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    Has anyone given their dog kombucha scoby's?
    I always have more than I need and have read some people dehydrate them and give them to their dog for a chew.
    Kombucha tea is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Although it's sometimes referred to as kombucha mushroom tea, kombucha is not a mushroom — it's a colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha tea is made by adding the colony to sugar and tea, and allowing the mix to ferment. The resulting liquid contains vinegar, B vitamins and a number of other chemical compounds
    There are few reports of side effects unless over consumed.

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    ive seen what my dogs get their faces into in the bush, full of bacteria. I doubt this would do any harm, but why bother? Its not part of natural food group for dogs.
    If it dont itch, dont scratch it. Its a waste product, keep breathing deeply as you throw it in the bin, or down yer neck oyster stylie.

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    There you are 'farrview' - a sideline business for you making dog treats !

    I don't see anything wrong at all with this - BUT - as with everything - moderation is the key !

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    Hi Farrview

    My ancient cousin was getting into this stuff - she lived to 90 something so it must not be too dreadful.

    But I've never heard of anyone wanting to give it to their dogs. The sugar wouldn't be good for starters.

    Personally - not my thing. I rank it right there with homeopathy.

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    Thanks Bernie, I have no problem putting them in the compost bin.
    The sugar is consumed by the bacteria. I think the compost will continue to get the scobys for the time being.
    Probably not fair to rank it with homeopathy, kombucha is an ancient drink just not common in our culture. It is by no means a new thing.

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    Maybe try some of these for dog treats ?

    https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sour...scoby+for+dogs

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    agreed that K - tea is new to our culture and maybe ancient but that doesn't make it proven healthy (or unhealthy).

    The stuff I tried was very sweet. Much sweeter than I drink my tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    agreed that K - tea is new to our culture and maybe ancient but that doesn't make it proven healthy (or unhealthy).

    The stuff I tried was very sweet. Much sweeter than I drink my tea.
    Then it was not left to brew long enough. Mine is nearly but not quite vinegar..lol It is meant to be tart. Oh well each to her own.

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    before this thread dies, can someone post a link to this god awful looking stuff, and the benefits of eating what appears to be inedible product to me? IM such a philistine, i had to look it up. What i saw very much resembled every mug ive ever retrieved from a teenagers window cill.

    And you eat that? mould? What's it for?

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    You don't eat the scoby just the tea.
    Kombucha: Is it really good for you?

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