For every vet that approves of garlic, there is one that does not. You'll have to make up your own mind.
Here are the articles that led me to my conclusion that it is not safe..I will not feed it, I will not sell products containing it.http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer...c_publications
- scroll to the August 2005 article entitled Allium Species Poisoning in Dogs and Cats. This is a pdf document, so you will need to have adobe acrobat's free reader installed.http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/garlic.phphttp://www.peteducation.com/article....articleid=2414
The decision I reached is based on the fact that there are no studies that show that the form of the garlic, the kind of garlic makes any difference..and all they can say for sure, is that there is a variable response - meaning for some cats, a very little amount can be quite harmful, for others, obviously, they are eating tiny amounts regularly with no apparent damage.
It's a decision to consider, along with knowing the signs of what to watch for (it can cause Heinz Body Anemia).