I'm with you wyoung, it is very confusing and there are equal views on the pros and cons.
I used to feed garlic, but stopped because I was told it was poisonous, I didn't noticed any problems though.
I have just started feeding them 1/2 clove each 3 times a week for general health, flea and tick prevention. I don't know if this is enough for parasite protection or if it is too much and may affect their red blood cells - I just don't know.
At the end of the day I have decided to feed garlic because both Harry and Lola must have compromised immune systems due to their thyroid and EPI issues, so I am reluctant to keep giving them high quantities of chemicals such as Advantix and worm medication, I am trying to keep their immunity healthy and minimise chemical intake. At this stage, I plan to also use diaomaceous earth for parasite protection and also as an all wormer, so the only chemical I will have to feed them is Heartguard Plus to control heartworm.
One question for anyone - DOES THE USA HAVE PARALYSIS TICKS?
if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.
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