I have a 7 week old puppy, can I give him garlic to get rid of his worms? I can not afford the vet bill right now
By Tbaby from Detroit, MI
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I had always heard that garlic was good for your pet, after loosing my chocolate Cocker Spaniel to unknown reasons.
I read that garlic, grapes, nuts and apples, especially the seeds were deadly to a dog, don't know if it is true, but I was guilty of giving my dog grapes and an apple now and then to eat. They said that grapes would cause kidney failure.
I use Diatomaceous Earth to worm my little Cocker spaniel, Daisy. Diatomaceous Earth can be used by humans, all animals, plants and insects, very inexpensive for the amount you get.
You can try some of the over the counter wormers, and give it according to label directions. Make sure it is safe for the pups age and weight before buying.
Hello, I have worked for a Veterinarian for over 27 years and the answer is no. Please take a stool sample to your Vet and have them check for worms and which kind they are. You Vet can treat them with medication once he/she finds out which type of worms they are. There is no home remedy to get rid of worms, it is an old wives tale. Good luck.
Please see your Vet. I don't mean to sound nasty or cruel, but if you can't afford the vet bills, you shouldn't have gotten a animal that will need vet care just as a baby needs Dr's. care.
Life happens and sometimes people can't afford hundreds of dollars for a shot that only cost the vet 10-50$..people don't always have a never ending flow of money..that's rather rude of you to say, you should be ashamed. Maybe just maybe they had a great paying job but then life kicked their butt and caused them to lose it..does that mean that they should just toss their dog/puppy/cat/child (seeing you out that in there) aside because they can't afford the bill?
So I found a kitten at my steps no all animal shelterin my area euthanize so I should let this maybe 4 week old kitten die
Not be nasty or cruel but people come on hard time now and again. Just cause they cant afford it no doesnt mean they couldnt when they got the dog or that they anticipated not having the money. Maybe their dog got pregnant unexpectedly and they didnt ask for a puppy or maybe it was a rescue. And what are u supposed to just toss the dog out. Please think before you assume things.
I have 3 dogs I've had for 15 years now I used to have more money than I have now but I still do my best to take care of my dogs and for someone to say something like u said I hope you will always have the money to take your dog to the vet but life does happen you may find yourself in a similar situation one day think before u speak
.you are an ass . people never plan on just being broke for extened period of time. You sound like a silver spoon type person. Not knowing how to be poor and if you're poor by God you need that pack Set pet become sometimes your everything so you know what you go back to looking at the old ways of doing things when people didn't have money and they did things holistically I don't know I'm sorry you just sound very judgemental
I have used over the counter meds to worm my dogs with lots of success. Also you can buy worming medicine online at various pet stores. You do not need to visit a vet to buy the meds for worming.
Garlic is deadly to dogs and cats! Actually, anything in the allium family is and, besides a few other possible problems that can occur, it causes anemia! Please just take a fresh stool sample to your vets office and they will let you know what you need to do for worming and you do not have to pay for a vet visit doing that just the testing for the stool sample. Better safe than sorry because there are different kinds of worms and each need different medications and dosages depending on the dogs weight!
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I have a 9 week old boxer that has worms and I heard that garlic is good for getting rid of worms. How much do I use? Can I use garlic powder or does it need to be cloves of garlic?
Laila from Waxahachie, TX
Actually, some say it is bad for dogs, and others say it helps with fleas, worms, general health. I know several people who sprinkle garlic powder in their dog's food for fleas/healthy coat. When I did this for my dog, it gave her dandruff. Here are some sites that talk about this in more depth:
Hope this helps!
Garlic at one time was thought to be good for dogs, but more evidence is coming to light every day. Garlic can be fatal to dogs. The deadly toxic can build up in the dogs system, eventually leading to death. Look at it this way, is your dog's life worth gambling with? How important is your dog to you? Your dog's life is in your hands. Be informed of all the facts before rolling that dice.
I'm not sure about garlic with dogs. I've never heard of that one. I have heard of giving dogs sardines for worms (I believe heart worms). We always gave my dogs, when I was growing up a can of sardines (keep in mind that these were all big dogs). (04/29/2008)
Your puppy should be checked out by a vet anyway, so he or she will be able to treat the worms. (04/29/2008)
You should take your dog to a vet soon. Worms can be deadly for puppies. I took my cat to the vet soon after we got him and it only cost around $20.00. (04/29/2008)
Both garlic and onion are poisonous to dogs. When you take the puppy for vaccines, should be getting the 2nd set soon (9 -10 wks), the vet can give worm medication as well. (04/30/2008)
Sardines and garlic are for people. Veterinarians are for dogs. Please take your dog to the vet, and have its shots done, a deworming, monthly heartworm preventative Rx, and spay/neuter. Vets don't just want to take your money. I promise. They are in the profession because they genuinely care. Responsible pet ownership is hard to come by these days. (05/13/2008)
Garlic won't hurt your dog. I've had several dogs over the years all living past 12. I have always used garlic to help deworm, and it works. (09/11/2008)
Myth #1: Garlic is toxic to dogs.
Lately many articles written in response to the pet food recall, have included ingredient warnings for people who are considering a homemade diet. These warnings are regarding foods that are supposedly toxic to dogs. And right there next to chocolate, they list garlic. The truth is, garlic is indeed toxic to dogs IF YOU FEED 50 CLOVES OF GARLIC IN ONE SITTING! I would imagine garlic would be toxic to anyone if fed in that quantity. Heck, even water can be deadly if you drink too much of it. Obviously no one would ever feed that much garlic to their dog. Truth is, when fed in reasonable amounts, garlic is a fantastic ingredient to a homemade dog food diet. Not only is it a great natural flea repellent, but garlic is also a tremendous antioxident and detoxifying agent for dogs.
Yep, I tried feeding my puppy a tiny amount of garlic and he loves it, just use or feed the puppy once a week in small amounts only
Garlic WILL kill your dog!!!
It haunts me to this day, but I killed mine this way believing in these crappy ass websites.
I was looking for a home treatment from my beautiful Pit, Desiree because we were in a financial bind. Each time we took her to the vet it was around $100 and though she kept coughing and throwing up at home, he couldn't find anything wrong with her other than the Heartworms and only gave us Heartgard since he said she was healthy and that a couple of years on Heartgard with two injections toward the end of treatment, was all she would need. He said that in order to know more, we needed more and more tests. We took her to him like five times because he was right around our house, and it was always the same thing.
Well, I wanted something to make her visibly better :( and was led astray by these idiotic claims that garlic works. I started feeding her a small clove a day. After a couple of weeks she didn't want to eat, and a couple of weeks after, she died.
Toward the end, when she got really, really sick, we took her to another vet across town. She said that garlic is POISONOUS to dogs and there is NO two ways around it. (It didn't help that we used to feed her table scraps from time to time either, and that onion is just as bad, if not worse than garlic).
Basically, I killed my dog and I can't get over the heartache and pain. Every time I think of it I want to break down and cry, and so I am here trying to get the word out so that NO ONE else goes through the same thing.
I KNOW where you are at. You are DESPERATE to find some sort of cure, and are maybe financially strapped ...please understand though that what I am saying is 100% true. GARLIC KILLED MY DOG and should NOT be used. There are STUDIES on this and numerous websites and vets and doctors that say this, but like I was, I was looking for a little hope and trusted that those sites were wrong, and that the people that said it actually works, were right. They are NOT.
Spare yourself the heartache and pain, and more so, spare the pain and suffering on your pet.
In closing, I have read that cloves and pumpkin seeds and black walnut DO work. I never got the chance to try those. :( Garlic just seemed so easy.
All the best with your pet, and please pass this around. I don't work for anyone and I am not against garlic for people, I just love animals and want the best for every single one of them. PLEASE DON'T make the mistake I did.