Why Brewers Yeast and Aged Garlic is Great for your Pets
Brewers Yeast has its source from fungi and is mainly used in fermentation and production of alcohol. Its major use also includes human and veterinary consumption as nutritional supplements.
It being a natural supplement gives it an edge in this latter application and has been described nutritionally to be a good source of: Protein, essential fatty acids, B-complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, biotin, folic acid, etc.), chromium, and selenium.
Brewers yeast possesses all of these nutrients condensed in a natural form, with a flavor enjoyable to pets (dogs especially), and also easily digestible. It is, most importantly, cheap and cost effective, so can be used on a daily basis for a long time as supplement and to manage chronic veterinary ailments without side effects.
It not only cures ailments, but also works to improve the general wellbeing and health of the pet, at the cost of almost nothing compared to the more conventional and other expensive vet remedies.
Brewers yeast finds application for the following;
Flea and Tick repellant: A teaspoon of brewers yeast or one tablet per day is a good, if not the best, home remedy for protecting pets against parasites such as, fleas, ticks, mosquitos and flies.
Although the mechanism of action is not so fully scientifically understood, one theory states that, brewers yeast impacts an odor onto the pets, which has the ability to repel pests. Another theory proposes that, brewers yeast can make the blood taste unusual to parasites, driving them away.
- Improvement of dog’s coat and shine: Daily intake of the brewers yeast tablet by dogs has been seen to make coats shinier and healthier, with less shedding. Problems such as dry skin and itching are quickly resolved by the administration of brewers yeast to dogs. This has been ascribed to the antioxidant contents of brewers yeast and some other nutrients, which help nourish and protect the skin.
- Stress relief: Separation anxiety and other stress related problems of dogs are also successfully managed by the daily or weekly provision of brewers yeast to pets. A dog under stress uses up the vitamin Bs quickly because they aid the nerve functions, so which other substance is best for stress management in pets, if not the vitamin B filled brewers yeast?
- Digestive health: Brewers yeast is a prebiotic and supplement that promotes the growth of the intestinal beneficial microorganisms. It can therefore be used to improve the digestive environment to help avert and cure ailments such as stomach upsets, diarrhea and constipation. It has been found to also improve the absorption of nutrients from diets.
Brewers Yeast and Aged Garlic
This combination is generally popular in a lot of commercially available pet supplements. Garlic, like brewers yeast, is rich in antioxidants and has the ability to boost the immune system, although when consumed in large doses can be toxic. Combination of garlic with yeast however ensures that not so much of garlic is needed, as to cause toxic effects.
Fed up with giving up of fortunes for the treatment and management of ailments to your pets?
The brewers yeast can serve as a prophylaxis for the prevention of many ailments and has so many added advantages, which could all be exploited, by admixing brewers into the pets weekly supplement regimen, with or without the presence of ailments. A teaspoon or tablet of the yeast once or twice weekly can serve a very vital role in the healthy upkeep of pets.
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