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How Much Brewers Yeast For Dogs

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it true that feeding brewers yeast to pets will repel fleas?
    We've got a household full of cats and while we have only one small dog, he is a _huge_ personality and sometimes seems to take up a whole room by himself.

    The pills, and the Frontline, and drops, and flea baths, are expensive, toxic, and only work partially. I would love to stop using all of them, but we live in a warm, wet climate and fleas are _everywhere_.

    I heard that feeding brewers yeast to cats and dogs will repel fleas, and that they love to eat the stuff, besides.

    Is it true?
    .

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible to use brewer's yeast as a source of zinc and other minerals, and also as a flea repellent -- but the amounts used are small and there is a "trick" to using these so your pet doesn't become ill.

      One thing to mention: some animals are allergic to brewer's yeast, so it's best to try with a small patch of the animal's skin first to see if there is a reaction before adding the yeast to food or using it as a flea spray.

      Warm, wet climate sounds nice. Where I live (central Texas) we're in the midst of our worst drought in 50 years, and we can't even BUY rainfall!

  2. QUESTION:
    how many days after starting giving my dog brewers yeast with garlic will i see resaults?
    today i started giving my dog brewers yeast with garlic from petco because he keeps biting and scratching himself.i was wondering how long it takes until it works.

    • ANSWER:
      depends on the actual cause of the biting
      have you had the dog checked by the vet to
      see if there is any underlying health issues

  3. QUESTION:
    Can humans take brewers yeast? If so, what benefits does it offer?
    I know that you can give brewers yeast to dogs but can people take it too? What does it do? What is it good for? If it doesn't do anything beneficial then I wouldn't take it.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the first answerer. The B Vitamins are known as the anti-stress vitamins and Brewers yeast does contain these and thus taking it could help with stress. Admittedly though, these are present in small amounts. It may benefit the hair, skin and nails, from its B Vitamin content, mineral content and also from its amino acid content. Its all natural so could be considered a food (and perhaps super food) rather than nutritional supplement.

      One of its traditional uses in humans as been for the nervous system, for calming the nerves. Again, this goes back to its B Vitamin content. However, if you have been suffering from prolonged nervous exhaustion and stress, a formulated B Complex tablet may offer more benefit owing to having higher concentrations of the individual B Vitamins.Another traditional use is for healthy skin and hair.

      A typical break-down of nutrients, though this will vary from brand to brand and batch to batch:
      http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/tl/yeast.html

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there any other natural supplements OTHER THAN brewers yeast and garlic tabs to give my dogs for fleas?
    I kno that there is no real proof that the brewers yeast helps with the fleas but it will help with the coat and skin damage caused by fleas. But the garlic tabs make their breath and skin smell awful ! So is there another natural supplement I can give them? They are on the Advantix by the vet and all but it doesnt help completely rid the problem, and the neighbors dogs have fleas something terrible and they are bringing the problem to my yard and dogs.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest using Frontline it works allot better and lasts longer than Advantix my family stopped using it due to that reason and went back to Frontline.
      I also use Sevendust it is a white powder you can buy in a red bag at Wal-Mart or any store that sells garden products.
      I put sevendust on my pets fur and in my carpet all around my house as well as outside sometimes and you can also use pesticides on your lawn and not let your dog out for about 3 hours and that should help your outside issues.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does Brewers Yeast and Garlic keep fleas of dogs?
    Do I have to give my dog the kind for dogs or can they have the brewers yeast and garlic for humans? I've noticed it's much cheaper than the dog brands!

    • ANSWER:
      It does help. But I think the main purpose of it is to keep their skin soft so it doesn't get itchy and dry. It is suppose to help with shedding also. I haven't used it but have been thinking about it because I have several dogs and two of them shed a lot. So I may look into it. I think it does come in a tablet form, but getting it down them is the trick. I may try putting it in peanut butter and try it that way. Good luck

  6. QUESTION:
    Is dried yeast and brewers yeast the same?
    I have a 5yr old German Shepherd who is allergic to BREWERS yeast. I was considering changing his dog food to the Blue Bufflalo brand, but one of the ingredients in their formula is Dried yeast. I wanted to make sure they weren't the same, I don't want him to have a reaction.

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  7. QUESTION:
    Is it better to feed your dog home made food?
    I feed my dog homecooked food with Solid Gold vitamin supplements. I cook chicken, brown rice, sweet potatoes, carrots and broccolli together. (Veggies change from week to week and I somtimes add liver). This diet consist of 1/3rd meat, 1/3rd rice, 1/3rd veggies. I make crunchy home made dog biscuits with wheat germ and brewers yeast for treats. My dog appears very healthy and full of energy but I am wondering if this diet is really better for my dog than commercial dog food? I was feeding my dog California Natural lamb & rice dry dog food (a high quility dog food) until the last couple of months. Now she is completely on homemade food. I am wondering if she is missing any thing in her diet. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about your dog but I would love to have that diet. Seriously though, your buddy is fine. Our dogs are all top breed and have always been fed home cooked meals. If the meal is well prepared and high in vitamins/minerals/fat/protein- which sure sounds like it is, they are fine. But just to be sure send me a dish or two and I'll try it.

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used brewers yeast on their cats to get rid of fleas?
    My cats have fleas and I just want to see if anyone knows how well brewers yeast works?

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of adding brewers yeast to pets diets to eliminate fleas. So far, from my experience as a veterinary technician I have not seen it work yet. I have not read any studies, journals, or articles published in veterinary medicine claiming it works either.

      It shouldn't hurt to try a small amount in supplementing in food. Supposedly the thought behind the supplementing is to alter the taste or smell of the skin to deter fleas. How well this works? Well, as I stated before... no one has a clue.

      *IF you run across people telling you that onion powder or garlic powder will work on fleas do not take them up on this advice.
      Garlic and Onions have compounds that trigger a disease process called Heinz-body anemia in cats and dogs. This disease causes the destruction of red-blood cells in their body and can be fatal.
      Just an FYI ;)

  9. QUESTION:
    can brewers yeast with garlic give your dog a yeast infection?
    I took My little girl(shih-tzu) to the vet today.And she said she has a yeast in her ears.She gave me drops to use for a couple days.But I been giving her brewers yeast with garlic to keep fleas away.and it also has omega 3 in it .Can this be what gave her the ear problems.
    I have been useing it for a couple weeks and we don't have ANY fleas.

    • ANSWER:
      firstly and most important anything in the onion family should not be fed to dogs as they can be toxic and cause liver failure, this includes garlic. Secondly yeast occurs naturally in the ear canal however occasionally will overgrow due to the warm moist conditions inside the ear causing a yeast infection. I doubt that the brewers yeast is keeping away many fleas. The only benificial ingredient in the tablet that you've been giving is the omega-3.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know something that's good for dogs that are allergic to grass pollen?
    My dog seems to be alergic to grass pollen and chews on her paws all sommer long because it iches so much . I've tried a few things like giveing her brewer yeast but I not sure if it is working.I would prefer something that is a natural product or over the counter .

    • ANSWER:
      sounds more like a possible food allergy.I would think grass would cause your dog to itch in more places than just the paws.Paw chewing and licking is a common sign of food allergy's.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why would my dogs have fleas with frontline?
    We are in Florida and something is biting my dogs. They are on Frontline and I gave them a flea bath. They are also are taking Brewers yeast, wheat germ,fish oil. I keep things vacuum and bedding clean. What can I do? Bomb the House?

    • ANSWER:
      Because frontline kills the fleas that are on the dog, not the fleas that are in the carpets or anyplace else in the house. So fleas die, new fleas jump on. What I did was take my cats outside while the whole house was bombed.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you repel fleas and ticks from people and dogs naturally?
    I have 6 acres, I live in the country, and have a lush pasture I let grow for my dogs to enjoy. We mow paths through the pasture for the dogs to explore and play, and of course, tick are a consequence. I do not like to over medicate my dogs, I don't believe in giving them every med that comes on the market. I know brewers yeast will repel mosquito's, but what about those darn ticks? I have 10 of my own dogs, I foster for a dog rescue(over 300 adoptions at this point!!!) and I also do doggy daycare-anybody, anywhere use something??? I know tea tree oil for lice, garlic for intestinal parasites, but help me with the ticks....THANKS.

    • ANSWER:
      Do NOT do this if you have dogs that cannot have heartguard. But if you use cattle ivermectin and glycol mixed together monthly to guard against heart worms this will also help repel fleas and ticks. It is also much cheaper than the heartguard and will last you much longer. Try finding a reputable breeder who would know more about it to help u with dosages. Or even ask your vet. Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    My dogs still catch fleas even after several treatments, How do I get rid of them?
    I have three dogs, a white, a black and a white/black mix. I started noticing fleas on them. So I did everything I could to rid them of fleas, which seemed to work for a couple of weeks. But now they have fleas again especially the black one and its hard to catch them on her. I bathed them. Ive been feeding them Brewers Yeast and spraying them with either the lemon spray or the apple cider vinegar/ water spray. The house is regularly cleaned and the grass cut once a week. It's too expensive to have to buy those topical treatments like advantix and they didn't work so well last time. I've tried the light with a water/ soap bowl underneath, which never caught anything. I've never seen fleas on any of my furniture JUST on my dogs. What else can I do?

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  14. QUESTION:
    What do you use for your pets flea control?
    I don't want to use frontline or advantage because it is very expensive and I don't like using the chemicals on my pets. two lap dogs and one retriever.

    I have heard of garlic powder sprinkled on your pets food. But how much? And I heard pros and cons about using garlic,some good,some not good.

    I have also heard of giving your pet Brewer's Yeast tablets that it works. Where do I get these brewers yeast tablets for pets?

    Has anyone used brewers yeast tablets?

    Does anyone make their own spray with essential oil's?

    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      you can get some pill from your vet. They are based on weight of the pet. They kill ALL bugs within 24 hours. They work I have a cat and 3 dogs inside and they go out too. You have to treat you home as well. Flea bombs with everyone and all pets outside . You should also put a new flea collar into your vaccum bag regularly. the vaccum picks up the eggs but the next time you turn it on the vibration makes them hatch in your vaccum bag! So they are being spread over and over. Not sure what else to try. I use advantage plus. it is really safe and they have to be clean and dry when you apply it. Best of luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    I have a chihuahua with 2 pups that are 2 weeks old! They have fleas! How do I get rid of them?
    I also have 2 boxers one is a year old the other is 8 weeks. Everytime I let them out to potty the come in covered with fleas! I have sprayed the house and yard and they still won't go away!! I use frontline on my dogs and also give them brewers yeast and garlic tabs which are supposed to prevent fleas but nothing seems to help!! Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      For the puppies, you can use Revolution on the mom, and that will make a big difference. Meanwhile, just use a flea comb on the puppies, de-fleaing them twice per day or as needed.
      If you get a 'nit' comb, from the drug store, it is made of plastic, and a bit gentler than the metal comb. The 'nit' combs are only a dollar or two.

      Revolution is suitable for use on dogs, puppies, cats & kittens > 6 weeks of age . it is also approved for use on pregnant and nursing mother dogs and cats.
      http://www.all-pets-info.com/fleacontrol/Revolution-Flea-Treatment.html

  16. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about using brewers yeast and garlic to help rid fleas from dogs?
    I have had 2 different people tell me that brewers yeast and garlic helps w/ fleas. One also says it does other things as well. Was just looking for more information
    i don't have a problem now, was just looking for alternative methods to prevention due to my dogs hating the current tx method.

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic has recently found to cause anemia in dogs..I have heard of the remedy all of my life, but have never known it to help much..Perhaps some types of fleas, but not the ones I have met!

      REVOLUTION is fairly new on the market, and is super effective! where has it been all my life! it also prevent heartworms and many other parasites, internal and external..it is just a liquid to apply to the back of the shoulders/neck area..You can get it at vet clinics, and they are encouraged to give the first treatment free..

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a chow dog with skin problems which causes constant itching?
    I have my second Chow and she has similar skin problems as the first one. I have found no answers to help with her constant discomfort. I have used baths, flea medications, brewers yeast, fish and flax oil, and have just started with garlic caplets which I have been told might ward off fleas. Nothing seems to last as the scratching and hair loss eventually continues. I would like to hear more from some of the readers. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      no ,

  18. QUESTION:
    CAN DOGS EAT BREWERS YEAST AND BARLEY FLOUR?
    Original Milkbones have brewers yeast and barley flour, can dogs eat them?

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Looking for a premium dog food following allergy testing. Any ideas?
    Our Golden has always been fed Innova EVO but had chronic ear infections. We had him allergy tested, and the results were whoppers -- food allergies include pork, eggs, soybean, lamb, flax or flaxseed oil, barley, brewers yeast and green peas. Also, no grasses (you'd be surprised what's in some dog foods).

    I'm trying to find a HIGH quality kibble (no freezer room for raw, and canned is bad for his teeth) which does not have any of these ingredients, and preferably lists a protein as the first 2 or 3 ingredients. At this point, the only thing I've found is Royal Canin's Veterinary Diet Potato & Venison Large Breed, but the quality doesn't thrill me.

    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/showproduct.php?product=892&cat=8

      solid gold barking at the moon. it is grain free

  20. QUESTION:
    can my dog take vitamins while on soloxine?
    Brewers yeast vitamins. I heard vitamins can have an affect the meds
    And heartworm supplements as well?

    • ANSWER:
      Dogs can take vitamins with heart worm pills. You should ask the vet to be sure about soloxine, but it's most likely fine, it is just like a hormone that the thyroid would make. The dog food you feed is fortified with vitamins and minerals so if your dog couldn't get vitamins with soloxine I'm guessing the vet would have told you to feed separate from meals.

      Brewers yeast has mostly B vitamins. Not sure why you want to give brewers yeast. If you are feeding a good quality food, or a balanced home made one, you shouldn't need extra vitamins.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the fleas?!?
    My Dachshund puppy has really bad fleas how do I get rid of them. I've tried flea baths, flea medication, and Brewers yeast. But nothing seams to work! Please help me!
    only one problem my dog only weighs about 6 pounds!

    • ANSWER:
      The easy way!
      Get Iver-On!
      Many no-kill shelters use it.
      It's Ivermectin liquid wormer for cattle.

      Use 1 1/2 cc per 14 pounds of dog.

      It is the same thing as Reolution (Rev is very expensive, this is cheap) that is used like Frontline and Advantage (put on between the shoulder blades and in a straight line down the back to the tail). I learned this from the powner of a no-kill shelter.
      It gets rid of fleas and ticks keeps mesquitos away, therefore used as a heartworm prevention, when used once every 2 weeks.

      It dries in minutes, so there is no oily substance or anything to get on you.

      Did I mention CHEAP? a bottle at Tractor Supply and farm stores. A bottle last forever!!!! Close to a year on a small dog.

      It is actually Ivermectin liquid wormer for cattle but as I said, shelters use it for dogs because it's the same thing as the expensive stuff and a LOT cheaper
      .
      It also helps with allergies and Sarcoptic Mange (something that is hard to detect and often mistaken for allergies)

      I use it on 3 med size dogs and my bottle has lasted 6 months (NO FLEAS on mine ...ever!)
      Good luck.

  22. QUESTION:
    Would Nutritional Yeast have the same effect as Brewer's Yeast for natural flea prevention?
    I use Revolution on my dog but, I am also looking into natural things... such as yeast. I have usually read that Brewer's Yeast has been used with some success for flea prevention. But would Nutritional Yeast have the same effect?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think yeast would have any effect on fleas. I think you should save your money and just stick with something that is science based

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I help my dog with his flea problem?
    My dog has fleas. His constant scratching keeps us up at night and I feel so bad for him. I am paranoid about the pests.

    I give my dog regular baths, used FrontLine Plus, added brewer's yeast and garlic to his diet, treated the yard, sprayed around the house, bombed the house, and have started trying the Avon Skin-so-soft I have read about. They are relentless and making us and our pet miserable!

    • ANSWER:
      When are you applying the Frontline and how are you doing it? That is the most common mistake with the product! Do not bathe your dog at least 48 hours after you apply it, and do not apply it unless your dog is 100% dry after a bath. Apply the entire dose in one spot between the shoulder blades on as much skin as possible.

      Only purchase Frontline from your Vet. Merial only sells to Veterinarians and this way you are guaranteed the real product.

      My best recommendation is to purchase a Capstar from your Vet (only about ). It will kill all of the adult fleas on your dog within 30 minutes. Apply Frontline after that to prevent them from coming back and to kill the eggs.

      Apply the Frontline every month, all year long.

      If fleas are still a problem, perhaps try another brand of Flea preventative, Advantage, or Revolution maybe? Ask your Vet and see if there is a product they recommend.

  24. QUESTION:
    Anyone else use tea tree oil and brewers yeast to treat fleas?
    The teatree oil goes on the skin (when brushing) and the yeast goes over the food.

    • ANSWER:
      You know, I have not had to use either one because I have not had a flea problem for years and the vitamin supplement I give my animals has a high potent mixture of the B's plus they are bathed frequently and kept in the house most of the time. I have read a lot about the product and now it appears that brewers yeast may cause nutritional problems. The tea tree oil I have used for skin problems on all my animals from snakes to little furry ones. It is a wonderful natural antibiotic and I gave you a link that explains how to ensure your product is the real thing.

      Tea tree oil is very good for inflamed gums on elder dogs as long as you make sure they aren't ingesting large amounts.

      Brewer's yeast added to the diet has been touted as a sure cure for fleas, but recently information has come to light suggesting that the large amount of brewer's yeast necessary to eliminate fleas might cause health problems. Instead of adding brewer's yeast to your dog's diet, try sprinkling it on your pet. Thoroughly rub it into the coat to make sure it reaches the skin. It is best to do this outside, because the fleas cannot stand the smell of yeast and will jump off of your pet.

  25. QUESTION:
    I am having trouble finding the right dog food. Am I off to a good start?
    I am only 15 years old and I own a 15 pound Border Terrier. I really didn't know off all the chemicals they put in dog food. I don't want her to be eating stuff like that. I was feeding her Purina and I read online about how much chemicals it had. I went shopping with my mother yesterday and bought a bag of IAMS Simple & Natural and the kind I bought was the one that tasted like chicken and rice. I went online reading and read that IAMS is not a great food either, because of how many chemicals.

    The bad of dog food I bought said on the cover
    #1 Ingredient is real chicken for strong, lean muscles
    Higher levels of antioxidants like vitamin E, for a strong immune system. *

    No corn, wheat, soy or meat by-products**

    It sounds a lot better than the previous dog food. I actually searched for Blue Buffalo and I couldn't find any. I will keep looking for a better dog food, but the one I am using now seems better than the last.

    Here is the Ingredients.

    Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, DL-Methionine, Dried Peas, Choline Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Dried Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Brewers Dried Yeast, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

    • ANSWER:
      I have been feeding my dog Iams for 15 years now. I believe that it has to be a good food due to his age. He's never been sick a day in his life until last month when he had a stroke. But, he is 15. It was recommended by my vet when he was 8 weeks old and has been on it and only that for 15 years now.

  26. QUESTION:
    I am having trouble finding the right dog food. Am I off to a good start?
    I am only 15 years old and I own a 15 pound Border Terrier. I really didn't know off all the chemicals they put in dog food. I don't want her to be eating stuff like that. I was feeding her Purina and I read online about how much chemicals it had. I went shopping with my mother yesterday and bought a bag of IAMS Simple & Natural and the kind I bought was the one that tasted like chicken and rice. I went online reading and read that IAMS is not a great food either, because of how many chemicals.

    The bad of dog food I bought said on the cover
    #1 Ingredient is real chicken for strong, lean muscles
    Higher levels of antioxidants like vitamin E, for a strong immune system. *

    No corn, wheat, soy or meat by-products**

    It sounds a lot better than the previous dog food. I actually searched for Blue Buffalo and I couldn't find any. I will keep looking for a better dog food, but the one I am using now seems better than the last.

    Here is the Ingredients.

    Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, DL-Methionine, Dried Peas, Choline Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Dried Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Brewers Dried Yeast, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

    • ANSWER:
      Look at the ingredients lists. Meat (not meal) of some type should be the first ingredient. There should be no corn, wheat or by-products. Innova, Wellness, Orijen & Merrick are a few of the good brands out there.
      If you do a little research on dog food ingredients you will find that Sorghum (sugar) Dried Beet Puld and Dried Egg Product should not be in a dogs food.
      The food you picked is not the worst nor it it the best.

  27. QUESTION:
    I am having trouble finding the right dog food. Am I off to a good start?
    I am only 15 years old and I own a 15 pound Border Terrier. I really didn't know off all the chemicals they put in dog food. I don't want her to be eating stuff like that. I was feeding her Purina and I read online about how much chemicals it had. I went shopping with my mother yesterday and bought a bag of IAMS Simple & Natural and the kind I bought was the one that tasted like chicken and rice. I went online reading and read that IAMS is not a great food either, because of how many chemicals.

    The bad of dog food I bought said on the cover
    #1 Ingredient is real chicken for strong, lean muscles
    Higher levels of antioxidants like vitamin E, for a strong immune system. *

    No corn, wheat, soy or meat by-products**

    It sounds a lot better than the previous dog food. I actually searched for Blue Buffalo and I couldn't find any. I will keep looking for a better dog food, but the one I am using now seems better than the last.

    Here is the Ingredients.

    Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, DL-Methionine, Dried Peas, Choline Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Dried Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Brewers Dried Yeast, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

    • ANSWER:
      Iams is actually a great brand. Most vets recommend it. You can also get Iams naturals which is even better. You can also opt out and make your own dog food so you know what's in it...(google that) but I've used Iams for years and had nothing but good results.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the Best Daily Vitamin for a Yorkshire Terrier?
    5lbs age 3 i was thinking about Brewers Yeast?? Or Omega 3.

    • ANSWER:
      vitamins for dogs or people are rarely needed.
      A balanced diet is usually more than adequate. Spend you money on the best quality dog food you can buy and this will cover all his dietary needs.

  29. QUESTION:
    If garlic isn't safe for dogs why add it to brewers yeast?
    I posted a question earlier asking if garlic was safe enough to feed my boys and the vast majority of the answers said "NOOOOOOO DON'T DO IT YOU'LL KILL YOUR DOG, OR THEY'LL END UP WITH ANEMIA". My question is if it isn't safe why is it added to the brewers yeast supplement for dogs? In the right amount it can't be that dangerous. Am I right?

    • ANSWER:
      Lots and lots of people give small quantities of garlic every day to ward off fleas and ticks, and it also has other healing benefits.

      However, be careful of brewers yeast anyway as if a dog has yeast allergies then it can make it worse. I used to always use both until I had a dog with allergies.

  30. QUESTION:
    brewers yeast powder nothing added or taken away?
    I have found brewers yeast by swansons but was interested in hearing alternatives.

    Not including Lewis labs brewers yeast.

    Another question there is a brewers yeast i have seen for dogs could thay double up for humans?
    Tink, NOW foods brewers yeast has b vitamins added to it and i read something else negative regarding now foods which is why im not for it.

    Lewis Labs i doubt is a gold standard, Brewers yeast comes from grain and Lewis Labs uses beets which isn't the right stuff as far as memory goes.

    • ANSWER:
      This stuff isn't a by-product of brewing, but actually grown for nutrients - and it tastes good, kinda like Parmesan cheese.

      http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Nutritional-Yeast-Flakes-10-oz-284-g/688

      In terms of "brewers yeast" though - Lewis is considered the gold standard.

      Edit: considering that brewers yeast doesn't have very much to begin with, so what? And beets? So what? If you are after grain, eat grain.

  31. QUESTION:
    My dogs are getting fleas and ticks even using Frontline Plus or K9 Advantix. Any ideas?
    My two six year old dogs are suddenly getting fleas and ticks even using either Frontline Plus or K9 Advantix. They are also on Sentinel which not only takes care of heartworm but is supposed to give them extra flea protection.
    I'm at my wits end and hope someone can suggest other options.
    I've tried Brewer's Yeast and garlic and tea tree oil all to no avail.
    I'm getting desperate.

    • ANSWER:
      .
      I had the same problem and called Bayer because Advantix was not working at all.
      Given the facts that I apply flea drops before bed so dogs have less opportunity to roll or lick it off during play and don't allow them to get wet for at least 48 hrs. after applying and I followed the directions for application here's what they told me.
      Several times a year fleas and ticks hatch out and there's an overabundance of them.If you are not treating your house and yard or take your dogs to places infested with them they jump on the dog they bite,die and fall off.More fleas jump on dog bite,die and fall off.same goes for ticks this just keeps happening and everytime the dog is bitten it takes a little more of the med out of the dogs system until there is nothing left.So for times when you notice your dog scratching uncontrollably 2 weeks after applying the stuff you need to apply a second tube.
      It helps alot to put something on your lawn for fleas. I use Sevin and I end up bombing my house every spring for fleas and sometimes in summer too. Just depends on how moist it is outside.

  32. QUESTION:
    I am having trouble finding the right dog food. Am I off to a good start?
    I am only 15 years old and I own a 15 pound Border Terrier, who is 3 years old. I really didn't know off all the chemicals they put in dog food. I don't want her to be eating stuff like that. I was feeding her Purina and I read online about how much chemicals it had. I went shopping with my mother yesterday and bought a bag of IAMS Simple & Natural and the kind I bought was the one that tasted like chicken and rice. I went online reading and read that IAMS is not a great food either, because of how many chemicals.

    The bad of dog food I bought said on the cover
    #1 Ingredient is real chicken for strong, lean muscles
    Higher levels of antioxidants like vitamin E, for a strong immune system. *

    No corn, wheat, soy or meat by-products**

    It sounds a lot better than the previous dog food. I actually searched for Blue Buffalo and I couldn't find any. I will keep looking for a better dog food, but the one I am using now seems better than the last.

    Here is the Ingredients.

    Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, DL-Methionine, Dried Peas, Choline Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Dried Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Brewers Dried Yeast, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a homeopathic way to prevent tick bites on dogs?
    I have been finding ALOT of ticks on my two dogs lately, and I don't want my house to become infested with ticks. I want to be able to sit with my dogs and not have to worry about ticks getting on my or my furniture. If anyone knows any homeopathic ways to prevent ticks from biting my dogs, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There isn't any - it's not truly effective, all the brewers yeast, garlic, etc. - just doesn't work well.

      Only thing absolutely works is a topical liquid every month for fleas and tix - Frontline Plus and Advantix work very well.

      You are just fooling yourself i you try all the homemade recipes, your dogs won't be protected.

      By the way, garlic is dangerous for dogs as are onions - can cause blood problems.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are your views on Brewers yeast with garlic for dogs?
    looking about getting some and trying it but thought I would ask for a few thoughts on it before hand.
    There are so many forums and vets that go back and forth on Garlic bieng toxic, that's the main reason I am wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Utterly,completely & TOTALLY useless stupid waste of money.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there are any home remedies for skin allergies for dogs?
    My dog itches a lot after she goes outside. her tummy gets red and she itches a lot. I don't want to bathe her after every time I take her out. Is there any home remedies to stop the itching? I have heard of giving her baby bendryl but it just makes her sleepy.

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of using brewers yeast to help with skin irritation in dogs.... putting it in their food... check with the health food store.

  36. QUESTION:
    Where can I find Brewers Yeast Tablets in nashville?
    My dog has fleas and I researched home remedies and this was a solution. There was another ... washing my dog with dish detergent ... but I think I would rather try the tablets. It seems it will dry out his skin.

    • ANSWER:
      You can try adding Apple Cider Vinegar in his food. You can get the tablets from pets.com or any online pet store. I also give me dog fish / codliver oil.

  37. QUESTION:
    Do any of you feed Brewers Yeast to your dog?
    Just curious. I give my pups small amount. Too much is not good for large breed (bloat). It helps with the shedding. Also Fleas and mosquitos seem to bother them much less. They're also on Advantage Multi. But fleas and mosquitos are so bad here in GA so I wanted some other natural way to help them out.

    • ANSWER:
      I've never given it.
      Both mine just get revolution once a month, and if we're in an especially fly-ridden place (the barn or down by the creek, for example), they get sprayed with Equisect just as a backup.
      As far as shedding goes-I just take 'em out back and give them a good brushing. I'm leary about supplements that are "anti-shed" or "anti-ruins-your-grass". It just seems very unnatural to me. A good brushing does the job to keep a lot of the hair out of the house.

      Equisect is a good fly spray. I use it on myself as well, haha. It's organic/all-natural made from chrysanthemum flowers (I cannot spell that for the life of me!). Water based, so it doesnt leave a nasty oily resude or anything. Also smells like clove rather than like chemicals (such as bug-off does). Also repels like, 6 types of flies, mosquitos, lice, ticks, and fleas (kills the ticks and fleas as well as repels them). Does a good job for me, the dogs, and the horse so far.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it alright to give my dog brewers yeast?
    is it safe? anyway, this questions goes for real dog owners or breeders =)
    for those who asked what this for:
    well, i just wanna give this a try, as an alternative one for preventing coprophagia (as it is also said so, aside from the anti-coprophagia tabs)

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, its safe unless your dog is one of the few who's allergic to it. It's great to boost the immune system and all the B vitamins are really good for coat. My vet recommended it years ago and I've been using it.

  39. QUESTION:
    How much should I give my pets?
    I have spring valley brewer's yeast. I plan to adminster them to my two adult cats and dachshund and possibly my 2 month old kittens if it is safe. How much should I give them?
    O yes, and I have the tablets form

    • ANSWER:
      The important flea-control ingredient in brewer's yeast is thiamine (vitamin B). A level of one milligram (1 mg) of thiamine daily for each five pounds of your pet's body weight is ideal. For an average-size cat, this would translate to one teaspoon of brewer's yeast; for a large dog, you might administer one tablespoon of brewer's yeast supplemented with a B-complex vitamin pill. Brewer's yeast can also be dusted on externally as a flea powder. (If your pet licks some off, there's no harm done.)

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I get fleas out of my house and dogs?
    Hi!
    My dogs have never had fleas and now they do, so I don't know what to do! I have tried frontline and it didn't work AT ALL. I also tried flea collers. The only thing that has worked is flea shampoo and I hate useing that stuff because I know it mustburn there skin.
    I will use the shampoo and then 1 day later my dog is already itching! They are in the house too.
    Please Help! My dog has been keeping me up all night scratching non stop! Everything I have tried but the shampoo has failed.
    Only serious answers please!
    Thanks!
    ~habu_chabu

    • ANSWER:
      There is a product called FleaBusters RX you can get from your vet, it is a powder that kills the flea eggs in your carpets. It isn't a poison, it just dries them out, so it is safe in the house. It works GREAT. We used it and at the same time used "Duratrol" Yard Control spray on all the bushes in the yard to kill the fleas, and shampood the pets. We had no further problems with fleas for over 2 years.

      I know Advantage works really well as a flea preventer for cats, I don't know if they have a dog version and if so how good it is, but if they have one I would try it.

      Also, my best friend's mom has always given her dogs a bit of yeast (I think it was brewer's yeast) with each meal. The vitamin B compounds in it repel fleas and mosquitoes and ticks -- she lives in the country and never has any problem with any of those pests, so it must work really well. I have seen her adopt stray dogs that are all mangy-looking from flea problems, and within a month or two they look perfectly healthy again from just the yeast (she doesn't use flea collars or chemical treatments of any kind).

  41. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when someone says they feed their dog a raw diet?
    Currently feeding my dog Nurish by Rachael Ray, but have heard conflicting reports to how good it is for her. Can you help?

    • ANSWER:
      Bone and Raw Food Diet (BARF)
      Bones whole and ground
      Raw veg, fruit, meat(tripe, chicken, turkey, lamb, beef (cooked kidney, liver) , oily fish, eggs

      I also add herbs to naturally keep their immune system healthy ( to fight illness/injury and garlic and brewers yeast to repell fleas/ticks/worm)

      It is quality food, real food, not brown bits of whatever(and believe me you really wouldn't want to know) stuck together put in a box with pretty pictures on or large budget TV advertising campaigns to persuade you to buy.

      Many people who feed BRAF/PREY have done their research into what exactly is in those bags of manufactured dog foods so choose to feed their dogs this way.

      I have worked for dog food manufacturers and a top quality one at that and I would never feed it to my dogs.........I love them too much to do that (although I have fed BARF for years)............however for some people as long as they don't know they don't worry.

      Sorry can't help you on that one Nurish by Rachael Ray, I have never heard of it, however look at the contents, the first ingredient should be a named meat ( not just meat) but whole chicken, lamb etc and look at the cereal content and what they are, if they say cereal ( any rubbish thats cheap) oats, brown rice, but no wheat, corn or maize and if there are a lot of additives, preservatives and flavouring that is not good.
      Hope that helps

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best flea shampoo for a dog?
    I have moved and going to keep my dog inside, i am going to get him groomed ( dip ect) but i will have him in the house for a week cause his rabies shot is out and going to get it later that week, so i will not be able to get him groomed for about a week, so i guess my question is what is the best thing that i can use on him at home, or what kind of ingredients should i look for? After shampoo and grooming i plan to use advantix on him regularly.

    • ANSWER:
      I guess I tend to go a more naturalistic approach. I don't treat my dogs for fleas necessarily but give them garlic and brewers yeast tablets instead. Something about this combination gives their system something that the fleas don't like and the fleas won't stay. I have never in 12 years of dog ownership had a flea problem. The dogs think the "vitamins" are yummy and I'm not putting icky chemicals on their skin to cause possible irritation or allergies. I get the tablets from Petco or PetsMart or can get them on line. Use the direction per weight on the package. This is a daily thing but overall I think much healthier than Advantix, etc. This is not a substitute for your heart worm treatment. Please do follow up on that. Many dogs die each year from heart worm disease. If you still want a shampoo with some fighting power against fleas, look for something with Tea Tree Oil. It is also soothing to the skin.

      I would STRONGLY recommend getting those shots updated.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to help my malnourished rescue dog?
    We got a Shih Tzu rescue dog from the pound today. He is very very skinny, all bones really, and very smelly! We intend to take him to the vets during the week, but in the mean time what can we do. We bathed him and gave him a good lot of food. He is now sleeping curled up under a blanket but he's so skinny!

    What can we do to nurse him back to health?
    Also, any name suggestions? He's all black. I like Jasper. Any other thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Small meals, not too much too quickly otherwise you will have a dog who has diarrhoea and that won't help him at all as he will become dehydrated. I give my rescues who come in like that puppy milk which is full of all the vitamins, mineral and trace elements they have missed out on ( just for a couple of weeks) It is easy for them to digest and gets them a good start , then I introduce Brewers Yeast tablets (x2 daily as treats) again they are full of vits, mins and trace elements required.

      Start as you mean to go on, you want a well mannered, sociable dog and you have 2-3 weeks before he shows his real colours, so google NILIF and get him earning everything he gets, that way you are telling him you are his pack leader ( there to look after him) it will build his confidence in the right way, so you don't end up with a anxious and so reactive dog.............and stop feeling sorry for him....he has a loving home, soft warm bed, good food, water available and a packleader so he WANTS for nothing and this is what dogs NEEDs

      I think Jasper is a lovely name

  44. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for bread yeast to ferment in a dogs stomach and make beer?
    Someone told a story about a dog that ate bread dough and then was intoxicated. This story doesn't seem plausible to me, but I just couldn't find the words to explain why this wasn't possible. Can someone please help me out?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever eaten a bite/slice/loaf of bread and gotten drunk from it? No. Of course not. Bread yeast (and brewer's yeast) require a pH in the 4-6 range to ferment. Gastric acid in the stomach has a pH of 1-3.

      Log this one with the pigeons that explode after eating rice thrown at weddings.

  45. QUESTION:
    What is a natural flea deterrent for your dog?
    I have heard that feeding your dog garlic works, but i have read and asked my vet if it is recommended. He said that it may upset their stomach for it being strong, but i was reading on a website that it breaks down their red cell count.... Does anyone know what is a good natural flea deterrent?

    • ANSWER:
      garlic and brewer's yeast pills........
      http://www.3mutts.com/brewers-yeast-garlic.html
      its completely safe and effective garlic does not contain the same compound that onions do, a poisonous alkaloid called n-propyl disulphide
      garlic is a wonderful natural alternative with many benefits for your pet, including

      * expectorant and antibiotic properties

      * garlic's blood cleansing action makes it a good preventative measure for respiratory and viral problems.

      * it is said to help keep down the worm population due to the sulfur content

      * is used to help fight infection.

      * shiny coat and healthy skin

      *heres an article on it
      http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=72301528

      i give my dog (garlic and brewers yeast pills) they dont upset his stomach. the garlic that is in the brewer's yeast with garlic pills has been processed, which removes the sulphide compounds that are toxic to your dog.

      garlic is safe to use it does'nt break down their red cell count thats onions, onions are toxic for dogs and they will cause the oxidisation of red blood cells which leads to anaemia

      *heres an article about onions and garlic.....
      http://www.veggiepets.com/acatalog/tips.html

  46. QUESTION:
    What's the worst tasting food you've ever eaten?
    Mine was 'brewer's yeast'. A workout supplement from many years ago. I once offered to a friend to try some and not spit ot out. I lost the but he said he wouldn't do it again.

    • ANSWER:
      In 1988, I bought some canned Loma Linda vegetarian fried "chicken" with gravy. It smelled like dog food. Ugh....Terrible!!!

  47. QUESTION:
    What is best treatment for dogs that vomit frequently?
    My dog seems healthy otherwise, but he is having a rough tough time and 2 years ago he went to the vet with a digestive obstruction problem and they had to keep him for a few days. He is a wire hair terrior/mix and is about 5 years old and of normal weight, but he gobbles his food when he eats.

    • ANSWER:
      Put a large well washed smooth stone in the middle of his dinner, so he has to eat around it and can't gobble his food down...........it may also be worth building his immune system up so it is working at optimum levels, this can be done with natural homeopathy, like milk thistle, or/and garlic pearl daily ( garlic oil) and a brewers yeast tablet

  48. QUESTION:
    Would Nutritional Yeast have the same effect as Brewer's Yeast for natural flea prevention?
    I use Revolution on my dog but, I am also looking into natural things... such as yeast. I have usually read that Brewer's Yeast has been used with some success for flea prevention. But would Nutritional Yeast have the same effect?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      No. Nutritional yeast is not the same thing. You can add Brewer's Yeast to the diet....about six tabs per day for a collie size dog. BY is high in Vit B's, so good that way. It's water soluble, so you can't overdose on it. I've used it for years in my dogs diets. You can also rub BY powder into the coat. You can also use garlic in the diet. I use garlic powder.....1/4 teaspoon for a collie five days of the week. My dogs have never had fleas. But they are also on a raw diet.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to control a dog hair problem?
    My dog sheds so bad. I brush him everyday but still have dog hair all over the place.

    • ANSWER:
      I give my dog brewers yeast and that helps with the shedding and any skin problems. I also just purchase a Furminator dog brush and it works! It was a little pricey but well worth it. You will not believe the hair your getting out of your dog and you only need to brush the dog once a week. Good luck, they have helped me with my chow / sheperd mix.


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