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concerned

Garlic will KILL your animal!
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Can dogs eat garlic? NO, DOGS CANNOT EAT GARLIC UNLESS THE OWNER KNOWS TO ADMINSTER THE PROPER AMOUNT ACCURATELY. We know how difficult it can be to have your dog running around the kitchen while cooking, eating at the dinner table, and so on. What happens when your pup gulps down some of your delicious dinner and you don’t know if it is safe? Garlic is in a lot of food, and luckily it is not dangerous in small doses. However, Large amounts can cause problems. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA, say close members of the onion family (shallots, onions, garlic, scallions, etc.) contain compounds that can damage dogs’ red blood cells if ingested in sufficient quantities. A rule of thumb is “the stronger it is, the more toxic it is.” Garlic tends to be more toxic than onions, on an ounce-for-ounce basis. It contains sulfoxides and disulfides that can damage red blood cells and cause anemia in dogs. While it’s uncommon for dogs to eat enough raw onions and garlic to cause serious problems, exposure to concentrated forms of onion or garlic, such as dehydrated onions, onion soup mix or garlic powder, may put dogs at risk of toxicosis. The damage to the red blood cells caused by onions and garlic generally doesn’t become apparent until three to five days after a dog eats these vegetables. Affected dogs may seem weak or reluctant to move, or they may appear to tire easily after mild exercise. Their urine may be orange-tinged to dark red in color. A veterinarian should examine these dogs immediately. In severe cases, blood transfusions may be needed and there might be permanent liver damage.

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Anonymous

Garlic is fed to pregnant dogs to prevent the puppies from having worms. Stupid people shouldn't have pets.

Loved my Mimi and still miss her

Had a chihuahua many years ago. She had developed a cough and had it about a month. An old friend from Mexico told me she had worms and to give her garlic. For the next 17 years she ate a tooth of garlic, she never had fleas or ticks and had the shiniest coat. When I read comments about garlic being toxic to dogs I know it isn't because of my experience.

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