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Ketoconazole Secondary yeast and fungal infections are indeed frustrating problems to deal with both for pet and animal guardian. Yeast overgrowths are often secondary to underlying itching and skin allergies, as well as sometimes overuse of oral antibiotics. Guardians and veterinarians will often notice a musty or rotton sock odor often emanating from their pets ears or skin. Sometimes sticky discharge with dark discoloration of the skin can occur. Diagnosis of yeast infection is usually accomplished at a veterinarian's office via exam of the discharge under the microscope. This often forgotten inexpensive diagnostic technique, often leads to misuse of antibiotics in our pets, as well as a worsening of the skin problem. Once diagnosed, I have found ketoconazole a very safe and effective product in helping kill yeast overgrowth on the skin and ears, often leading to much symptomatic relief. However it is important for veterinarians to address the underlying causes of yeast overgrowth such as inhalent/contact allergies, food allergies or hormonal disorders, or the problem will recur. While in the veterinary literature there is caution with this drug in causing liver problems, I have not found this to be much of a problem in my experience and opinion. The biggest side effect I have seen in some pets is vomiting or diarrhea, which I find is usually minimized by giving with small amounts of food. This drug is also often prescribed by veterinarians in allergic dogs who are also prescribed the expensive allergy drug atopica, because it often allows vets to use lower doses of atopica to help control allergic skin symptoms. As for its other use, I have not found ketoconazole helpful in managing dogs with Cushings disease. I give this product an overall rating of a 4 with an ease of use/taste a 4 as well. 08/02/2009
Definitely helped with cushings When my Charlie was diagnosed with Cushings disease I was worried because he'd lost weight and hair in patches here and there. After taking ketoconazole he's back to his normal weight and his hair is coming back and the dandruff is gone. He seems like he feels better too! 11/19/2014
Wonderful! My 60 lb shepherd mix was on 100 mg of Atopica daily and would still get occasional ear infections. Vet changed to Ketoconazole (3/4 tablet) and 50 mg Atopica and it made a huge difference. I am now giving this dosage every other day and will try to go to every three days. The Ketoconazole has been a life saver. 11/15/2014
Tobbey has taken it for seven years with atopica. They has relieved his allergy symptoms completely in addition to his diet change. He is very healthy. Joyce 09/13/2014
Severe liver damage can,t get liver emznye back to normal they were ok before ketoconazole. Dog in serious medical trouble 12/29/2011
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How many tablets would I need for a 20 lb
Westie? What would be the dosage ?
Answer:¬†The appropriate dose to treat your pet would depend on different things, for example where the infection is and how severe it may be. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor and bring in your pet to be seen if you think she may need to be examined.
Lasah Apso 20 pounds. 8 years
Has constant biting and licking in groin area.Is on ketoconazole.
Can ampicillin (infection) be given safely with the ketoclonazole?
Answer:¬†Although these two medications may not have drug interactions consult with your veterinarian to see if this medication is appropriate to treat your pet. Both medications do need prescriptions from your
veterinarian and he or she may want you to bring in your pet to be evaluated.
I am purchasing a six week old Yorkshire Terrier puppy who has a yeast infection on her skin. I am going to take her to the Vet, however, I am doing research on the subject. I see this as a recommended medication several times but a six week old puppy needs liquid. Can I get this in liquid form? Is there anything I can purchase OTC in liquid form for yeast infection of the skin? I am going to get medicated shampoo specified for yeast infection also. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Except: "do not buy a puppy with a yeast infection". She is a living being and needs help and I want to help her. Wish I could afford to "help" the whole litter, but I am not rich. Have a feeling just this one pup is going to be very pricy. Thanks in advance for your answers.
Answer:¬†Ketoconazole is available in liquid form that is available in liquid form. A compounding pharmacy will be able to compound the liquid for your pet. A diagnosis from a veterinarian will ensure the safety of the animal you will be adopting. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding any OTC products you intend to purchase.
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