Broccoli & Garlic Puree With Yogurt For Dogs + More Variations

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.

Broccoli & Garlic Puree With Yogurt For Dogs
My dog’s fav!

Let’s cook.

Blended Broccoli & Garlic
Steam the chopped broccoli and garlic for about 8 to 10 minutes. Once cool down a bit, blend them until become a puree. Add some water if it’s difficult to blend.

Add Yogurt
Add honey and yogurt and mix until combine.

Broccoli & Garlic Puree With Yogurt For Dogs
Broccoli and garlic puree with yogurt. These can be made into 3 servings for my dog size. The leftovers can be keep in the fridge for about 3-5 days.

Ideas: Here are a couple of other variations which you can add to the yogurt:

Banana+yogurt for this old gentleman.

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Today I gave Chester yogurt with sliced apple. Yummy.

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Yogurt+cucumber for this old man today.

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Yummy treats for Chester. 4 dollops of yogurt + 1 crushed dog biscuit.

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Broccoli & Garlic Puree With Yogurt For Dogs
3 servings

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. 🙂

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  • Reply Dawn August 4, 2015 at 3:29 am

    I give Chase Fage plain yogurt and he likes it, so I didn’t bother to add anything in it.

    Did you try giving Chester some coconut oil? I put a tsp of it for Chase to aid in digestion, skin and among other benefits 🙂 Maybe coconut oil might help with his infection.

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 4, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Dawn, I don’t where to start with coconut oil. Did you get human coconut oil or dog’s coconut oil? You add the coconut oil into his food?

      • Reply Dawn August 7, 2015 at 11:17 pm

        I used human’s organic raw coconut oil, add a tsp to Chase’s food. I tried giving him a tablespoon after a few weeks his stool were very very soft (hard to pick up) so I stuck with 1 tsp. Another thing I noticed after I changed his food to Royal Canine for Labs, his skin does not give out the “doggie” smell and not shed so much.

        I think whether it’s organic or extra virgin coconut oil, it’s still gives the same benefits.

        I used to treat Ranger’s yeast infection flare ups with diluted tea tree oil and also tried my best to eliminate process carbs (which will turn to sugar). Yeah I had to buy grain free food for him. Canidae pure sea salmon.

  • Reply Dawn August 7, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I remember my vet told me to mix a big tub of water with vinegar and water and put Ranger in either lay down or sit. If he sits down then have to keep pouring the diluted vinegar to his arm pits and down to his belly (whereever the body is not touching the solution). Aiyoh did it one time i gave up! so much work and he kept licking the solution. Later on the vet told me him licking the diluted vinegar water is good for his digestive system too.

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 8, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Hi Dawn, thanks for the advices. I’ll try with coconut oil first. If no improvement, then vinegar and water bath. Yup I feed him grain free too but usually grain free food contains potato, sweet potato or peas which are then process into sugar. So I dunno… hmm.

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