A friend of mine gave me a recipe for dog treats which called for Brewer’s Yeast. I had no idea what it was so I turned to my favorite search engine “Google” and found many interesting facts. Brewer’s Yeast is a nutritional supplement for dogs. It is a great source of B vitamins and biotin, with trace minerals such a zinc, proteins, and amino acids. Amino acids and vitamins can help make your dog’s skin healthier and their coat shinier.
Also, some holistic vets will recommend Brewer’s Yeast to help strengthen a dog’s immune system. My favorite benefit of Brewer’s Yeast is that it’s a natural remedy for dogs with fleas. It is thought to work against fleas because it contains sulfur compounds that make your dog less palatable to fleas. ALWAYS speak with your Veterinarian before trying Brewer’s Yeast or any other supplements. Some dogs are allergic to yeast!
Here’s the recipe, it did call for garlic powder but I removed it (as its generally not good to give dogs garlic).
- 2 cups of Flour
- ½ cup of Wheat Germ
- ½ cup of Brewer’s Yeast
- 1 teaspoon of Salt
- 3 tablespoons Oil
- 1 cup of Low Sodium Chicken Broth
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly add the oil to the dry ingredients, mix well, and stir in chicken broth when the mixture gets too dry. Roll dough onto floured surface to about ¼ inch thick. You can use a knife to cut in to squares or use your favorite cookie cutter. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool, place in storage container or bags.
~ Written by guest blogger and PURRfect Pet Companion pet sitter Jenn M. (featured in the photo)