My golden retriever, Chester currently has a recurring malassezia (yeast) infections. His armpits and private areas are infected with yeast and no amount of Malaseb bath could cure the problem. Upon learning that acidophilus (the good bacteria) in yogurt could/may fight against malassezia, I resorted to buying human yogurt for him. I buy him the no-sugar plain variety but unfortunately they do contain addictive which are plant and synthetic origin. Note to self: Must look for natural yogurt without addictive.
Surprisingly, Chester loves yogurt while I hated it (the plain variety) – thought I can share with him ma. To give him just plain yogurt is boring so I thought I’ll add something good like broccoli and garlic. I’ve been giving him yogurt daily for over a month and his malassezia is still there. Guess it doesn’t work but I’ll continue to feed him yogurt since he likes it a lot. If your dog is lactose intolerant, please do not feed yogurt as they are made from milk.
Ideas: Here are a couple of other variations which you can add to the yogurt:
Broccoli & Garlic Puree With Yogurt For Dogs
a handful of broccoli, chopped
1 small clove garlic, chopped
6 heap tablespoons natural plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon honey
Note: Garlic is toxic in large quantity, but in small quantity it’s good for your dog
1. Steam broccoli and garlic for about 8-10 minutes.
2. Blend the steamed broccoli and garlic. If you think it’s too dry, you can add some water.
3. Add yogurt and honey to the puree and mix well. Give it to your dog as treat. Leftovers can be refrigerate up to 3-5 days.
Variations: dog biscuits, banana, cucumber, green apple, peanut butter, steamed pumpkin
What other variation do you think your dog will love? Share with me.
Hope your dog likes it. 🙂