May 2014 Issue

When Normal Yeast Goes Wild

An overabundance results in scratching and produces substances that irritate the skin, acting as an allergen

You won’t sniff out this culprit, but you’ll see its work, the strong-scented fungal infection that causes a cat to scratch-scratch-scratch his ears or chew his paws to rawness. The tiny perpetrator: an overabundance of microscopic yeast.

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