This diet has several major components that work together to resolve the yeast / fungus problem over time. Be patient, it took some time for your dog to get in this condition, it will take some time to completely resolve the problem - 3 - 6 months generally, some longer. You will start to see some changes within the first month and the first two weeks are the detoxification period and frequently they will get worse before they get better due to the detoxifying response. I am not a fan of steroids, but it it mean a little Pred will keep them comfortable during this detox time, ask your vet about it. It should only be used under a vet's care and directions and it is not suitable for some dogs ie: diabetic cases for example.
If you live Overseas, the Yeast Removal Kit may not be available due to Customs Restrictions for your country. But, call First Choice Naturals or email them and see if they can ship to your country 1-877-343-0724 (Monday - Friday 10-3 EST or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check your pets thyroid checked through Dr. Jean Dodds. She is the only one that does a 5 Panel Thyroid test so it is accurate. Go to www.hemopet.org and print out the forms for a thyroid test, then take the forms to your vet. they will draw the blood, send it to her and she will send you a copy and the vet a copy of the report. Note: we can't correct the problem with a thyroid issue.
This is a feed program to help return the dog to a normal condition after having problems with a systemic yeast infection. Yeast/fungus overgrowth can cause many health problems, the most obvious problems are red, itchy, and inflamed skin, ears, lips and toes.
Yeast Instructions will come with your kit when purchased.
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
The example below is of a dog using my program who had a 2-year long systemic yeast infection. The photos show the BEFORE and AFTER or changing to my Feed Program for Systemic Yeast.
The Basics Program
This program is a comprehensive and consists several components this is it in summary form. Detailed info to follow below.
1. Dog Food - Natural/Holistic Super Premium - kibble and canned
2. K-9 Ear Solutions - for yeasty ears - this one works.
3. The Yeast Removal Kit - 4 supplements with instructions
For Variety - canned meats - raw options - fruits and vegetable - optional joint support
If you want to feed a balanced raw or incorporate raw into the diet I support the use of Darwinds - they ship right to your door frozen. http://www.darwinspet.com Diets.
DO NOT SOAK KIBBLE AND LET SET, OR USE HOT WATER ON YOUR KIBBLE IT WILL DESTROY THE INTEGRITY OF THE NUTRIENTS AND PROBIOTICS - YOGURT LIKE CULTURES ON THE FOOD.
Level 5000 Joint Supplementation- Yeast dye off and other toxins settle in the joints and there is stiffness and what feels like arthritis. This supports the joints and helps with mobility. This is a product for life. If you are needing a joint support Level 5000 liquid joint supplementation works well for my dogs.
Options: For Variety - Meats - Fruits - Vegetable
I use Precise canned dog foods for variety or any holistic canned food. If it gives your pet gas, try another brand . I mix a couple of tablespoons of canned meat with tepid temperature water and make a gravy.
Sometimes I make a homemade veggie soup.
Linda's Very Veggie Soup for Variety 2 large cans of chicken or beef broth - (low sodium for heart or elderly dogs- or homemade). Add LOTS of veggies - green beans, wax beans, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, carrots, and couple cloves of garlic. The idea is to use this as the variety or as a filler for dogs with weight problems. In that cause use the Precise Grain Free diets for weight, diabetic issues.
Variety - After The Yeast Removal Process
Once your dog is back to normal (3 months) and the yeast levels are in control and you want to introduce a raw component you can top dress with one of the HONEST KITCHEN - an organic dehydrated raw meat /fruit/veggie mixe. I use about 10%-15% of this in combination with my kibble.
Please do not use this during the yeast treatment because we want to temporarily limit the amount of potatoes/fruits and certain veggies.
The Honest Kitchen dehydrated raw dog food is what I use to provide a 10% raw component to my dogs Eagle kibble. It is balanced in calcium and phosphorus ratios which are very important in growing and elderly dogs!
I use the EMBARK , Thrive, Force - anyone of their products is great. Embark has the most meat content which is why I use it. What is nice is a 4 lb bag makes up to 17 lbs of wet food. You don't mix it up all at once just mix up what you need at a meal. Some of the Honest Kitchen comes in 10# boxes which makes up into 45 lbs of wet food!!
8-10- weeks - 1 Tablespoon each meal 11-16 weeks - 4-Tablespoons divided AM and PM meal 5 - 6 mo - 1/4 cup AM and PM 7 - 8 mo 1/4 - 1/3 cup l AM and PM meal 9 mo - Adults - 1/2 daily - 1 cup Divided AM and PM
Again, I rotate sometimes canned Precise, sometimes one of the Honest Kitchen dehydrated raw diets becaus both are balanced in calcium and phosphorus and do not disrupt the balance of the whole diet.
Micro-Tek Medicated ShampooConcentrate - Anti-Itch Formula- Micro- Tek is the fastest acting, most effective natural shampoo ever developed! It aids in the control of problems upon contact, using a trademarked formula developed from NASA research on the decontamination of astronauts. Ideal for allergy and yeasty skin conditions.
Mega-Tek Rebuilder- 2 oz concentrate - Strengthens and repairs dry damaged coat and cracked paw pads! Used to repair damaged coat from itching, chewing caused by allergies and yeast issues. and bacterial infections.