Alternative Medicine for Pets/fleas


How much brewers yeast should I give to a 10 pound chihuahua per day to control/repeal fleas? Can nutritional yeast be substituted?

Hello Shirley,

Because another factor of brewers yeast is that it increases the appetite for use in under-weight dogs, I would recommend using 250 milligrams of the B vitamin Thiamine instead of yeast. Repel factor is excellent and without the possible negative side effects of yeast. There is also a product called "Bug Off Garlic" that is excellent.

By the way, 500 ml per day of Thiamine for humans will act as a wonderful mosquito repellant.

Hope this helps,

PS: My book, Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet" covers natural flea control quite thoroughly. You can get a FREE PDF copy by submitting the form pop up on my site: .
Also, while you are there, read about Critter Oil and its many uses for natural flea control.

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I can answer questions concerning pet allergies, natural flea control, breeding and dog breeds, puppy training, pets and stress, and pretty much any dog related question.


I have been a Holistic Pet Care Consultant for over 20 years. My specialties are nutrition and flea, skin and coat problems but I have experience with other health issues as well. I have been studying canine nutrition for over 20 years as well and have a broad knowledge base there including breed specific information. I am the author of The Healthy Pet Handbook and Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet as well as many other pet related articles; and have hosted radio talk shows on natural pet care. I conduct seminars on natural pet care, relationship training and the spiritual, energetic relationship between people and companion animals. I trained my first dog in 7th grade, bread my first litter in 12th grade and began showing at age 20 (I'm now 60). I have studied dogs all of my life and I have a degree in Psychology with minors in Ecology and Animal Behavior from Utah State University. I am a graduate of The New York School of Dog Grooming (1972) and Orchard Kennels School of Training (can't remember the year). I am the founder and owner of Naturals For Animals in St Petersburg, FL and the developer of Critter Oil and other natural products and Pet Energy Therapy, a pet assisted therapy for people. I look forward to answering your questions and feel free to read the articles on my site,

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