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giving dogs garlic pills

fltanz
May 11th, 2005, 04:40 PM
I want to start giving my dogs garlic pills to see if that will help w/flea control. I'm wondering if it matters what kind (as in) is the ordorless OK and what about tablet form?

melanie
May 11th, 2005, 06:02 PM
depends, if you dont mind the smell of garlic breath (dogsbreath disgusting anyways, so not an issure really) just give cloves of garlic (whole clove, jsut like a pill, straight down the gullet). i give about 1 per week for a 35kg GSDx and she has no fleas, or if their really bad in summer she does not get as many.. i have been told that garlic can thin the blood so too much can be a problem. ask your vet if you want to give more than once a week.

but it is a great idea for a natural flea solution, i have been told for serious infestation of fleas you can make up a garlic juice and spray the dog (from the Molly Dyer home book of remedies), yeah sure it may be a bit stinky but it is natural and better for all involved.

have fun :D

kandy
May 12th, 2005, 02:09 PM
I read that both onions and garlic can cause anemia.

Here is a couple of links that I found: http://www.friendshiphospital.com/health/dogfeeding.php

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1661&articleid=1030

http://www.jlhweb.net/Boxermap/onions.html

The last site says that Garlic is ok in moderation.

I don't know if this applies to the pill form or not.

I do know that I have seen other sites that recommend it so I don't know. :confused: Just thought you would want to check these out before you decide.