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Garlic Granules

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by LolaBoo, Aug 22, 2013.


  1. LolaBoo

    LolaBoo PetForums VIP

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    Ive read about so many forum members having used garlic in their dogs food to help against the prevention of fleas, ive never tried it with Lola coz shes a fussy eater so didnt want to add to the problem
    When we got Apple i decided to try it on her because even tho she had been flead before she came into the country she scratched like a loon, any way since using it she dosnt scratch i cant believe how well it works, other then garlic breath and garlic smelling poos haha its best thing i did so going to try Lola with it
    No point to this thread really other then this forum is great for finding out stuff like this id never have known about it otherwise :)
     
  2. SixStar

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    It does work well, it's the only flea control we've used for years now and never had an outbreak, even with multiple dogs and living out in the sticks, although we use fresh cloves rather than granules. However, remember that too much is toxic! - and if you can smell it on their breath and stools it sounds like you are giving too much!
     
  3. cavmad

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    I use it on my lot and even though i have cats wehich everyone said would bring in fleas i havent had any (touch wood) for years.The only time they get nomal flea treatment is when i get a foster in as they are usually covered in fleas so they all get done also supposed to stop worms as well
     
  4. Prowl

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    I never use it because garlic is a member of the onion family and onions to my knowledge are one of the foods you shouldn't feed dogs because they are poisoness.

    When I did feed it to my hens and dog I found they still got parasites so I think its a bit of an old wives tail that one.
     
  5. smokeybear

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    Fortunately garlic is perfectly safe to give dogs otherwise none of the following firms would be selling it specifically for dogs. ;)

    Garlic Tablets for Dogs and Cats - Dorwest

    Garlic Granules - Garlic for health - horses - dogs - Hilton Herbs

    Denes Natural Pet Care - Garlic

    Of course ANYTHING in excess is toxic, but Prowl, nobody is forcing you to give it to your animals.

    As for being an Old Wives Tale, well many of these are fallacious and many have their origins in truth.

    Garlic has so many plus points that I am happy to feed it to my dogs and myself (as I did to my horses when I had them).

    None has expired from an OD................. ;)
     
  6. LolaBoo

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    Thanks for that advice, i give 2 teaspoons a day, i think il cut her down to everyother day dont want to be giving her 2 much :)
     
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    I am giving my dogs half a tea spoon every other day and the pup a tip of the teaspoon, I'm using the powder and can only smell it on their breath after eating their dinner.
     
  8. LolaBoo

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    Yeah i can only smell it after shes eaten it, ive only been giving it a little while so i can alter her dose without any concern
     
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