Yeast Infection In Bulldogs And French Bulldogs

By: Dr. Roy Kraemer |
DVM, Bulldog Specialist Veterinarian

Urgent help needed for Luna’s Ear Yeast Infection 🐶👂🆘

Dear Dr. Kraemer, my 1-year-old French Bulldog, Luna. 🌟 Unfortunately, she seems to be suffering from a yeast-like, smelly infection in her ears, and I’m quite concerned about it getting worse and more painful. 😔

Could you please guide me on how to manage this condition effectively? 🙏 #EarYeastInfection #BulldogHealth #HelpForLuna

Yeast infections in bulldogs and French bulldogs are common to:

  • SKIN
  • EARS
  • SKINFOLDS (facial, nasal, tail, toes, and vaginal folds).

Among the bulldog owner’s community, this skin and ear condition has been called:

“Bulldog yeast dermatitis”

Bulldog Yeast Otitis”

Bulldog Yeast Ear Infection

Bulldog Yeast Skin Fold Dermatitis

 But most commonly it is known as “YEASTY BULLY”!

Yeasty Bulldog Infection 5 X MUST KNOW

  1. Yeast organisms are common to the normal bulldog skin and toes.
  2. Yeasty infections are usually secondary to allergies and otitis.
  3. Discoloration, redness, smell, crustiness, itching, and hair loss of the skin and ears
  4. Treatment includes ear bully therapeutics, rinses, shampoos, sprays, gels, and wipes.
  5. Prevention includes Dr. Kraemer’s Yeasty Bully Ear & Yeasty Bully Skin Care Bundles.

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Yeast Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs CAUSE:

The proper medical term for this bulldog yeast organism is Malassezia pachydermatis.

It might be surprising to you to learn that Malassezia Pachydermatis normally resides on your bulldog skin and ear canals.

This yeast organism colonizes your bulldog and French bulldog puppy skin, toes, and ears soon after birth, becoming part of the normal cutaneous microflora of your happy, handsome, healthy bulldog puppy.

The causes of abnormal yeast overgrowth are:

  • SURFACE LIPIS: Alteration in your bulldog surface lipids
  • DAMPNESS: Increased moisture and humidity
  • BACTERIA: Increased bacteria numbers
  • SKIN BARRIER: Disruption of your bulldog skin barrier

OPPORTUNISTIC MICROORGANISMS BULLDOG YEASTY EARS:

The yeasty bulldog ear overgrown disease state is usually due to pathological changes in the skin and ear epithelial lining. It can be triggered by other primary underlying medical conditions, such as bulldog allergies.

Examples of those primary underlining ear and skin conditions would be

  • Bulldog allergy, atopic itch dermatitis,
  • Bulldog food allergy
  • Bulldog skinfolds moist dermatitis
  • Bulldog Demodex
  • Bulldog mange
  • Hormonal abnormalities like
    • Bulldog hypothyroid
    • Bulldog Cushing syndrome.

Yeast Infection as well as bulldog staph pyoderma, are usually secondary (opportunistic infection).

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Yeast Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs / DIAGNOSIS:

Yeast already diagnosed in a disease state, such as cases of

  • Bulldog yeast dermatitis
  • Bulldog yeasty otitis
  • Bulldog yeast skinfold dermatitis

bulldog yeasty otitis

In sharp contrast to low-numbered yeast normally found in healthy bulldogs, infectious yeast dermatitis and yeast otitis are overgrown pathological state

CYTOLOGY: A yeast infection in bulldogs and French bulldogs is diagnosed by cytology.

We typically imprint a slide into your bulldog-infected skin, stain and fix it, and then examine the sample via a high-power microscope.

Yeast Infection in Bulldogs Ears and Skin / PRESENTATION

  • Itching & Scratching
  • Hyperpigmentation: Skin color change, usually darker
  • Crust, Scales
  • Dry Skin (seborrhea sicca)
  • Greasy Skin (Seborrhea olesoa)
  • Skin Thickening (“bulldog elephant skin”)
  • Funky Moldy Musty Odor ( “bulldog yeasty smell”)
  • Red, irritated ears

Bulldog Yeasty Skin infection

Bulldog and French Bulldog Yeast Infection / PREVENTION CARE

Yeast infection in bulldogs and French bulldogs is boosted by excessive production of lipids.

Yeast organisms love fats (lipids, sebum), Thus, you should integrate into your treatment protocol bathing with a medicated shampoo.

Yeasty Bulldog Topical SKIN THERAPEUTICS:

There is a wide range of anti-fungal (yeast) topicals, including wipes, rinses, sprays, wipes, lotions, shampoos, and gels.

YEASTY BULLY ANTISEPTIC MEDICATED SHAMPOO:

V4B Yeasty Bully Antiseptic Medicated Shampoo

  • FREQUENCY: Twice a week
  • CONTACT TIME: at least 10 minutes before rinsing
  • CONDITIONER: After shampooing, use cream rinses like the V4B oatmeal or itch relief conditioners.

YEASTY BULLY ANTISEPTIC MEDICATED NO-RINSE GEL:

Dr.Kraemer’s Yeasty Bully Antiseptic Waterless Gel.

  • FREQUENCY: In between bathing days
  • CONTACT TIME: Leave on (no-rinse)

YEASTY BULLY ANTISEPTIC MEDICATED SPRAY:

Dr.Kraemer’s Yeasty Bully Antiseptic Rinse.

  • FREQUENCY: As needed
  • CONTACT TIME: Leave on (no-rinse)

For Dr. Kraemer’s affordable yeasty skin disease preventive bundles, click HERE

Yeast Bully No Rinse Gel Handout - English Bulldog

 

 

Yeasty Bulldog Topical EAR Therapeutics:

YEASTY BULLY ANTISEPTIC EAR RINSE AND WIPE:

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Yeasty Bully Ears Antiseptic Rinse

  • FREQUENCY: Every other day
  • CONTACT TIME: Feel the ear canal, slash around, and dry out with a cotton ball
  • WIPE: When done rinsing, use Dr. Kraemer’s ear cleanser wipes to help wipe the pinna and canal.

For Dr. Kraemer’s affordable yeasty ear disease preventive bundles click HERE

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Yeasty Bulldog Ear and Skin Infection THERAPEUTIC SUPPLEMENTS

YEASTY BULLY IMMUNE BOOSTERS & ANTI INFFMAMETORIES:

Yeast Infection In Bulldogs / TREATMENT:

BULLDOG ANTIFUNGAL RX:

Oral Antifungal medication for a minimum of 20 days (often longer) for yeasty skin

BULLDOG ANTIMICROBIAL (topical, oral):

Antibiotics if there are bacteria found on cytology (usually bully staphylococcus ) for skin infections.

For otitis external, I don’t recommend systemic antibiotics only topical (only for otitis media and end-stage bully ear disease)

ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES AND ITCH CONTROL:

Often with short-term topical or/and systemic steroids (prednisone)

COLD LASER: Class 4 Cold Laser

Bulldog ear yeast infection laser therapy

Yeast Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs  RULE OF THUMB:

OPPORTUNISTIC MICROORGANISMS BULLDOG YEASTY SKIN:

Yeast Infection as well as bulldog staph pyoderma, are usually secondary (opportunistic infection).

For the most part, it is secondary to a compromised skin barrier, mostly due to

  • Allergies
  • Keratinization condition
  • Compromised immune system due to illness or often due to excessive use of immunosuppressants like steroids,

OPPORTUNISTIC MICROORGANISMS BULLDOG YEASTY EARS:

Yeasty bulldog ear overgrown disease state is usually due to pathological changes of the skin and ear epithelial lining triggered by other primary underlying medical conditions such as allergies.

Yeasty Bulldog and French Bulldog

Examples of those primary underlining ear and skin conditions would be

  • Bulldog allergy, atopic itch dermatitis,
  • Bulldog food allergy
  • Bulldog skinfolds moist dermatitis
  • Bulldog Demodex
  • Bulldog mange
  • Hormonal abnormalities like
    • Bulldog hypothyroid
    • Bulldog Cushing syndrome.

Dr. Kraemer’s Yeast Infection in Bulldogs TIP & WARNINGS:

Yeast in bulldogs DISTRIBUTION TIP:  

Yeast Infection often resembles bacteria dermatitis (bulldog staphylococcal pyoderma), another common secondary opportunistic skin condition.

Yeast Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs’ most common body parts are:

  • Your bulldog’s skin fold (face, nose, tail, vaginal, toes, and interdigital)
  • The skin under the armpit
  • Groin area (inguinal) and limbs
  • Ears & Ear Canal

Bulldog Yeast Infection PRIMARY CAUSE TIP:

Always check for an underlying primary problem, like

Remember yeast infections in bulldogs are usually secondary and not the primary cause.

Yeasty Infection in Bulldogs TOPICAL THERAPY

Yeast infection in bulldogs could take weeks to treat but should get better if the underlying medical condition is recognized and controlled.

As with any case of dermatitis always combine topical treatments (shampoos, gels, conditioners).

YEASTY BULLDOG & FR BULLDOG WARNINGS:

Allergic Bulldog TREATMENT FAILURE WARNING

Undiagnosed and or misdiagnosed secondary bulldog yeast infection and/or bulldog staph pyoderma are the most common reasons I see failure and lack of response to medication prescribed for the treatment of your bulldog itching and allergies.

Bulldog Yeast Infection IRREVERSIBLE DISEASE WARNING:

Undiagnosed chronic yeast infection of the ears can bring on chronic non-resolving otitis that can lead to end-stage ear disease forcing us to perform total ear canal resection with bulla osteotomy (TECA w LBO)

Yeast Infection in Bulldogs BACTERIA INFECTION WARNING: 

Yeast Infection often resembles bacteria dermatitis and bacteria ear infection (bulldog staphylococcal pyoderma and bulldog staphylococcal otitis). Like yeast, those common bacterial infections are also secondary opportunistic skin dermatitis and ear otitis.

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