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anyone give "brewer's yeast" supplements to their cats?

post #1 of 13
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I was recommended this by the owner of Pet Valu today (he is a retired vet) for my 5 month old kitten who has a fractured bone in her leg. He said it will help her now and also later. Just wondering if anyone else uses this? Or if there's any thing I should know about it.
post #2 of 13
I take brewers yeast myself. It is a yeast that is grown on sugar beets. It is naturally full of vitmains and minerals. A lot of different higher quality pet foods have brewwers yeast in the ingrediants so you migght want to check the labels to see if your cat is already getting it in the food. if not there is no harm in supplimenting a little. You can get powder from the health food store and sprinkle a little on the food or buy the tablets sold for pets.
post #3 of 13
I did read somewhere recently that they are finding out brewer's yeast is bad for cats. It came in my email from a cat group- let me see if I can find the link
post #4 of 13
Humm I havent personally given it as a supplement but I know someone who gave it to her cat.. my cats food has it in it
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by hissy
I did read somewhere recently that they are finding out brewer's yeast is bad for cats. It came in my email from a cat group- let me see if I can find the link
I'm with Hissy on this one...Brewers Yeast is not good for cats.

Spotz
post #6 of 13
Hissy, I hope you can find it, I didn't find anything on a quick google, and except for not wanting to give brewers yeast with garlic, as many of them have, I wasn't aware it could be harmful to cats
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Hissy, I hope you can find it, I didn't find anything on a quick google, and except for not wanting to give brewers yeast with garlic, as many of them have, I wasn't aware it could be harmful to cats
It's not so much that it's harmful, but rather that a cats digestive system cannot really extract much from the product. It has very little benefit to the cat, essentially it's just a filler. Dogs see a much higher benefit from a brewers yeast supplement.

Spotz
post #8 of 13
I haven't been able to find it yet- totally exhausted and crawling into bed. I will look tomorrow for it-
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by hissy
I haven't been able to find it yet- totally exhausted and crawling into bed. I will look tomorrow for it-
Oh hissy, you know I just meant "I'm interested" I didn't mean for you to take a lot of time tonight. Hope Kenai had an okay day, will be checking often as I can for updates tomorrow.
post #10 of 13
Pat, I didn't mean anything by my comment. I was just letting people know I would look for it tomorrow after I get back from the vet. I almost made it to bed-
post #11 of 13
I am curious to bump this up in the forum. My vet recommended Brewer's Yeast tonight for my guy's coat. Max & Abbey tend to have fairly bad dandruff. The vet said it can help with the dandruff, shedding, and makes their coats soft. She gives it to her own pets. Had anyone found anything specifically contradictory?
post #12 of 13

Food to NEVER give your Cat... Yeast dough is one and it explains why here.
BTW... This link is from WebMd.com which is ran by Doctors.

http://pets.webmd.com/cats/ss/slideshow-foods-your-cat-should-never-eat
 

 

Here is also a link for Food to NEVER give your Dog.
 

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/ss/slideshow-foods-your-dog-should-never-eat

post #13 of 13

Luv4Muzik,

Brewers yeast is not the same as yeast used for baking.

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