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Hi  this is my first ever post on any forum.

I am getting desperate.  My poor boy has suffered with Malassezia and colitis for a couple of years now, after an illness that required him to take strong doses of antibiotics and steroids for several months.  I am looking for probiotics and enzymes that he can take that wont upset either of these conditions.

Anyone who has a dog with either of these conditions will know there are ups and downs.  He is having a flare up at the moment which was his colitis, now its the yeast.  I've introduced turmeric into his diet these last two weeks and so far so good.  His colitis seems to be getting under control after a couple of months of problems, (he is permanently on Salazopyrin, 2 a day since Xmas this year, previously we got him down to one a day for a few months).

His dirty ears have become a problem again after several months of them being clear and his itchy skin isn't too bad using non stinky stinky stuff but his feet are a problem.  He is suffering with Cracked paws and has done for months because he is always nibbling at them as they are itchy.  We use a paw balm 3 times a day for the cracking and have been using germolene to reduce the redness and itching, as the topical spray provided by the vets is becoming less and less effective.

If we go to the vets we will be given more steroids which will work for a time but once he comes off them, off we go again, worse than before.

I have removed all yeast feeding foods such as starchy carbs and sugars from his diet.  He eats raw with some kale, spinach or broccoli added (plus turmeric)  I sometime add an omega 3 oil.  Whenever I've tried adding a supplement to his diet his colitis flares up.  This could be a coincidence I suppose but I just don't know.

I have read so much information I'm getting overwhelmed with it.  Can I give him brewers yeast or not?  Advice seems to contradict each other.

If there is anyone out there with a dog like this, what have you used which has worked?

Also whilst on a short break, we had to go to another vet, who recommended adding bran to his diet to help the colitis but this will surely antagonise his yeast infection??  Any help would be so gratefully receive by me and my poor little Masey Moo.

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