Can dogs eat Garlic?

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Benefits

health-benefits
  • Garlic is toxic to dogs when consumed in large quantities. When consumed in moderation, garlic is beneficial for dogs.
  • Garlic has antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibiotic properties that help prevent infections and diseases.
  • Garlic acts as a vasodilator which helps widen the blood vessels. This is particularly helpful for dogs with heart problems.
  • Garlic has sulfur which repels fleas and ticks.
  • Garlic can be used as a deworming agent to eliminate heartworm, tapeworm, and other parasites.

Risks

health-risks
  • Garlic contains thiosulfate, which can damage the red blood cells and lead to hemolytic anemia.
  • Garlic should not be given to young puppies because they cannot produce new red blood cells until they are 8 weeks old.
  • Garlic should not be given to pregnant or lactating dogs.
  • Garlic should not be given to breeds of dogs that are more susceptible to hemolytic effects such as akita, shiba inu, cocker spaniels, poodles, Old English sheepdogs, and Irish setters.
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Servings

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  • Peel and mince fresh garlic and follow the recommended daily dosage appropriate for your dog's size. ( 5lbs: 1/6 tsp // 10lbs: 1/3tsp // 15 lbs: 1/2 tsp // 20lbs: 2/3 tsp // 30 lbs and above: 1 tsp)

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