Our rescued cavalier, Fin has multiple allergies, see http://www.heronbank.co.uk/2011/05/fins-allergy-test-results/
His yeast allergy flared up a couple of days ago (no obvious reason) leaving his skin red, sore and covered in encrusted yeast deposits, despite bathing.
We took him back to our vets Donaldson & Partners at Mirfield and saw “Uncle Andrew”. After thinking for a while he suggested a course of tablets which might help him. The cost was £70+ (probably + vat) – OUCH!
We asked him to do some more thinking, and after a while, he came up with Imaverol, a liquid to be applied to the skin, which treats ringworm in horses, cows – and dogs. We thought – if it can treat large farm animals, it might help fin!
Although Fin doesn’t have ringworm, his yeast allergy is in the same category, so we decided to give it a go, leaving the tablets in reserve. Of course if Fin really needs them he can have them, but let’s try the cheaper option first.
When we got home, we bathed him – twice – then took him outside and applied the Imaverol (diluted 50:1) in a spray bottle. We then left him alone in the dog room until he had dried off a little.
The result was almost immediate, his skin was calmer, less inflamed, and there was no sign of the yeast. 20 hours on, he still looks relatively good – although he’s never at his best in the mornings!
The bottle says apply every 3 days for 4 applications. We’ll see how it goes.