Yeast Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs are common to bulldog’s skin, bulldog’s ears and bulldogs skin folds (facial, nasal, tail, toes, and vaginal folds). The proper medical term for this yeast organism is malassezia pachydermatis.
Yeast Infection in your bully that are diagnosed in a disease state such as cases of bulldog yeast dermatitis or bulldog yeasty otitis are in an overgrown state in sharp contrast to the low numbered yeast normally found in the healthy dermatitis free otitis free bulldogs.
Yeast Infection in Bullies overgrown disease state is usually due to pathological changes of the skin and ear epithelial lining triggered by other primary underlining medical conditions such as allergies. Always check for an underlying primary problem like bulldog atopic allergic itch dermatitis and food allergies. Find the source of the irritation which is always easier said than done. It could take a while to treat but should get better if the underlining medical condition is correctly diagnosed and treated. Undiagnosed chronic yeast infection of the ears can bring on chronic non-resolving otitis that can lead to end-stage ear disease forcing procedures such as a ear canal resection.
Yeast Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs typically is manifested by:
- Itching & Scratching
- Skin color change, usually darker (hyperpigmentation)
- Sakes, Crust, Scales
- Dry Skin (seborrhea sicca) or Greasy Skin (Seborrhea olesoa)
- Skin Thickening (bulldog elephant skin)
- Funky Moldy Musty Odor (bulldog yeasty smell)
The yeast infection is boosted by excessive production of lipids. Yeast organisms love fats (lipids, sebum). Thus, you should integrate into your treatment protocol bathing with a shampoo containing chlorhexidine and miconazole. For yeasty bully otitis externa (yeasty bully ear infection) use eardrops containing miconazole, enrofloxacin, and hydrocorlisone daily for at least a month.