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Garlic...toxic??????

Mypetsrmykids
October 3rd, 2007, 10:59 AM
Has anyone heard about garlic being toxic to our dogs? I'm very concerned about this. I know it has alot of wonderful properties but I already have dogs in kidney failure and I have one of them on Innova. My little papillon who is only 6 months old is on Artemis. All of these foods have garlic. Here is an article that talks about it, there are others on the web. http://www.petsbynature.com/Garlic.htm
Please read and give your opinions and any suggestions for natural foods that don't have this ingredient would be appreciated.

growler~GateKeeper
October 4th, 2007, 02:13 AM
Not to sure, according to this: http://www.newstarget.com/Report_pet_food_ingredients_6.html
garlic is safe to use, scroll down the list to garlic

even the Wellness Super mix varieties use it, listed as a vitamin :shrug:
except the Wellness Fish & Sweet Potato doesn't have any
http://www.omhpet.com/wellness/dog_wellness_dry_fish_sweet_potato.html

rainbow
October 4th, 2007, 02:29 AM
In order for garlic or onions to be toxic dogs would have to consume a fair amount. The amount that is included in dog/cat food and treats is of no concern. :pawprint:

Mypetsrmykids
October 4th, 2007, 11:16 AM
Thanks Growler...that's a great list, it gives alot of detailed info. I wonder when it was written. A friend of mine had called and told me about the garlic being toxic, I had always heard that it was good for them until then. I did a search on the web and found that article and it sounds like this info has been out there for a couple of years atleast.
And Rainbow...thank you for your input also. I've called a couple of companies and they said that they only use a little for flavor. When I hear about something in their food that can affect their kidneys, wether it's natural or chemical..I get nervous. Having pets with kidney problems has made me that way. I guess I shouldn't worry though, just about everything can be dangerous if it's used in large quantities. I will watch for any future research, just to be on the safe side.

Isolde
October 4th, 2007, 12:12 PM
Garlic is only toxic if used in high amounts. In small amounts it is actually recommended and if you will read the ingredients, most of the holistic foods contain it.

:dog:

Mypetsrmykids
October 4th, 2007, 07:03 PM
I've decided to stay with the holistic foods that I'm giving my dogs. I'm not going to worry about the garlic for now. I feel confident that they are on a healthy diet. Thanks everyone for all your help :thumbs up