Garlic for Dogs: Home Remedies and Safety Issues

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Posted by Big Lou (Durban, South Africa) on 01/16/2012
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My vet has always advised me to give my dogs garlic, but after losing my beloved Natouk (White Timber Wolf/Malamute) to Lymphatic cancer (and spending a small fortune on Chemo). After been given the bare fact by a highly qualified Oncologist I realized I killed my Natouk by slowly poisoning it with garlic. It did not happen overnight, it took years as garlick kills like diabetes, slowly. Don't be fooled, it's too late for Natouk, but I can save my other dogs!!!

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Posted by Kristen (Guess, British Columbia, Canada) on 07/12/2011
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Teenage girl here saying that I would never feed my dog garlic.
Some dogs may have built up better immune systems and just an ability to eat generally anything but all dogs are different and I'd never do anything so risky and because I haven't and I haven't let my parents do that either I would completely disagree with feeding your pets garlic.

Reasons, garlic = thiosulphate = hemolytic anemia = liver damage, vomiting, diarrhea

My dog being feed things I tell my parents not to, but then they do, and then comes vomit and diarrhea and stinky farts and they come ask me whats wrong and I ask them what they've feed her.

I wouldn't trust too many other doctors and vets "looking out only for the care of their patients". It seems that nowadays more and more people of these people were taught how not to get sued and keep their customers, little loopholes, law and logic flaws. Not everyone but alot more have just been thinking just about business. I wanted to be a vet to help other people and their animals. To be part of a community, to be there for those who were in need. BESIDES, I wouldnt suggest such things so vaguely. Other owners may have different values of what "alot" or "frequent" or "often" or "large quantities" Would you cook it? Would you prepare it in any way? How cooked? Boiled, fried, baked, raw?

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Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Usa) on 06/18/2011
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I didn't even have to read this whole message of a seasoned garlic salt. That in itself is only a substitute, it has all artificial seasonings as well as salt that can an will do serious harm to an animal, unless it's very small amounts of sea-salt. It's always best to do your(our)foot work before giving any animal what we eat, thats why we are always in the drs. office feeling like we have fallen apart. I did many web searches before I found this site; I do my very best to keep my animals safe & well. Good luck