Garlic for Dogs: Home Remedies and Safety Issues

Modified on Dec 09, 2022

Garlic as a natural remedy for dogs is at once very successful and very controversial for pet owners. Garlic for dogs as well as for human health is an excellent antibiotic and immune booster. It can stop and prevent infections, has been known to ward off fleas and ticks, and can be used for a variety of infectious skin ailments.

Caution: However, many dog owners and some vets advise against the use of garlic, as it may create toxic metabolites and/or cause certain serious allergic reactions.

Natural Pet Remedies: While nothing has been conclusively proven one way or another on the use of garlic as a home remedy for dogs, cautious and limited use seems best. Long-term use seems the most likely reason garlic may sometimes be unhealthy for dogs. Though in some dogs no ill-effects may ever be seen, and in other dog breeds no use of garlic may be entirely safe. Use caution, but don't disregard the potential of this effective natural cure for dog ailments.

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