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Is feeding my small dog of about 20 lbs 3 cloves of garlic dangerous? If so what will happen to my dog?
By Charlene G
Garlic, even in small amounts can cause hemolytic anemia. It is an ongoing disease and not easy to treat. DO NOT feed your dog garlic.
That much garlic will most likely kill your dog. The anemia caused by even small amounts of garlic is not worth giving it to your pet.
What would be the reason you would wish to do so?
I thought dogs weren't allowed to have garlic? Is this true? I read that they also should not eat onion or avocado, that surprised me.
By Lori from PA
There is so much misinformation out there concerning garlic and dogs! Of course we should never feed our pets garlic pods but garlic powder is in a lot of pet foods. In fact, I have a dog meatloaf recipe that I got from my vet that includes a little garlic powder for seasoning.
Raw garlic and onion is not to be given to my dog, but is liquid, cooked, or powdered OK? These are called for in homemade recipes.
By Helen Stone from Royal, AR
Please check the poison control list from the ASPCA www.aspca.org/
Instead of garlic, I would put a little oregano on the food. (This was suggested by my dog's Oncologist.)
Jennifer Northern Virginia
My dog had a very bad skin infection and I now make him rice, peas, lamb, and garlic all cooked together. His skin has healed and he looks and feels great. What is the long term bad effect of garlic? It is cooked in his food and he never gets fleas even at the dog park.
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My dog eats the wild garlic growing in the woodlands. Will this do her any harm? (she is a Labrador)
By Bill G
You'd better ask your Vet because I think Garlic is poisonous to dogs.
Irrespective of Breed the end result is the same. Talk to your veterinarian. good luck.