cream for use
You should use the same amount of both creams. The reason you want to add Hydrocortisone cream to the Monistat cream is that it (hydrocortisone) will help relieve your dog’s excessive itchiness.
After combining the two creams, you will notice it has a thick consistency. Add several drops of water to the blend of these two creams to make it slightly thinner, add it to a dropper, and then carefully squirt the mixture into your dog’s ears
Use this home remedy treatment for a week to get rid of the yeast infection for good. If the problem does not subside despite the constant use of Monistat /hydrocortisone cream combo, you’ll need to bring your dog to the veterinarian’s office.
Do make sure you are using Monistat when selecting an over-the-counter cream to treat your dog’s yeast infection. Do not mistake this product for another product on the market, such as Vagisil. While Vagisil relieves itching, it is not formulated to eliminate fungus (yeast is a fungus), so it’s not at all useful for your dog’s yeast infection.
As we mentioned earlier, when your dog continues to scratch its ears for extended periods, it’s possible your pup has an ear infection. Or it may be his paws or toes that he is gnawing or biting. Yeast infections are not limited to any particular area. When it comes to the ear, infections can occur in many varieties and cause great discomfort and angst to your best friend! Examples of infections are ear mites, bacteria, and fungus all of which can cause different types of infections and need different treatments! Then there is the breed/genetic component. Some breeds of dogs simply have large, floppy ears that have a diminished airflow. Due to the size (generally large) and subsequent diminished ventilation, these types of ears lead to build-up of excess ear moisture. This build-up of humidity accompanied by the warmth of your dog’s ear creates the perfect storm for fungus growth.
Yeast is a form of fungus that can inhabit your dog’s ear. This fungus irritates your dog making his ears extremely itchy and causes a literal stink. Some say that it smells of Frito chips; some say it just plain reeks. And, dogs are dogs, if it itches, she scratches!! Luckily you can manage this problem with a simple solution. Don’t delay! A canine ear yeast infection can become much more complicated and expensive in a hurry if it’s allowed to fester.
What happens if my dog eats Monistat?
Do not panic if your dog has broken into Monistat and eaten some. While it may pass through their system without harm, be sure to keep a close watch for side effects. Telltale signs of a serious case of poisoning include: Swelling or discharge from the eyes.
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