Garlic for Dogs: Home Remedies and Safety Issues

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Posted by Melanie (Melbourne, Fl) on 08/17/2009

I have an 11-12 lb, almost 2 year old Shih Tzu and would like to give her fresh garlic for fleas. What would be the amount I should give her. 1 Clove sounds like a lot for such a small dog. Any recommendations? Thanks!

Replied by Kiki2007
Morehead, Ky, USA
08/20/2009

Could someone please list the amount of garlic recommended for the weight of the dog, ie 1 clove per x amount of weight. I have a Great Pyr at 120 pounds and a mixed shepard breed at 45 pounds. What would be correct amount and how often. Thanks!! I LOVE this site!!!

Replied by Gina
Las Vegas, Nv
03/12/2010

You say that you gave your dog Brewers Yeast tablets with Garlic?? Well that is where you went wrong because yeast isn't good for your dog.

Replied by Redpanda
New Hampshire
07/17/2017

I know that previous comment is an old one, but I need to say that it is completely incorrect. Brewer's Yeast is rich in Omega fatty acids, B vitamins and antioxidants. It improves health and the immune system and can help repel biting insects like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Limit it to a teaspoon or one tablet a day.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
07/18/2017

Hey Redpanda,

While Brewer's yeast has many healthful qualities, many believe that feeding yeast feeds existing yeast. So Brewer's yeast as an ingredient contributes to systemic yeast/feeding Brewer's yeast will only make it harder to resolve systemic yeast. Many in the holistic pet & holistic veterinary community feel this is so, so much so that a leading dog food and supplement manufacturer Solid Gold removed Brewer's yeast from their dietary supplement SeaMeal back in the '90's/'00's.


Posted by Eibbed (St Louis, MO) on 06/12/2009

I have two dogs. A Black Lab (115 lbs) and a Rhodesian Ridgeback Boxer (55 lbs). I have been reading about giving the dogs garlic protection from fleas, ticks and mosquitos. Can I give them garlic pills rather than garlic? They are very picky eaters and I know they won't like the garlic in their food. If I give them the pills, what would the dosage be? How often would I give them the pills? What would be the best pills to buy? I use the orderless garlic softgels (10mg, equivalent to 1000mg of fresh garlic. My friend gives her lab 300mg (1 X daily) Kyolic Garlic. Can I use these? I do not want to use Frontline or Advantage for the fleas and I have not heard a lot of good things regarding Heart Guard for heartworms. I try to stay away from all the chemicals I can for myself and would prefer to do the same for my dogs. (I also have a twenty pound cat, too, that showed up at my door one day. Can I give her garlic too?) So any advise anyone would have regarding garlic or anything else natural would be appreciated. Thank you!

Replied by Dee
Houston, Tx
08/23/2009
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I give my 95 lb. Golden Retriever a full teaspoon of minced garlic in his food every morning. I have only seen 1 tick on him that was not yet into his skin, but only crawling on his fur. I also do Frontline Plus for flea prevention, but in Houston, nothing ever dies. The vet says he is very healthy. I found him as a stray and back then he was coated with fleas and ticks. Not anymore, and I believe it's due to the garlic!

Replied by Diamond
Ma.
04/17/2015

Debbie/Ca. Any thing can become toxic if taken too often. I would never suggest any pet taking the (fake) garlic "Salt". Rry a small piece of fresh garlic every other day maybe a week(?). Then stop for a week or more. It takes time for our bodies as well as pets to digest any thing unfamiliar, and not so easily digested. But again I intend to proceed with caution very, very slowly.

Good Luck...

Replied by Michelle
Ma
05/28/2015

We discontinued the use of Frontline because it is toxic. We began adding a teaspoon of garlic oil to our dogs dinner. We haven't found a tick on her since. Prior to using garlic oil, and even when the dog had Frontline on her, we pulled ticks off of her regularly. My dog is in perfect health and has never had a negative reaction to the use of garlic oil.


Posted by Louis (Dallas, Tx) on 03/09/2009

Garlic Feeding Method: For the person asking how to administer garlic to her pet: my former wife found that unpleasant-tasting medications can be disguised in peanut butter. She wrapped the heart worm prevention capsule in peanut butter (this works great, assuming someone out there knows something I am not aware of relative to peanut butter and pets). Also, a woman I talked to recently says she feeds garlic pills to her three dogs once a month (she buys these pills at her nearby 99-cent store in 30-tablet bottles; however, I don't know the strength of these pills). Perhaps someone out there can tell us about how much and in what form?


Posted by Betsy (Colorado Springs, CO) on 02/13/2009

I have a question. I have a 50 lb Shepard mutt and a 25 lb Corgi. How much fresh garlic should I be giving them to keep them worm-free? Do I do it every day or a few days each month? What is the recommendation here?

Replied by Sid Davis
Springfield, Missouri, USA
02/14/2009

I have read on some of the veterinary sites on the internet that things like garlic and onions can actually kill a dog. The explanation is that dogs cannot deal with some of the chemicals in these and these chemicals will combine with the dogs red blood cells preventing them from carrying oxygen. I think they have the same problem with the oxalic acid in chocolate.

You might want to research this carefully before you give your dog garlic.

EC: Please read Lisa S. Newman's article for more information: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/garlic_for_dogs.html#ARTICLE

Replied by Alli
Roswell
05/17/2017
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My husband has been giving all of our dogs minced garlic in their food (1/4 tsp for the Chihuahuas and a full tsp for our lab mix) a few times a week for years. Our first dog that died did so due to old age at 14 years. Had her since a puppy. No fleas, no ticks and no intestinal worms and not one has ever tested positive for heart worms. Fresh uncooked garlic stay away from.


Posted by barb haven (WINDSOR, canada) on 12/01/2007
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I routinely use 1(med) clove of garlic in a 2 litre stewpot that yeilds 72 oz of dog food. consisting of 2 cups brown rice, 2-3 small potatoes, 3 carrots, 1 tbsp rosemary, 1 stalk celery, 1tbsp basil, 1/4 can chick peas, 1 med zucchini, or broccoli and two apples, I sometimes include 1/8 cup cottage cheese, to this I add' a ratio of 1/3 pureed mixture of either beef or chicken liver, chicken gizards and hearts. In additional after cooked I sprinkle in 2 tbsp of a 2:1 ratio of calcium/phosphorus supplement, which also includes proteins, fats,vitamins, minerals and advanced micro -nutrients. Am I overdoing it by adding the calcium vitamin supplement?

Replied by Rachael
Kansas
05/27/2015

I hate feeding my dog commercial brand dog food. Just like I hate feeding myself processed food. But I can't afford to buy either of us very much healthy food at the store. So this is a homemade dog food you make yourself? Can I ask what kind of dog you have, how old, if your dog really benefits from a diet like that, etc? How much do you feed daily? I want details! :) I was reading on how much garlic give a dog daily to prevent ticks and fleas and came across your comment... intrigued.


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Posted by Anon (NY, NY) on 08/29/2008
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I have been giving my dog one 1500 mg garlic oil capsule a day for over a month in hopes of curing her smelly/itchy ear problem. I have given her garlic in the past, so I already knew this would not hurt her. It hasn't seemed to help so far, but I can attest to the fact that GARLIC DOES NOT HURT DOGS.

Replied by Anon
NY, NY
01/10/2009

Just an update. I give my dog (probably weighs at least 90 lbs) one 1500 mg garlic oil capsule 2 x's a day in her food. Her ears don't seem to bother her as much, but not completly cleared up (she won't let anyone touch them to clean them.) The one thing that I HAVE noticed, is that when she burps in my face!!, it no longer gags me with the sewer gas smell. Now it kind of smells like mild salami. LOL

I must add that she likes to eat things....rocks, socks, paper towels, a whole straight popsicle stick, a thumbtack, coins...you get the picture....so I'm sure she had bacteria growing in her that I beleive the garlic has taken care of.

I have also added 2 1000 mg of fish oil capsules 2 x's a day. No more chewing raw spots on her back near her tail, and she has slimmed down, and her coat is shinier.


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Posted by Jamie (London) on 01/26/2017
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Garlic to control fleas and ticks in dogs.

Vets are misinformed. A dog or cat would have to eat vast amounts of garlic to lower their red blood cell count. If you are still unsure I would suggest rubbing garlic puree between the shoulder blades of your cat or dog - this will deter fleas as well as feeding garlic to your pets.


Posted by Ladyrichards (Fort White, Floria, United States) on 06/27/2011

Yes I just started giving garlic to my dogs because we have such a bad flea problem. We hav 5 dogs 4 German Sheperds and a coon hound and after trying all the money coasting things that dont work I have to try it. I was just wondering how long it should take to work? I am putting 1/2 tsp in food mornig and night of minced garlic and they really seem to like it. I even went as far as to have my yard sprayed and still the fleas are here just as bad, so Im hoping this will work for me. I plan on taking them off of it when flea season is over and then I will start them back right before it begins. I also wonder if anyone can tell me what to do for in my house in the carpet.

Thank you, Lady Richards

Replied by Maxie
Deckerville, Michigan--usa
10/12/2011

3 teasoons of mint oil in 14 oz of water to spray furiture, rugs and pets for fleas. I read this on the Internet, tried it and everything did smell better even the dog.

Good luck, Maxie

Replied by Cindy
Muscle Shoals, Al
10/31/2011

Maxie, I have heard about the Peppermint Oil but I have never tried it. I am having a problem with fleas on my little dog which he is a 20 lb Pomeranian/Sheltie mix. Not even Frontline is doing it's job this year.

I gave him a good brushing with his undercoat brush and put some of the mixture of Peppermint Oil you talked about. But I down sized it to 1 tespoon of Peppermint Oil with 4 1/2 oz Water to see if it would work first. I sprayed and rubbed it in his fur. Hopefully it will work. Is once a week good enough or do I need to do this more often?

Thanks, Cindy

Replied by Lynneepoo
Thousand Oaks, Calif
01/19/2012

When we lived in Hawaii, we used baking soda and brushed it into the carpets. Because it's such a fine powder, it gets into the flea's body and does something to them that kills them. Our vet on Maui told us to never use flea killers that go into or on your dog. You are putting poison on or in them! How can that be good for them? I have not used them on my dogs since then (1994) and so far, they have not died from cancer or other causes! He also told me about the baking soda.

We do have our exterior sprayed every 2 months by a pest control company and once a year or if needed more frequently, the interior. My dogs have not had flea's - we are rural with lots of rabbits and other wild visitors to the property that do carry the flea's in, but so far, no problem. And as for garlic - I do give them garlic - granulated! No problem but then it's not a daily thing either. Found out the hard way that avocado is deadly to a Cockatiel though! As one person said, check things out before giving to the pets! A policy I wish I had done for my bird's sake!

Replied by Karen
Elk City, Ok
02/07/2012

There is a product called Diatameceous Earth. It is totally natural and healthy. It will solve your flea problem. It is not the type used in swimming pools--it is the type uysed for livestock. Please google it and order some online. It is safe on carpet and in the yard and in the bedclothes of your pet--and it totally works. I have lived with flea infestation and this has completely saved my yard and pets and us humans!

Replied by Brenda
Calahan, Fl.
12/07/2012

there the websites too on garlic and how benefecial it is for dogs it also suppose to kill heartworms. I have 4 chiwawa, and I have given the garlic to them and they have goten more active also you can make a mixture of ground garlic and water and spray your yards in the sumer for fleas and ticks and they say it really works I am planing on trying it this summer

Replied by Ann
Bristol
08/05/2016

I give my dogs garlic. Not our garlic but Dene's garlic for dogs. Then you know you are not overdosing them. Every vet I have had has been told this and not one of them has told me not too. Would not recommend fresh garlic though as I said. Ann.

Replied by Helen
Michigan
09/17/2016

We used DE earth (food grade) on our cats and dog and we still have a problem with fleas, however, I made a mixture of DE earth, baking soda and sea salt (fine) sprinkled all over our bedroom floor because our animals like sleeping in the room no more door stays closed after doing this. Vacuumed after 8 hours haven't seen any fleas in room now we must still take care of the rest we use vet+best for all three kills in seconds on contact rub in fur and comb out the dead and wipe with wet cloth was told safe for them to lick if not all off.


Posted by Sally (Dallas, Tx) on 05/20/2010

I just started giving my dogs garlic six days ago for flea prevention. One of my dogs weighs about 100 lbs. so I gave him 4 teaspoons of Brewers Yeast with Garlic on Sat, then 2 cloves fresh garlic on Sunday, then on Monday and Tuesday back to the 4 teaspoons of Brewers Yeast and Wed. 2 cloves of fresh garlic with his morning food. By Wed. night he was starting to look ill to me and today - he is sick!! No energy, breathing hard, and crying a little. I am taking him to the vet tomorrow. What do you think - could it be the garlic? My other dog is doing great. (I am very worried!)

EC: Hi Sally,

Someone recently reported side effects from Brewer's Yeast on the flea page section: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/fleas2.html#BREWER'SYEAST_42214

Also, where did you get those high measurements for the brewer's yeast and the garlic?

Let us know what you find out at the vet.

 

Replied by Sally
Dallas, Tx
05/21/2010

Hi,

Thank you for the response.

I got the dose of 1 teaspoon per 25 pounds of Brewers Yeast powder off of the jar. It also said the amount could be doubled in the summer. (Which I did not do!)

The amount of raw garlic I got from this website: http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/garlic-for-dogs.html
Dr. Pitcairn (author of The Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats) recommends the following amount of fresh garlic for dogs, according to their size:

* 10 to 15 pounds - half a clove
* 20 to 40 pounds - 1 clove
* 45 to 70 pounds - 2 cloves
* 75 to 90 pounds - 2 and a half cloves
* 100 pounds and over - 3 cloves

Dr. Messonnier (author of The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs) recommends one clove of fresh garlic per 10 to 30 pounds of weight a day to boost the immune system and cancer prevention.

I feel so bad. I did not know the amounts were high!

I will see the vet in 1 hour. I will post again.

Thanks!!

Replied by Sally
Dallas, Tx
05/24/2010

I was very worried that I gave my dog too much garlic and hurt him, but my vet assures me that he does not show signs of garlic poisoning. He is doing much better, but still has high globulin- which is a concern. I will continue with the Brewers Yeast with garlic, but I'm going to stop with the raw garlic.

EC: Thanks for keeping us updated!

Replied by Ladykati
Fayetteville, Ar
09/13/2011

My 13 pound shih tzu/pomeranian mix just ate 2 cloves of garlic in his food. I had been giving him a little bit of garlic salt in his food every morning, but decided to give him a some real garlic today. This was about two hours ago and he seems to be just fine, but I was wondering if he ate too much? Should I take him to the vet or wait to see if he starts acting sick?

Replied by Xanadu1jw
Memphis, Tn
09/14/2011

Your dog will be fine but for a 13 pounder you don't need that much on a regular basis, probably a half clove chopped into food will be all that is needed. Two clove could be used on a temporary basis say if your dog has an infection of some kind or on a longer term basis if it is something like a severe heartworm infection. Onions now are different as they will give your dog anemia, never give it onion. Garlic though has been used with dogs for centuries with only benefit. It is very strong though and like many good things more doesn't necessarily mean better.

Replied by Jennifer
Burton, Michigan
10/18/2011
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I have to agree. I chop up 1 to 2 cloves for in each of my dogs food dishes, once a day. They are about 85 lbs each. My one dog has tumors, and before I started adding the garlic, was showing signs of arthritis. Now, at 15 years old, my baby is bouncing like a puppy. I have been feeding both my dogs garlic for about 5 years, and it has shown nothing but positive results!


Posted by Ben (Southern Pines, Nc) on 10/14/2009
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Garlic Oil: I give my 130lb shepherd/dane 3 tablets 2 times a day and when I ran out the fleas where horrible, he had sores and all. started back on the regimene and within 3 days a drastic improvement

Replied by Pj
Columbus, Texas
02/19/2012
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We give our dogs the Brewers Yeast and Garlic pills found at pet stores. They help with dandruff and give them wonderful coats and keep the fleas away. At first I crushed them and mixed them with food, but now I just drop the tablets in the food and they eat them right up. It has worked very well for our dogs and I'm not concerned at all about the garlic. I haven't found much that says it's bad, other than that link futher up in this thread, and it's science seemed way off.


Posted by Tommie (Phoenix, Arizona) on 06/09/2009

I just discovered that my 160 lb rottie/chow mix has ticks! I've always heard that garlic will keep them from getting worms, and it only makes sense, that ticks would not like the flavor, either. The products like Frontline, etc. are so expensive! I am going to start putting garlic powder in his food. I found that after he got neutered, and had to take pain pills, that if I put the pill inside a big dollop of peanut butter, I had no problem getting him to take the pills. I think I'll try it with fresh garlic, I cannot bare to live with gross ticks! I've had him for 6 years, and we have never had fleas or ticks, I think they must be coming from my new neighbor's dogs. I also bought some organic flea/tick dip, I'm going to give that a try, too. Has anyone had success with fresh garlic to keep ticks off their dog?

EC: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/ticks.html#GARLIC

Replied by Angie
Adelaide, South Australia
06/08/2011

I had a beautiful Samoyed dog for seven years from a pup. I routinely added finely chopped fresh garlic to her food with the objective of naturally preventing intestinal parasites and maintaining her good health. I fed her kangaroo mince, with added vitamin/mineral supplement, olive oil, grated veges & 1-2 cloves of fine chopped fresh garlic. I also fed her a premium dried food with no added artificial additives. She NEVER had fleas (something I attributed to the qualities of her thick double coat - but now think was the garlic) and I rarely treated her with chemical medicines for intestinal worms. Once in a while I would treat her, just to make sure. Sadly, I had to give her away when she was seven years old. Happily to a lovely home. The woman, who adopted my dog, took her for a vet check-up on the day she went to live with her. The vet could not get over how healthy my dog was.

I am not saying that everyone should feed their dogs garlic. I am not saying that everyone should not. The difference in how dogs physiologically react to garlic/onions may come down to individual make-up. Just as individual people may be sensitive/allergic to certain foods. I know people who wont eat onions and/or garlic. They say that onions and/or garlic make them 'gassy. ' I, on the other hand love onions/garlic so much that I joke that I cant be friends with people who dont! And I dont have a problem with gas - just in case you were wondering! We have to remember that dogs/cats have been eating our onion/garlic left-overs for centuries and not dropped dead like flies! That is not to say that onion/garlic is the best thing for them. As a Paleolithic-like diet is considered best for the human body (as it has evolved to this diet for thousands of years) it must also be considered that garlic is not a food that your dog/cat would seek out in the wild. I would probably recommend avoiding onions, to be safe, but if you want to give your dog/cat garlic (as I did) use your common sense. Think 'medicinal dose' and remember that a dog/cat is smaller than you and needs smaller dose - best of luck

Replied by Dog Lover
Ok
06/10/2011

FYI: I've read that garlic is ok for dogs but onions are not as they contain a substance that can be very harmful for dogs.


Posted by BRAD F. (WESTPORT, CT.) on 04/10/2009
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folks- i have BRed and raised collies and shelties.as you may know heart gard is deathly dangerous to all collie type dogs.a few years ago i finally became a pure natural person and hence my dog cash is also.

if you wish to use garlic - i do - you can substitute garlic spray which you can get in stores and the internet.what you do is spray his food an his water bowl.3 squirts.my dog loves it - theres no gas. of course all dogs like people are different.i will try the other above recipes as well.

the garlic spray can also be used to spray outside areas to kill fleas . its alot safer that pesticides.

also for fleas instead of using all these shampoos- mix in lemon juice. fleas hate citrus.its a curative and preventative item.

so many vets have showed me they care very little for your pets health. they go right for the meds and their own special dog companies from food - etc to make their profits.they know nothing of organic and natural remedies. they cant make the money on that.

Replied by Mags
Coppell, Texas
05/27/2011

I'm feeding raw with great success. I'm going to add some garlic to the pups breakfast now. I also use beneficial nematodes to protect against fleas. 3 years ago had the worst infestation - in the HOUSE!!! No problems since using the beneficial nematodes, which also take care of many other pests attacking home & critters!

Replied by Jennifer
Lockport, Ny
05/24/2014

If you use the Garlic Spray, check to see how it is made. If it is heated you will lose many of the beneficial/medicinal benefits. I use Raw Garlic and Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar in my Two Little Monsters food each day, they are about 8-9 pounds and a Chihuahua/Miniature Pincher mix. They eat a Raw, Species Appropriate Diet with a Teaspoon of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar and a SMALL clove of Raw Garlic added to their food each day. Since I started doing this I have not seen a flea or tick!

There is also Concentrated Garlic Liquid, Garlic Barrier or Mosquito Barrier available for treating your lawn. They are both made by the same company, just check on the concentration level of each product and buy the MOST concentrated to get the best value. Mix it in a Tree/Yard type sprayer with water and spray your yard. Follow directions and your own experience for how often to spray. If you buy the Gallon Size it is HIGHLY concentrated and will keep away many pests in your yard.

If I get a flea problem, I use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth with a couple of Essential Oils that are Flea Deterrents added to it on all of my carpets and set up Flea Traps in the areas that My Two Little Monsters spend their time in. They are easy to make. In a Wide Shallow Bowl or Deeper Small Dinner Plate Add 1-2 Tsp. of Dawn Dish Washing Liquid and fill with Warm Water. I bought a Victor Flea Trap, the one with the night light bulb in the top and set it over the top of the bowl. The Light/Heat attracts the Fleas, they jump in the water and the Dawn make them sink and drown immediately. It got rid of a very bad flea infestation fairly quickly and completely using the Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth & Flea Traps.

Hope this helps.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
05/27/2014

I just wanted to add to this excellent post that beneficial predatory nematodes may also be very helpful to keep flea population down in grass yards. Also cedar granules may be very effective as well.

Replied by Liz
Ann Arbor
08/14/2016

That is awesome and true about vets.. I want to go all natural with my pet. Starting using garlic today. Where did you get all your info? A holistic vet or a website? Thanks


Posted by Nena (Johnson City, TN) on 11/25/2008
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i have use garlic on my dog for years and they have no fleas and very heathly.and havent had to treat my home for fleas in years and i bath them in tea tree shampoo that adds to help flealess in tenn....just a speakle of garlic powder on their food each day

Replied by Brianna
Plainfield, In
08/16/2015

How much garlic powder do you use in dogs food? Is an eight of a teaspoon of garlic powder enough, too little? I have a female beagle, Lilie. She was an inside only dog, for a while until beginning of this summer actually. And I now know why I have kept her an inside dog. fleas! And I would like to stick with home remedies for many reasons. I just may, make her inside dog again.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
08/18/2015

Hey Brianna!

If this were my dog I would give her good flea bath, follow it up with a vinegar rinse and then keep her inside. I am sure she is much happier inside than outside.


Posted by Tanya (Apopka, Florida) on 10/17/2008
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I had been having trouble with ticks on my cocker spaniel. We started giving her one garlic pill everyday and we have not had any more tick issues. The only way she will take it is if I hide the pill in a small piece of banana. If the banana is too firm, she will break it and spit out the pill. So be sure it is a ripened banana.

Replied by Mrsfluffurs
Port Richey, Fl
12/06/2011

What kind of garlic pills do you give your dog? I know you can't say the brand but are they solid pills or oil and what mg??????

Replied by Lissa
Carbon Cliff
08/27/2015

How many mg is the garlic pill? I can only find 1000 mg. Is that too much? I have a 15lb dog.


Posted by Corinna (Copperas Cove, Texas) on 10/15/2008

I have 9 dogs. 6 of them weight over 50lbs and the other 3 are 2 min. Yorkies and one min. Dachshund. I've been having a flea problem for a year now. I spent fortunes on all kinds of flea prevention and tried almost EVERYTHING there is. It got better but the fleas are still there. 2 days ago I started giving them garlic pills. 1 for each of the large dogs and 1/2 for the small ones. I also have 5 cats and give them 1/2 each. But it is a fight and hassle to make them eat the pills. After reading this blog, it seems to me that fresh garlic is better than the pills, but I can't just throw in their food 'cause they won't eat it. Does anyone know a dog-treat I could make and put the garlic in there so they will eat it? My cats already had tapeworms because of the fleas. I got rid of those but since the fleas are still there it will only be a matter of time until they get the worms again. I would really appreciate any suggestion on how I can give my cats and dogs the garlic.

Replied by Suzanne
Bangor, ME USA
10/28/2008
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We make the garlic for the dogs part of the stuffing that we use for their tire biters and kongs. It's a mix of pumpkin, squash, plain yogurt, and sometimes peanutbutter (sounds appetizing, doesn't it?). My little guy caught on, so we mixed it with some wet food cat food and he's none the wiser. You could probably do that for your cats too. If you need to get rid of worms again, try using diatamcious earth.

EC: Please read the warnings about using pool grade diatomaceous earth for pets here: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/ear_mites.html#DIATOMACEOUSEARTH

Replied by Lynda
Bayview, Tx
03/04/2015

Avoid the cat food; dogs love it but it is very bad for them (and vice versa). I boil some offal, it is very healthy for dogs, I add no seasoning, grind it up fine in the food grinder and add it to the base as a meat treat. However, you may be surprised to find that many dogs, including my 13 love the taste of garlic! Good luck!



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