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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is garlic bad for dogs?

I just recently bought some doggie treat for my chihuahua!!! And then i read somewhere that garlic is bad for dogs.

Is that really true?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 07:09 PM
 
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http://www.pedigree.com/dogsandpuppi...ouldnt+eat.asp
foods your dog shouldn't eat are listed on this website.

"Onions and garlic have a chemical that damages red blood cells in dogs and can cause anemia. Even one small whole onion can cause death. So be particularly careful when disposing of left-overs that contain a significant amount of onions, such as pizza or Chinese take-out. The small amounts of onion and garlic powder used in pet foods is safe and well below the toxic levels."
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It depends on the amount of garlic. I doubt the treats have enough of it to harm your dog .




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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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hm thanks guys, I wonder why they still put it in pet food then? Even if small amounts are safe...shouldn't they just avoid putting any of it at all?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 08:15 PM
 
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Thos are the questions i love.

Here is why. Because Garlic is usually used in Holistic pet foods, people buy them because they think its better for their pet because its "ALL NATURAL". Its basicly a bunch of bull.

I feel the same way about pretty much EVERY pet food except perscription diets, vet reccomendations, and SCIENCE DIET & EUKANUBA.

theyre are no real rules other than the baic AFCO standards and pet food companies do not have to test their food and analyze their foods for the betterment of your pet.

Theyre just out to make a buck.

P.s. i wouldnt go on pedigree for a list of anything your pet shouldnt eat due to the fact that Pedigree is one of the highest reasons dogs have RENAL FAILURE if its not pre-disposed.

If you want a list i will personally e-mail you the 3 page list from my office!!!

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Why does it matter where the info comes from if it's true? That was just a quick list I found, but you can find that information anywhere on the web or by asking a vet.

I did some more research and everything I have seen is that onions are more dangerous than garlic. In fact, garlic or garlic supplements are often fed to dogs as a natural flea repellent since fleas can't stand the smell of garlic coming from the dog's skin.

I'm sorry if I upset anyone by using the pedigree website, but they have a lot of good information and I have never had any problem with their food in all the years that we have had dogs.
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Why does it matter where the info comes from if it's true? That was just a quick list I found, but you can find that information anywhere on the web or by asking a vet.

I did some more research and everything I have seen is that onions are more dangerous than garlic. In fact, garlic or garlic supplements are often fed to dogs as a natural flea repellent since fleas can't stand the smell of garlic coming from the dog's skin.

I'm sorry if I upset anyone by using the pedigree website, but they have a lot of good information and I have never had any problem with their food in all the years that we have had dogs.
Yup, garlic is great for repelling fleas .




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