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Unread 04-07-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default Giving Dog Brewers Yeast?

I recently heard that giving your dog brewers yeast can help with shedding and urine spots in the grass. Has anyone else heard of this? does it work for both shedding and urine grass spots? If so, how do you give it to your dog and how much, how often? And, perhaps most importantly, is it Ok to give to your dog?

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Actually no it wont. They do use a mild bit of breyers yeast in some flea repellants, but does nothing for grass or shedding. There is a product you can put in the food to help with urine stains in the grass- but urine stains occue because the ph is too high in the urine- ... Talk to your vet first to make sure the urine is normal. There are also safe sprays you can use in the yard- all available at like petsmart.
As far as shedding- again several things- fish oil capsules, hair of the dog, vitacoat etc. Some breeds will " blow a winter coat but these products can help. I also use raw egg ( shell and all) ..

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I know in the large animals they feed alot of brewers yeast because it is a good source of B vitamins, essential amino acids (protein) and minerals. Alot of the large animals use it because its good in terms of protein and relativley cheap since its a by product. I think that it may help with moisturizing the coat because of the essential amino acids, but I am not 100% sure of it.

And on a side note it smells like cake....amazing.

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Breyers yeast in dogs can suppress the adrenal glands- and if the dog is already prone to immune problems, this can aggravate it more.The adrendal gland helps the body kick into high gear, and this suppresses it.
Its usually, if used, used in small quantities.

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i give it to all my dogs and the do shed less but still shed, they have nice shiny coats though, and it usually has garlic in it to help repel fleas (not to be used as a flea treatment!!!) but it helps i get hte brewers yeast tablets with garlic from walmart its cheap it has a dosage chart on the bottle and comes with like 100 tablets per bottle.
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I give Brewers Yeast everyday, it is a pure and natural form of Vitamin B and very healthy for your dog.

I do feed raw though and if you are feeding commercial foods you need to watch the level of vitamins and mineral in the food. The reason for this is you may OD your dog not knowing exactly what your food has in it and it what doses.


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http://www.vitaminuk.com/pages/artic...ewersyeast.htm



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Brewers Yeast is known as nature’s wonder food, a name that it certainly deserves. It is an excellent source of all the major B vitamins (except B12). It also contains other vitamins, sixteen amino acids and fourteen or more minerals.

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Brewers yeast contains many different vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The major vitamins are:-

Vitamin B1 (thiamin) – releases energy from carbohydrate in the diet, and is important for the heart and nervous system.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – releases energy from carbohydrate in the diet, and maintains healthy skin, eyes and digestive tract.

Niacin (Vitamin B3) – releases energy from carbohydrate, and helps to maintain healthy skin, digestive tract and nervous system.
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http://www.erinrac.com/articles/yeast.htm



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Yeast is a high energy food that is extremely rich in the vitamin B group. Its beauty is that it occurs naturally and hopefully the vitamins are contained in a useful proportion, rather than some arbitrary decided laboratory combination that may or may not contain some of the lesser components and may or may not be balanced for the benefit of the dog rather than the financial benefit of the manufacturing drug company.
Yeast has a high proportion of digestible protein, which contain many of the essential amino acids. But it does not contain sufficient calcium. If you are not already using a calcium supplement and you decide to use a supplement of yeast, you will need to use a calcium supplement, and cod liver oil to provide vitamins A and D to allow for the proper absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus.

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That was my concern as well using breyers yeast on a commercial diet. Given in portions made for dogs ( usually with garlic) is usually okay. However- Dobermans is right- you can over dose your dog on minerals.

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Thanks to all for replying. It doesn't sound like Brewers Yeast is the quick fix that I thought it might be. It appears to have others benefits, in small doses, for a dog, none of which seem to be a problem for my Rusty right now. I guess I'll stick with a regular brushing and get a good grass seed.

Thanks again for the input.

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There usually are no real quick fixes to most problems .

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Doberman, You got that right, but I keep on trying

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