Iorek was at the vet yesterday for his itchies and the vet said that he would like to treat for a yeast infection before jumping straight to pred. I would rather test than jump straight to steroids. In most cases of external fungal infection it can be applied topically.
Re: Ketoconazole - side effects??
His legs are pink from the staining from his saliva My poor pink and white doggy! Ketoconazole may be used both topically and orally.
In many cases, an animal will be treated with ketoconazole for up to a year and in some cases, a dog will remain on treatment for life. He has made me very nervous. It does take a few days to kick in, so be patient.
Although it has also been used in cats there is enough incidence of liver toxicity that there are other anti-fungal drugs that are more commonly used. Drug interactions are relatively extensive. The antihistamine had to be ordered in and I just found out today that it would take about a week to get them in.
The topical ketoconazole is typically administered twice per day, applied on the affected areas. As an antifungal medicine it is usually introduced for the treatment of fungal infections, internal or external. One of its pharmacologic properties is to block the production of corticosteroids by the adrenal gland. We have been o the pills for 3 months and this dog is not any better in fact a bit worse She gets keto at least once per year to clear it up.
Please note we are still working on the site, so its appearance may change from time to time over the next few days. Cheers Tw1n for the awesome sig. Availability and Administration of Ketoconazole for Dogs The drug is available as tablets with a concentration of mg.
It is also used as an alternative treatment for hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. For internal infection it is given in pill form and often begins at a dosage of 2.
Itraconazole can treat many similar conditions with a reduced incidence of nausea. I don't supplement vitamin E. That being said, short term use, providing his liver is normal NOW, should not have long term effects on the liver and the liver CAN recover in most cases.
Susceptible fungi and yeast include: I live in a very small town!