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Old 12-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't understand why it is okay to give our fluffs plain yogurt and not, let's say, strawberry yogurt. We give them fruit to eat so why not give it to them together?

I'm trying to give Ollie only bottled water for a couple weeks to see if it helps his eye stains. Also going back to grain-free Acana and praying he likes it. The acana he is on now only has one grain, Oats, and wondering if that is what is causing the stains.

I'm about convinced that the reason he starts scratching and biting himself is because of a random flea. Almost everytime he goes over to my daughters he starts scratching and biting. I know they use flea stuff on their dog, but not sure if it is done every month or colder months.
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The reason people suggest plain over favored is because the sugar substitute they use in flavored yogurt can be the same used in sugar-free gum, which is toxic to fluffs


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Thank you Ashley. I didn't realize plain yogurt wasn't sweetened.
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You just have to check in the ingredients for xylitol. I think as long as that isn't in it, then you should be fine, but other members may know things I don't


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There is a lot of sugar in the fruit flavored yogurts so plain is best. I only give Zoe plain for that reason....even for myself.
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Unless its marked sugar free it shouldn't have artificial sweetener. But check the label. Plain yogurt is a bit tart, ever tried it yourself? It needs help!
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You can always add fruit to plain yogurt!


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Unless its marked sugar free it shouldn't have artificial sweetener. But check the label. Plain yogurt is a bit tart, ever tried it yourself? It needs help!
It is tart. I put some fresh blueberries and a few pieces of banana in it. Otherwise I couldn't eat it plain. Zoe doesn't mind it plain.
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I like plain yogurt. I like the tartness. But sometimes I mix a spoonful of home-made jam with it. I find most of the fruit yogurts have way to much very sweet syrupy fruit. My dogs and my bird like it plain just fine. I do prefer the low fat or full fat, which is less tart than non fat.

Now, just in case...just in case...you don't know this, Donna, you need to make sure that it is a brand that contains live cultures. Many popular brands are pasteurized after they are cultured and don't have the pro-biotics we want in yogurt.

Oh yes, I wanted to mention that I am making headway against the tear stains since I started cleaning MiMi's eyes with eyewash that contains boric acid. I also wipe her face with it. The staining that was there already is much lighter. I do it every single day.
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Sylvia, what brand of eyewash do you use....I would think the boric acid would burn their eyes. Also, I always check to make sure the yogurt has live cultures. I eat the greek yogurt....strawberry or pinneaple are my favorite!
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