Can dogs have Garlic powder?

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Benefits

health-benefits
  • Garlic powder is made from ground and dried out fresh garlic bulbs. It has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties that help prevent infections and diseases.
  • Garlic powder has a less intense taste and flavour than minced garlic. When consumed in moderation, garlic is beneficial for dogs. It can be used as a deworming agent to get rid of heartworm, tapeworm, and other parasites.

Risks

health-risks
  • Garlic powder is toxic to dogs when consumed in large quantities. It contains thiosulfate, which can damage the red blood cells and lead to hemolytic anemia.
  • About 15-30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight can produce harmful effects in a dog's blood.
  • Garlic powder should not be given to young puppies and pregnant or lactating dogs.
  • Garlic powder should not be given to dog breeds 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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  • 1/2 to 3 cloves of fresh garlic per day, depending on the size of the dog.
  • About 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder is equivalent to one garlic clove. Follow the recommended dosage of garlic powder appropriate for the dog's size.

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