Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The Benefits of Nutritional Yeast
Parmesan cheese or wheat germ can be used as a similar substitute but doesn't really match nutritional yeast.
Also, you should note that Brewers Yeast can be harmful to dogs in large doses. At least that's what I've been reading and may be a leading cause of chronic ear infections.
The Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Dr. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble recommend you add this to each meal. Recommended dosage is 1 tsp to each meal.
2 cups nutritional yeast
1 cup lecithin granules
¼ cup kelp powder
¼ cup bonemeal
1,000 mg vitamin C (ground)
Mix together and keep refrigerated.
As there is a controversy about the uses of bonemeal and toxic lead amounts in this product, a good alternative and the alternative I use is ground egg shells. Egg shells are approximately 95% calcium without the major effects of phosphorous as found in bonemeal.
As always, please seek professional guidance or do your homework before changing your pet's diet. Their lives depend on you!