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03-21-2014 11:12 AM
NancyJ I am old enough to remember burnt motor oil and sulfur. It did work, but the dog developed skin cancer years later. Probably related to the chemicals in the motor oil. But then many of those flea spot ons are toxic as well.

The NRC report does not indicate whether the garlic is dried or fresh but would assume, since a food additive, it would be dried. I calculated for a 75lb (34kg dog) as
34kg x .056mg/kg yields 1.9 grams. One scoop of Springtime is 3 grams.

I have pretty much limited Beau to one scoop because more causes loose stools for him. And am keeping running blood panels. I checked and his next one is due May 1

This was from last year:

RBC=7.1, reference range is 4.8-9.3
Hg=16.9, reference range is 12.1-20.3
HCT = 47, reference range is 36-60
03-21-2014 10:30 AM
Originally Posted by GatorBytes View Post
It is toxic to cats, but what isn't.
Ha! very true.. When I had cats I always had to watch what I gave them, even medicines or the flea an tick stuff for Titan.. *sigh* lol

Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
It was also believed that used motor oil cured mange. Never had to see if that one worked....ewwwww.
Ew really? I hadn't heard of that.. not sure I'd try that.. ever.

Thank you!
03-21-2014 10:23 AM
Heidigsd Here are some articles on garlic safety in dogs.

NRC report urges improved regulation of animal dietary supplements - DVM

People food toxic to pets: Onions, garlic, chives, and leeks - Firstline
03-21-2014 10:13 AM
Lilie Old school, before they had all the products for flea and ticks, we used garlic. Before they had the use of the world wide web, you just used the same amount your folks did and theirs before them.

It was also believed that used motor oil cured mange. Never had to see if that one worked....ewwwww.
03-21-2014 09:50 AM
GatorBytes Garlic has multiple benefits - natural repellent, intestinal parasites and yeast the added benefit of antioxidant that blocks free radicals that lead to cancer.

It is toxic to cats, but what isn't.
03-21-2014 06:33 AM
Momto2GSDs I've used fresh garlic for many years on multiple dogs without any problems. The amount fed is the key!

per Dr. Pitcarin : Book: Natural Health For Dogs & Cats: Page 117/chart page 118:
Suggested amounts daily of Garlic
*10 to 15 pounds – half a clove
*20 to 40 pounds – 1 clove
*45 to 70 pounds – 2 cloves
*75 to 90 pounds – 2 and a half cloves
*100 pounds and over – 3 cloves

Dogs Naturally Magazine Article: The Shocking Truth About Dogs and Garlic - PetGuide

03-21-2014 04:41 AM
Harry and Lola This information is interesting :- Vet Emergency | Garlic ? Good or Bad for Dogs and Cats?

Also, I feed my dogs Big Dog BARF, fish for Harry, pork for Lola and garlic is in both versions?

Here is the pork list of ingredients:-
Pork, finely ground pork bone and cartilage, finely ground chicken bone, beef offal (liver, kidney, heart), pork heart, seasonal vegetables (broccoli, spinach, bok choy, carrots, celery, capsicum), apples, oranges, ground flaxseed, alfalfa powder, kelp powder, yoghurt, garlic, whole egg and fish oil.

Admittedly garlic is the 3rd last ingredient, my understanding of listing ingredients in a product is that the first few are added in larger quantities than the last few ingredients, but garlic is still present?

Also, I have looked at the ingredients for Springtime Bug Off Garlic for Dogs and it only contains 100% air dried garlic granules.

So what is the difference between air dried garlic granules and crushed fresh garlic?
03-21-2014 02:33 AM
Jakesworld I was reading about garlic just the other day. For years we've seen So many dog products from garlic supplements to flea repellent, even in treats and food. How wonderful it is and how great it works. And now I learn it's actually toxic (being in onion family). So which is it? If it's so harmful why are companies still making garlic products for dogs? Maybe the sales outweigh the safety.
03-21-2014 02:15 AM
BowWowMeow I used to give fresh cloves but switched to Bug Off about 12 years ago. It's the only preventative I use.
03-21-2014 01:40 AM
Harry and Lola 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?
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