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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Are they safe for cats & dogs? I saw a post at another forum that they were safe but I thought they weren't.
post #2 of 16
No form of garlic is safe for cats...it will cause a cat to become anemic. Period.
post #3 of 16
And yet again today I agree completely with BLAISE.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by BLAISE View Post
No form of garlic is safe for cats...it will cause a cat to become anemic. Period.
Anemia...that's the cause. I knew it was bad but couldn't remember what it did.
Someone's advice for fleas was garlic pills and I posted NO!!!!!

Thanks

eta:nv
post #5 of 16
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I am banging my head on my desk right now. This lady from another site is insisting that garlic pills are safe for dogs. I even shared links from care2 and pet education which she obviously didn't read.
post #6 of 16
My holistic vet thinks that Most garlic is safe for a dog but not a cat .... the other vets say similar except one who like me uses it in both only medicinally...

The issue with anemia is the unknown dose of each cat to get it , ie sorta Russian roulette
post #7 of 16
I was under the impression that garlic and onions will cause hemolytic anemia (also called Heinz Body Hemolytic Anemia) in both cats and dogs.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
I was under the impression that garlic and onions will cause hemolytic anemia (also called Heinz body anemia) in both cats and dogs.
Technically yes ... Dogs have a MUCH higher threshold than cats .. ONIONS are a FOR SURE NO NO ...

this issue with garlic is how much , some dogs eat cloves of garlic daily for 15 yrs with no issues while another could eat one clove for a few months and have an issue.. CATS are FAR more sensitive ... This is why I try to only give garlic under a Vets supervision ... Now my own vet gives her dogs a raw clove every day and with 4 dogs no issues ...
post #9 of 16
I probably wouldnt give any kind of pills to my cat unless absolutely nessesary
post #10 of 16
I've also heard of giving garlic to dogs for flea prevention......I don't think it wise, but many do it without issue.
post #11 of 16

If you check out Denes pet foods web site for all the herbal and alternative remedies which are world renowned, they have garlic pills for cats and dogs.

NO fleas. NO cat ailments etc. and only one garlic pill per day.

We conly have 9 cats and they have been on garlic as recommended by the vet for over 2 years.

Good news however for those of you who can't give your precious a pill. It's now being released as a liquid.

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Originally Posted by Widget View Post

If you check out Denes pet foods web site for all the herbal and alternative remedies which are world renowned, they have garlic pills for cats and dogs.

 

 

Just because a company markets a product for cats and dogs, doesn't mean it's actually in the pet's best interest to be taking that product. There are plenty of examples of commercially available products doing great harm to animals (like Hartz flea meds, for example). These companies are more interested in profits than actually helping your cat/dog.

 

 


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Originally Posted by Widget View Post

We conly have 9 cats and they have been on garlic as recommended by the vet for over 2 years.

 

You and your vet should probably read this article: http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/vetmed/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=174478

Especially this part: 

 

 

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Allium species toxicosis most commonly occurs after oral consumption. In addition to consuming fresh plant material, consuming juice, fresh and aged dietary supplements, powdered cooking preparations, dehydrated material, or food preparations derived from or containing Allium species can be potentially toxic to dogs and cats.1Allium species toxicosis typically ensues after consumption of a single large quantity of the material or repeated small amounts. 

 

post #13 of 16

Rule of thumb Garlic and onion based food stuffs are not suitable for cats.

 

 

May I Just add that this is an old topic If needs be to ask a specific question you would be better off creating a new topic.

post #14 of 16

As you are no doubt aware, aspirin used to be considered poison.

Back in 2005 when your point was published, that may have been the case but as more is found out it has been proved that in correct SMALL doses the garlic pill is of more use than hinderance in releiving certain conditions.

If you look into herbal and homeopathic remedies you will find arsenic as a form of releif and not just poison in high doses.

read more into your ideas and you will find there are 2 sides to the proverbial coin.

Who was it that declared cling film as causing cancer.........Only if you eat 4 sheets per day for 35 years...... and then only.... possibly.

 

post #15 of 16

OMG no, they are not safe, in fact a friend of mine gave garlic pills to her dog and she died, the vet told her garlic was toxic to dogs, so I would never give them to my cats.  the dog was 8 years old and had arthritis.


Edited by Momto4kitties - 12/12/11 at 4:05pm
post #16 of 16

Personally to me it's not worth the risk, for dogs or cats.

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