5 Benefits of Brewer's Yeast for Dogs and Cats - Ezine Articles
When I was growing up, we had a cat who was crazy for Brewer's Yeast tablets (can you get them in the States, or are they a UK thing?) This cat would go mad every time we opened the jar, and when given one would behave as many cats do if they smell cat-nip (rolling around, purring etc).
For use in dogs and cats. Brewer’s Dried Yeast Formula with Omegas is an excellent natural source of B-complex vitamins. Fortified with B-1, B-2, niacin and antioxidants. Provides essential fatty acids for a glossy coat and healthy skin.
• Rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids
• Fortified with B1, B2, Niacin, and Vitamin C
We used Nutritional Yeast and our cats loved it. This kept fleas away as long as they had it on their food. One cat loved it so much, she wouldn't eat unless the yeast was on her food. Brewer's yeast is more bitter than Nutritional yeast. From what I've read and experienced with all our dogs and cats (4 and 4) Nutritional yeast works just as well but tastes better.I only just found out about the debittered (brewers) yeast that you can give to dogs and cats. Yippee, something natural to get rid of and keep fleas away. How long before it starts to work? Do they have any side effects at the beginning?The ingredient in Brewer’s yeast that is effective against fleas is thiamine. It is believed that the taste and the smell of thiamine in Brewer’s yeast is what repulse the fleas that are present in your home or on your pet. This means that when a dog or cat ingests Brewer’s yeast, the fleas will be completely repelled by the actual presence of the thiamine that is on the actual skin or contained in any of the blood of the cats and dogs that ingested the substance. Thiamin is in the family of B vitamins, which makes it beneficial to the cats and dogs that it is given to.I put about a tsp. of Brewer's Yeast in my palm and when I pet my cat, I casually sprinkle on fur and try to rub in a little so it doesn't go onto floor so much. My younger American Shorthair just accepts and starts the licking routine. My older Turkish Angora, though, gets really upset that anything is on his beautiful coat..and then becomes a bit afraid to even let me pet him. In the food, sprayed on coat? Neither works, probably because both cats were feral at one time and still are, a bit?It is suggested that you avoid mixing Brewer’s yeast with any type of garlic. This is because garlic can be a toxin to both cats and dogs, with smaller cats much more sensitive to the effects. It is also possible for a dog or cat to also be allergic to the Brewer’s yeast itself. If you notice any signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction after the substance are applied, you should halt the use of the Brewer’s yeast at once. Additionally, too much Brewer’s yeast may cause an allergic reaction. Brewer's yeast is touted as a natural remedy for fleas for dogs and cats because fleas have an aversion to thiamine, which is found in abundance in brewer's yeast. Thiamine is part of the B complex vitamins. When you feed brewer's yeast to your pet, it ingests the thiamine and exudes it through its skin; it can even be found in its blood, and the taste and odor drive fleas away.