Brewer’s Yeast and Garlic Pills: Three Birds With One Stone

June 26th, 2006 by Micah

No dog owner should be without Brewer’s Yeast. They are a low cost healthy treat that you dog will probably love and they have plenty of benefits.

Originally, I bought brewers yeast as an alternative flea control for my dog. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work on ticks (so we still use Frontline). But I still give my dog four brewer’s yeast pills per day. Why is that, you ask?

Well, for one our dog loves them and eagerly awaits each one as a treat. This gives us a great opportunity to train our puppy (she’s only eight months old). With the first brewer’s yeast tablet, we ask our dog to sit. Then, with the second pill, we ask her to sit and stay. She’s still learning stay, so sometimes she has a hard time resisting the temptation of her treat. But we let her have the time to get back into a sit position, and give her the second pill. Then, we ask her to sit and stay, but this time we move back and back and add time to the stay. If she moves, we make her start all over. Eventually she gets it. Then, for the last one, we just do a normal sit again.

So the pills work as treats and as great tools for training. But they also have the benefit of being great for your dog’s coat. Brewer’s yeast actually has nutrients that make your dog’s coat shinier and more luxurious. Not bad, huh?

Ok. So the first stone was Brewer’s Yeast and Garlic tablets for flea control. This only work, though, if your dog never goes outside, because they don’t help against ticks. If your dog is indoor only, though, you’ve got it made. The second stone was “affordable treat” and “multiple training moments.” The third stone was “shinier coat.”

Oh, and if you have cats, they’ll probably love Brewer’s yeast too and since many cats are indoor only, it can be your all in one natural flea control method. Plus, it helps prevent skin irritation and bare-skin licking!

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