VegeYeast is 100 times more acid than other yeasts such as brewers or nutritional and is 35% lower in magnesium. The extra acidity is valuable for both dogs and cats, and the lower magnesium content helps prevent urinary problems with cats.
VegeYeast helps make the transition to the vegetarian diet that much easier since both dogs and cats love the flavor that it adds to their food.
Many people find that their companion animals are less prone to fleas with the regular addition of yeast in their animals’ food. There have been a couple of scientific trials to test that hypothesis but they lasted just two to five weeks duration, not the months that it takes to gradually build up immunity.
Vegepet recipes require about 1 pound (454 grams) of yeast per month for a 10 pound (4.5 kg) cat or a 44 pound (20 kg) dog.
Our yeast is made from a one-celled fungus called saccharomyces cerevisiae. The Dutch have been cultivating this strain since at least 1780.