Brewers Yeast is simply wonderful for skin and coat health, it helps with unwanted shedding in many pets
Brewer's yeast is traditionally used with brewing beer (go figure). In the brewing process, the type of beer produced is largely dependent on the type of yeast you use. However, in the context of your smelly pets, this is inconsequential. Brewer's yeast is often an ingredient in pet foods or other pet supplements, but if your food doesn't have brewer's yeast added, you can just mix in the yeast yourself. Use a teaspoon of yeast for a cat and a tablespoon for a dog.
The recommended dose of brewer's yeast to drive away fleas is 1 tsp. for cats and smaller dogs, 2 tsp. for medium-sized dogs and up to a tablespoon for large dogs. It will take at least four weeks of oral doses of brewer's yeast for the brewer's yeast to effectively drive away fleas, so you should begin supplementing your pet's diet with brewer's yeast in early spring if you hope to prevent a flea infestation. Brewer's yeast as an oral supplement will not work as a flea deterrent for every pet, though it will work with most pets. While excess B vitamins will be flushed out of your pet's body in its urine, excess amounts of brewer's yeast can cause skin allergies. Keep an eye on your pet's health and do not give it excessive amounts of brewer's yeast.
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Pets experience many benefits after taking supplements of brewers yeast for dogs.Rich in Omega fatty acids, B vitamins and antioxidants, brewers yeast enhances health, aids with flea control and improves the immune system.Although its use in pets has been controversial, brewer's yeast is a popular nutritional supplement for both cats and dogs. Brewer's yeast for supplements is grown on molasses and sugar beets. Medicinal herb expert C.J. Puotinen says S. cervisia yeast, a strain of which is used to make beer, is found in pet supplement form. It's far more nutritious than the by-product breweries sell after using yeast to ferment their beers.If you are unsure about feeding your pet brewer's yeast or want to speed up the process of driving away fleas, you can also apply brewer's yeast externally. Put brewer's yeast on your pet's coat and rub it in. Not only does this drive away fleas, but it is also much safer for your pet to lick brewer's yeast off of its coat than to lick and ingest the pesticides found in most flea powders.Brewers yeast is used by people and in use in pets as a method to help lower blood sugar in diabetic patients and it is thought that the chromium in the brewer’s yeast helps to lower blood sugar levels and improve glucose tolerance etc… Any dietary changes should be discussed with your Veterinarian as Catley is under their duty of care for the hypoglycemia. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM