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Can Dogs Eat Nutritional Yeast?

Nutritional yeast is a rich source of nutrients and fiber. It's not the same as baking yeast and offers health benefits for dogs.


Nutritional yeast, a deactivated yeast (saccharomyces cerevisiae), provides health benefits and a great taste for dogs. Brewer’s yeast powder is often used as a supplement to offer essential nutrients and antioxidants.

Can Dogs Eat Nutritional Yeast?

Brewer’s yeast contains antioxidants, B complex vitamins, and nutrients beneficial for dogs. Nutritional Yeast Flakes (per 2-tablespoon serving): Calories - 45.0, Protein - 8.0g, Sugars - 1.0g, Total Carbohydrates - 5.0g, Total Fat - 0.5g, Dietary Fiber - 4.0g

Nutritional Value For Dogs

Supports dog's diet, essential nutrients without causing health issues from yeast or fungi. Benefits: Complete protein for tissue repair, antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress, provides energy, lowers cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and prevents skin diseases.

Health Benefits

Safe if bought from reputable sources; potential gastrointestinal issues and weight gain in large quantities; rare allergic reactions in some dogs.

Side Effects 

Instructions: Start with small amounts (consult vet first), 1/2 tsp per day initially, considering the dog's size and dietary needs.

Feeding Guidelines

Use pet-friendly nutritional yeast for dog treats. Avoid baking yeast. It can be sprinkled on food, pasta, soups, and used to create cheesy sauces.

Nutritional Yeast in Recipes

Dogs can safely consume nutritional yeast within appropriate limits, considering their dietary requirements and weight. Always consult your vet before introducing any new supplement.


Explore the safety of nutritional yeast for your furry friend! Consult a vet before adding it to your dog's diet for a healthy choice.