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Propythium Effervescent Tablets


The key, patented component of this product is a harmless little microscopic algae called Pythium oligandum. It normally lives in the soil where it works via mycoparasitism, consuming other fungi and yeast for survival. It also has an antibacterial effect in the area while it is present. Once it has eaten all the fungi/yeast present it encapsulates and returns to the earth where it came from.

Useful for: all topical fungal or yeast infections of dogs, cats and horses, including yeasty skin, feet and ears. Suitable for dry, sensitive, chapped or eczema-prone skin. Also suitable for those suffering atopic skin conditions or allergies.

How Propythium Works

Propythium contains an incredible microscopic, non-pathogenic (doesn’t harm plants or animals) algae-like organism that normally lives in the soil. There are over 50 species of it so far discovered but among the most useful are those discovered around the roots of many plants around the world, in particular Pythium oligandrum.

It works via mycoparasitism. In essence, it consumes other fungi for survival. It attacks those organisms, extracting nutrients such as nitrogen, carbon, and nutrients for reproduction, and killing the organism in the process. It then creates zoospores that actively seek out more of that fungi and it’s spores.

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P. oligandum is also antibacterial. It secretes enzymes that curb bacterial growth in the area so it is not disturbed while it’s doing its thing. Better still, studies show that despite a reduction in any pathogenic bacteria present, it does not induce significant shifts in the hose bacterial flora in the process (Vallance et al. 2009 & 2012). Best of all, once resources (any yeast / fungi present) are depleted, P. oligandrum encapsulates and soon leaves its host to its natural environment, at which point all normal microflora returns activity can return to the area.

How do I know if this is a yeast issue?!

The problem with fungal skin infections with symptoms such as irritated, itchy skin and ears is that they can look like bacterial infections to the untrained eye. Itchy feet, a class place for yeast issues to develop, are just as often caused by food intolerances or upset gut flora. So first, you should familiarise yourself with what the classic tell tale signs of a fungal skin infection are.

Once you suspect it’s fungal, you have two choices. If positive, pick up the appropriate Pythium product. However, if still unsure, you can pick up a quick home test kit here. Once the kit arrives you swab the affected area, post it off, the lab takes a look and in days you will know for sure. That way you’re not wasting your time buying the wrong products.

How to use Propythium tablets

Uses: for the treatment of topical yeast and fungal issues on cats, dogs and horses (skin, paw, hoof, claw).

1. For coat/skin Dissolve 1 tablet in 2 litres of lukewarm water (34 °C) Allow to activate for 20-30 mins

  • Apply by bathing or directly spraying onto skin
  • Allow drying naturally.
  • Repeat 3 times weekly. Repeat second week if needed.
  • Solution to be used within 24 hours.
  • For best results, apply same solution to kennel, bed, etc.

2. For hooves/claws Dissolve 1 tablet in 2 litres of lukewarm water (34 °C)

  • Allow to activate for 20-30 mins
  • Place foot in basin/bucket or spray and wrap foot for 20mins
  • Allow natural drying thereafter
  • Repeat 3 times weekly. Repeat second week if needed.
  • Solution to be used within 24 hours.

Ingredients etc

Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sorbitol, Silica, Panicum miliaceum, Pythium oligandrum, PEG 6000, Sodium Carbonate

Caution: Do not mix with other anti-fungal treatments.

Storage: Keep dry at 15-25°C. Avoid contact with other substances.

Warning: Keep away from children. Not for oral use.

Shelf life: 5 years

Packaging: 3 x 3g, 5 x 3g, 10 x 3g


3 tablets, 5 tablets, 10 tablets