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    Everytime my 4 1/2 year old bitch has been on antibiotics (and it seems as if she's on them more often than not) she has gotten an ear infection from her yeast getting out of control. I've heard that giving the dog a little yogurt can really help with this, but I have never heard how much to give or what type? I just guessed and bought fat free, because I try to keep her trim. Is fat-free the way to go or should I go with something else? How much should I give her and how often?

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    The probiotics in the yogart can help prevent a yeast infection, and I actually give it routinely to my black female for this exact reason (ears). I buy fat-free, plain yogart or low-fat blueberry just to switch it up and give 2-3 teaspoons at meal time.
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    every other morning he gets 2-3 tablespoons of a high quality yogurt (stoneyfarms) are something of equal quality. Add with that half a can of raw pumpkin and egg. He loves it. Never have any problems. I feed him like normal every afternoon. The pumpkin helps with digestion.

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    Antone else having a hard time finding pumpkin? I looked tonight and they were sold out.
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    I can only tell you what our Vet said about using yogurt for one of our dogs that had stomach problems. He said no more than one tablespoon per day with food.
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    My last dog that had Parvo the only thing he would eat was yogart. Cup a day per vet for a few weeks but that was a dog recovering from parvo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerfan1 View Post
    Everytime my 4 1/2 year old bitch has been on antibiotics (and it seems as if she's on them more often than not) she has gotten an ear infection from her yeast getting out of control. I've heard that giving the dog a little yogurt can really help with this, but I have never heard how much to give or what type? I just guessed and bought fat free, because I try to keep her trim. Is fat-free the way to go or should I go with something else? How much should I give her and how often?

    As always, thanks to everyone for all of your help!
    Fat free is fine as long as the live Active cultures are there..,. such as Stone Field Yogurt. I give my guys a talbespoon twice a day and they are doing great. Have one currently on Doxycicline with no adverse affects. Have to offset the antibiotics a couple hours from the yogurt to keep one from negating the other...vet can tell you more about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane Brunelle View Post
    Fat free is fine as long as the live Active cultures are there..,. such as Stone Field Yogurt. I give my guys a talbespoon twice a day and they are doing great. Have one currently on Doxycicline with no adverse affects. Have to offset the antibiotics a couple hours from the yogurt to keep one from negating the other...vet can tell you more about that.
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    It also helps with gas. Table spoon of yogurt and a tablespoon of pumpkin in every bowl. My dog is doing better since I started that and I don't know why I waited so long to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Peters-labguy23 View Post
    Antone else having a hard time finding pumpkin? I looked tonight and they were sold out.
    Is it Thanksgiving? Just kidding. It's my understanding that there is(was?) a pumpkin shortage during the holidays. Don't have a clue why.
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    There is a pumpkin shortage due to the weather. Seriously, One of my petsitting people gave me a case for Christmas-I was thrilled!!!!
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