Brewers Yeast and wax in the ears

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  1. JR0579

    JR0579 German Shepherds Rock

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    Anyone knows about brewers yeast causing wax build up in the ear ?
    Any info. and / or links to info. would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    Dogs can suffer from allergies to Brewers Yeast. I don't know if your using it as flea control or not...but, I would take your dog off it for a few months to see if it clears up.

    If the ears don't clear up (of course clean them to help them clear up - I use steeped green tea, diluted and room temp to clean my dogs ears)

    You could always dust diamateous earth on your dog for flea control...and around your yard.
     
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    unless an individual dog is sensitive or allergic to nutritional/brewer's yeast, there shouldn't be an issue at all. i include it as one of the supplements i rotate and never observed any ear gunk buildup.

    if any particular kind of food causes gunk in the ears, it doesn't agree with the individual and should be avoided.
     
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    JR0579 German Shepherds Rock

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    Thanks sooooo much :)
     
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    It's weird.... When I took on Chip at 4 years old, I was told that he had major ears issues and she supplied me with all his meds. I've NEVER had a problem with his ears ! Why ???? I even bought special things to dry his ear when swimming this summer... nothing !!!
     
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    I don't know if it's something shepherds are prone to, (maybe someone else does) BUT when Hammie was younger he sure had alot of wax!! I clean his ears routinely, and just recently noticed they are now 'normal' and not sooo gunky. (he's now just over 2 yrs.) I've also heard people say shepherds are prone to ear infection.....I don't know if that's true, either. Ham had a bad ear infection at 7 mos., but since I've been constant with the cleaning...no problems. does Roy have alot of wax?? I just am curious....maybe it was just Ham. :)
     
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    Hi Debi,

    Roy was on Iams Smart Puppy since 8 weeks of age until he was 6 months old. For that period he had an unbelievable amount of wax especially in his left ear. I had to clean his ears about 2-3 times / week. Since I took him off Iams , that was about 3 months ago, wax magically just vanished. Poof ... gone. I haven't seen any wax since. I just clean his ears once every 2 weeks or so. I guess it was something in Iams. The reason for my main post is that I have him now on Natural Blend, from Royal Canin and I have noticed very little wax start to re-appear. It's not anything major not even close to what it used to be with Iams but I am keeping an eye on it anyway.
     

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