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1986 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Owner and founder of the BloorMill Veterinary Hospital in Etobicoke (border of Toronto and Mississauga). www.BloorMillVet.ca

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Internet Myth #16: Giving your dog or cat Garlic and/or Brewers Yeast is a great natural method of flea control.

Unfortunately, not only is this inaccurate but in the case of Garlic it can actually be harmful. A scientific study was done using Brewers Yeast and submitted for publication in a very reputable Veterinary Journal... the link is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6885593. The results of the study showed that there was no benefit to using Brewers Yeast to contr...ol fleas. Interestingly, it should also be noted that some of the growth medium used to actually grow Fleas in a laboratory setting contains Brewers Yeast.

Garlic not only has no proven efficacy against Fleas but can actually be Toxic. Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine (a World respected Veterinary Teaching facility) released an article on just this topic and can be found here... http://csuvets.colostate.edu/…/Natural%20Approaches%20for%2…


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