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Q: Is garlic safe for dogs to eat?

January 4, 2009 | By Kathy M. | 4 answers | Expired: 2014 days ago

Kathy M.

Years ago I used to feed my beloved Birch (Aussie)dog raw garlic to keep away ticks. Now I have heard it may not be safe. I now have a new rescue Aussie mix pup, 6 month old Joey. Is garlic safe?

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Nalian
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Jan 04, 2009

In small doses garlic shouldn't be an issue - but how much garlic is in a "dose" is going to be subject to the size of your dog, etc.

The thing to keep in mind is that garlic contains thiosulphate, which can be harmful in large quantities. I tend to think of garlic as I would something over the counter - like aspirin: while the recommended dosage will take care of your aches and pains, the whole bottle will probably put you in the hospital.

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Kaylaritenour
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Jan 04, 2009

I have found conflicting info on this. Basicly its what they do to us people one minute its good for us and the next it cause cancer or something. Its hard to tell so I would just call a vet and see what they have to say. Also I agree with the below answer its better safe then sorry so maybe try advantix it works great.

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t r.
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Jan 04, 2009

we give it to our horses, never thought of the dogs, I would think in small ammounts it should be okay

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