What are the signs of yeast infection in dogs?
A yeast infection causes itching and redness (maybe due to frequent scratching). It also gives off a sweet odor from the infected area, including the ear, skin, and paws. In chronic cases, the infected part discolors and thickens. Here are some common yeast infection symptoms in the foot, skin, and ear.
Yeast infection in paws:
You may see hair loss if your dog’s paws are infected with yeast. Your dog frequently licks and bites the infected area. The underside of the feet is more vulnerable to this infection, yet; yeast can affect any area of your dog’s paws.
The area often discharges a certain liquid of a brown color.
Yeast infection in the skin:
Your dog badly itches or scratches his face; even the upper layer becomes red or sometimes slightly peeled off. The yeast infection can occur on any part of your dog’s skin. But the greasy places with moisture are more vulnerable to it. Especially dog wrinkles are the favorite place for yeast to attack. If yeast is attacking that area, you may notice hair loss.
Yeast infection in ears:
You may find your dog rubbing his head, particularly ear side on the wall or grass. The part becomes extremely red with the discharge of brown matter. It may be inside of the ear or flap. It is because of the itching that continuously discomforts him.