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    Question Yogurt??

    What brand/type of yogurt does everyone use for their bullies? What age did you start giving it, and how much/how often?? What are the health benefits of using it?

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    Hi Carrie and Stella, I live in Canada, so I'm not familiar with all the brands of yogurt sold in the States, but I'm sure we have many of the same brands as you. It doesn't matter what brand of yogurt you buy, as long as its plain unsweetened yogurt. We usually buy our yogurt at Costco, we buy Libertie yogurt, and it comes in a two pack, but I have also used Biobest plain unsweetened yogurt. Some people use plain Greek yogurt as well, and some people like to use Kefir. We started adding yogurt to their kibble when they were about 6 months old, we put 1 Tbsp of yogurt on their morning kibble everyday. The benefits of adding yogurt to your dogs kibble is for the probiotics, it adds good bacteria to the gut, and therefore boosts the immune system, which is especially good for EB's because they can have allergies, and skin problems, so this can help with those issues. It is also beneficial for digestion. We also add apple cider vinegar to their drinking water everyday, we put 1 Tbsp. of pure organic ACV in the water, there are a lot of benefits to ACV, such as it kills the bad bacteria in your body, so boosts the immune system, it helps with bad breath, balances the Ph levels in the body, and it is a natural anti inflammatory. You can buy ACV at a health food store such as GNC, or Nutrition House, or at any Health Food Grocery store. I hope this helps.


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    By Singing The Praises Of Apple Cider Vinegar on Jul 6, 2008 in Dr.Jeannie, Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Breeders Corner, Dog Heart Health, Dog Nutrition, Doggone Home & Garden Stuff


    Apple Cider Vinegar


    Apple cider is known around the world as Mother Nature’s miracle medicine, a powerful weapon in the war against aging and disease that is more effective than many high-priced prescription drugs. When God created this fruit He designed it be a food and a medicine!
    Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is golden liquid concentrated with the healthy goodness of apples. It contains more than 30 important nutrients, 12 minerals, over 6 vitamins, essential acids and several enzymes. Moreover, it has a large dose of pectin for a healthy heart, and thus, healthy as a whole.
    Many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and substances are available in ACV to improve the health of your dog. ACV can provide them with enzymes and important minerals, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, chlorine,
    phosphorus, iron, silicon and other trace minerals. The vitamins contained in ACV are bioflavonoids (vitamin P), beta-carotene (precursor to vitamin A), vitamin C, E, B1, B2, and B6. Tannins from the crushed cell walls of fresh apples as well as malic acid, tartaric acid, propionic acid, acetic acid and pectin (fiber) are also contained in ACV.
    ACV is cheap, easy to use and it really benefits our health in numerous ways. ACV can benefit both people and their pets. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal and gives the immune system a good boost. As a high potassium electrolyte balancer, it remineralizes the body and helps normalizethe blood’s alkaline acid balance.ACV is the natural king of skin remedies. It is wonderful for itching and scratching pets as well as a superb skin and hair conditioner. Good old apple cider vinegar either straight or diluted 50/50 with water can be applied directly to the affected area and allowed to dry. It will kill bacteria on hot spots, eliminate dandruff, rejuvenate hair, skin and help sweeten and balance the pH levels in the body. When giving your dpg a bath, shampoo, rinse, then apply ACV either straight or diluted, followed by rinsing with water. Notice, any residue shampoo will be washed out and you will feel and see an increased softness and sheen to the coat.
    Apple cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. By breaking down these substances it improves the health and function of the vital organs, such as the kidneys, bladder and liver, by preventing excessively alkaline urine. Put a tablespoon of ACV in your dog’s drinking water every day and you will no longer have those brown spots in your lawn from the dog’s urine.


    This powerful potion also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination, all the while neutralizing any toxic substances that enter the body. Cider vinegar has been found to ..neutralize any harmful bacteria that may be found in certain foods. While dogs and cats do not have to worry too much about the bacteria in raw meat, if YOU are in doubt, you can pour a little Apple Cider Vinegar over thier raw meal.
    Cider vinegar can also be beneficial for symptoms such as tooth decay and splitting of your dog’s toenails, which can be symptoms of potassium deficiency. Potassium is essential for the replacement of worn-out tissues within the body. This mineral is also important to soft tissue repair, as calcium is to the bones and teeth which makes it a wonderful supplement for senior dogs.
    Tests have proven that when potassium, in the form of cider vinegar is fed to livestock their appearance improves and their stamina increases.
    Cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, as a supplement added to your pet’s daily water supply (or poured over the food) or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat allergies, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, kidney stones, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, and stiff joints.
    The supplementation of ACV has been known to naturally remove red tear stains from the inside out. It is also used by many to prevent fleas when used in a rinse for the dog’s coat.
    Recently, Dr. Louis Ducarre of Geneva, Switzerland, author of the fairly new book,Natural Cures, Natural Life states that when mixed with honey, apple cider becomes potent enough to cure cancer, heart disease and other deadly ailments .
    Natural apple cider vinegar is found in health food stores. It should be a rich amber color with the “mother” quite visible as sentiment on the bottom. The strength of vinegar is important. All varieties of vinegar contain about 4 to 7 percent acetic acid, with 5 percent being the most common amount. Acetic acid is what gives vinegar its tart and sour taste.
    There is nothing beneficial about commercial distilled vinegars except for pickling, cleaning and disinfection —they have no health value!
    Bragg, Paul and Linda, N.D., Ph.D., “Apple Cider Vinegar, Miracle Health System”, Published Health Science, Santa Barbara, California
    Jarvis, D.C, M.D., D.C. “Folk Medicine”, and“Arthritis and Folk Medicine”, Published Fawcett Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut
    Puotinen, C.J., “The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care” Published Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, Connecticut


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    Hi Monica, I just read your post on the benefits of Yogurt and I really appreciate all the detail you put into it. The article on apple cider vinegar was very informative as well. I knew apple cider vinegar had many health properties, though I didn't realize how many. I like to use Bragg unfiltered apple cider vinegar though I didn't know that you could put a little bit in the dogs drinking water to prevent those brown spots in the grass from their urine. I give my 2 bully boys "Mountain High" plain yogurt, and they really love it. Sometimes when my husband is eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream, he lets our bullies lick the bowl, so I usually put a little plain yogurt in their bowls and since it is a similar consistency and white colored, they "think" they're having ice cream !

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    Hi Monica, I just read your post on the benefits of Yogurt and I really appreciate all the detail you put into it. The article on apple cider vinegar was very informative as well. I knew apple cider vinegar had many health properties, though I didn't realize how many. I like to use Bragg unfiltered apple cider vinegar though I didn't know that you could put a little bit in the dogs drinking water to prevent those brown spots in the grass from their urine. I give my 2 bully boys "Mountain High" plain yogurt, and they really love it. Sometimes when my husband is eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream, he lets our bullies lick the bowl, so I usually put a little plain yogurt in their bowls and since it is a similar consistency and white colored, they "think" they're having ice cream !


    Your welcome, and all these benefits are good for us humans as well. I also use Braggs ACV, I buy it from Nutrition House. I make a drink everyday for myself, I use warm water, 2 Tbsp of ACV, a little bit of honey, and the juice of half a squished lemon, and I stir it all up, and drink it. The honey makes it a little easier to drink because the ACV and the lemon are so sour, and acidic.
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    I use Fat Free Greek Yogurt, it has 3x the probiotics. Vegas gets 1 heaping tablespoon every night for his bedtime snack.

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    We use Kefir and plain yogurt. Harlea loves the stuff. She gets a bit of Kefir in the morning and a yogurt cube at night.
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    I give Ruthie any kind of yogurt as long as it's plain or vanilla. She really likes the greek yogurt though.

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    I give my doggies the Greek Fat Free Plain yogurt... I put a tablespoon on their kibble every morning!!! They love it...

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    My crew get Kefir. I make my own, it costs me less than 5 bucks a month to make and everyone in the house drinks it. We love it in smoothies! The dogs get 1 tbs twice a day.
    The probiotic breakdown between it and yogurt looks like this...

    1) Milk Kefir -- 2.6 Billion Colony Forming Units per milliliter (CFU/ml);
    2) Water Kefir -- 1.2 Billion CFU/ml;
    3) Greek Yogurt -- 60 Million CFU/gram (note for water, 1 milliliter = 1 gram);
    4) Cabbage Sauerkraut -- 5.3 Million CFU/gram; and,
    5) Store-bought yogurt -- 1.1 Million CFU/gram.




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    I give Brie Greek 0% fat yogurt w her breakfast. I also ave been adding a capful of Braggs acv in the water and have been for months but it hasn't prevented her urine browning the grass. I was hoping it would work!

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