Q. It seems that my dog has a systemic fungal infection. Are there any home remedies that I can try?

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A. Systemic fungal infection is extremely rare and very difficult to diagnose. So, first of all I would challenge any diagnosis of systemic fungal infection made on the base of clinical examination or routine investigation like bloods, ultrasound scan or x-ray. This disease requires long term anti-fungal therapy and all of these drugs are prescription only medications. Systemic fungal infection is usually related to suppressed immune system. It may happen to dogs on immunosupressive therapy ( treatment for tumours or auto-immune diseases), in dogs that have been on long antibiotics therapy or dogs with any serious concurrent diseases.

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