Alternative Medicine for Pets/My Pitbull has allergies


My 8 year pitbull has a yeast infection in his nose. I thought it was a cold because he has been sneezing a lot and he has a running nose. The discharge is not clear, it is yellowish. I took him to his vet and she told me he has a yeast infection, she recommended to instill 5 drops of Miconazole into each nostril once daily for the next three months, she also gave Atarax to give him twice daily. He is not happy with the drops and it is a challange trying to spray the nose drops , are there any home remedies that might help my dog with this yeast infection. Any Help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Hello Alexa,

One of the best things for yeast is Grapefruit Seed Extract. There is also a product called Agrumax that has four different citrus seed extracts in it. You can find both on line I'm sure. Also, I would recommend changing him to a grain free diet, especially a raw food diet if possible. Take all grains out of his diet...snacks, etc. It is important to give him an enzyme and probiotic supplement, especially if you can't go with a totally raw diet.

You might want to get the free copy of my book "Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet" by going to and filling out the form there.

Hope this helps.


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I can answer questions concerning pet allergies, natural flea control, breeding and dog breeds, puppy training, pets and stress, and pretty much any dog related question.


I have been a Holistic Pet Care Consultant for over 20 years. My specialties are nutrition and flea, skin and coat problems but I have experience with other health issues as well. I have been studying canine nutrition for over 20 years as well and have a broad knowledge base there including breed specific information. I am the author of The Healthy Pet Handbook and Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet as well as many other pet related articles; and have hosted radio talk shows on natural pet care. I conduct seminars on natural pet care, relationship training and the spiritual, energetic relationship between people and companion animals. I trained my first dog in 7th grade, bread my first litter in 12th grade and began showing at age 20 (I'm now 60). I have studied dogs all of my life and I have a degree in Psychology with minors in Ecology and Animal Behavior from Utah State University. I am a graduate of The New York School of Dog Grooming (1972) and Orchard Kennels School of Training (can't remember the year). I am the founder and owner of Naturals For Animals in St Petersburg, FL and the developer of Critter Oil and other natural products and Pet Energy Therapy, a pet assisted therapy for people. I look forward to answering your questions and feel free to read the articles on my site,

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