Can dogs get yeast infections?
Yes, dogs CAN get yeast infections, although usually in different anatomical areas and different yeast species than us humans! Your pet's ears are the most common area to get a yeast infection--the canine ear canal is a warm, dark, moist, high-pH environment, perfect for yeast growth. Another high-incidence area for yeast infection is the dog's skin and feet, especially if he has a tendency to allergic dermatitis.
The most common symptoms of yeast otitis and dermatitis in dogs is a "dirty-gym-sock" odor similar to rising bread, profuse sticky ear discharge, and greasy, inflamed skin.
Female dogs, rarely, can get vaginal yeast infections, especially after antibiotic therapy, or shortly before puberty.
Are you concerned your pet has a yeast infection? If so, your pet needs to be examined by one of the staff doctors of Windmill Animal Hospital as soon as possible.