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Maintenance Guide for Canine Fungal Disease

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Canine Fungal diseases are a serious concern for dogs. Not only can they cause pain and discomfort for your buddy, but in some cases, they can even be life threatening. Fortunately, there are treatment options available for canine fungal diseases and if caught early enough, you may never have to deal with one at all! Below I’ll provide you with information about what causes these illnesses, how to identify them and treat them properly. 

What is Canine Fungal Disease? 

Canine Fungal Disease is caused by a variety of different types of fungi. Fungi are a type of fungus, and they can be found in soil, plants and even on our skin. They live everywhere in nature and cause disease when they get inside the body through an open cut or wound. 

Symptoms of Canine Fungal Disease 

The symptoms of Canine Fungal Disease can be difficult to diagnose because they are similar to other conditions. A vet will likely perform a physical examination, take blood samples and perform tests for other diseases. The most common signs include: 

  • Skin infections that appear as red or brown patches on the skin that may crust over and scab over (similar to ringworm). These can also cause hair loss around the infected area if left untreated. 
  • Ear infections which may look like thickening of the skin around your dog’s ears with pus drainage from them or even bleeding if it gets worse over time without treatment! 

If you notice any of these symptoms in your pup then it might be worth talking with your vet about getting some antibiotics before things get any worse! 

Treatment Options for Canine Fungal Diseases 

  • Antifungal drugs. These are the most common form of treatment for canine fungal diseases, and they’re usually administered in pill form. These medications typically require a prescription from your vet. 
  • Antibiotics. Although antibiotics aren’t specifically designed to treat fungal infections, they can be helpful in certain situations because they fight bacteria that can contribute to or exacerbate fungal conditions (such as yeast infections). Like antifungals, these medications usually require a veterinary visit before they’re prescribed by your veterinarian and some dogs may need multiple rounds of antibiotics over time to control their symptoms completely! 
  • Vaccines: Dogs who’ve had their vaccines regularly should be able to fight off most types of bacterial infections; however some dogs may still need additional help from antibiotics if their immune systems aren’t strong enough on their own (this would especially apply if there’s been an extended period between vaccinations). 

Natural Treatments for Canine Fungal Diseases 

A second opinion is always a good idea. There are many factors that can contribute to the development of canine fungal diseases and it’s important to identify all of them so you can provide your dog with the best treatment options possible. 

One way you can keep your dog’s environment clean is by regularly grooming him or her, especially during rainy seasons when they’re more likely to come into contact with fungus-causing agents like mold spores that thrive in moist environments like grassy fields, wooded areas and even your home if it has leaky roofs or windowsills (which should be repaired immediately). 

If possible, avoid stressful situations for your pet such as those caused by travel or boarding at kennels where other dogs may be infected with contagious diseases such as ringworm; this will help prevent further damage from occurring on their skin surface before you notice any symptoms appearing on its body parts like paws or ears – both common areas affected by this condition! 

Can cause serious diseases in dogs

Fungal infections can be serious and even life-threatening. Your dog can get them from other animals or humans, or just by being in the environment itself. The most common way to get a fungal infection is through contact with soil or grass, but it’s also possible that parasites carry spores that infect your pet as well. 

If you notice any signs of this disease on your dog’s skin and coat, take him to see his veterinarian right away for diagnosis and treatment options so he doesn’t suffer any long-term effects from the infection! 


With the right treatments, your dog can get better from fungal diseases. If left untreated, however, they can cause serious health problems and even death. If your dog has been diagnosed with a fungal infection or if there are symptoms that seem like those mentioned above in this article, be sure to consult with a veterinarian as soon as possible.