Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Organic garlic for your pet?

To use garlic as a supplement or not? Just had a discussion with a couple of breeders and they said they felt garlic was toxic to dogs and should not be used as a supplement.
I have been using Springtime organic garlic for several months for my dogs and have had no fleas, no ticks and other bugs seem to stay away. I had always believed that garlic was good for the immune system. Not wanting to cause illness in my dogs I contacted an herbalist and asked the question about garlic supplementation. . This herbalist said that garlic has been used for thousands of years to cure many ailments. Juliette Levy was one of the first to practice holistic medicine in animals and she often used garlic.
I did some research on quality dog food brands and many of them list garlic as an ingredient. So until I can do more research I will continue to supplement with garlic, but will use a smaller dose than recommended on the container. It has been wonderful not having any ticks on my dogs this year. If any of you have any experience with garlic supplementation with your animals please let me know the outcome.

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