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Is Garlic Bad for Cats?

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Garlic keeps dogs from getting ticks and fleas, why dont i ever hear of it being used on cats?
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There is evidence that it may cause anemia in cats. I believe that onions for sure do, and since garlic is closely related, there is concern that it does as well. Some cats seem to be more sensitive than others, but why take the risk, right?
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Originally Posted by tygerlily
Garlic keeps dogs from getting ticks and fleas, why dont i ever hear of it being used on cats?
It is by some, and is still used in some cat foods - imo, unfortunately. Here is a recent toxicology report re allium species (onions, chives, garlic are all in the allium family) poisoning in dogs and cats.
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer...c_publications It is an August 2005 article, you may need to scroll down this page a bit.
The article is in pdf format, you do need to have Adobe Acrobat's free reader installed on your system.
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I have always read that Brewers yeast(not bakers yeast) is a natural way to keep fleas at bay...... It's good for the cat too..... I have a couple cats who love brewers yeast!!!
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Originally Posted by Sandtigress
There is evidence that it may cause anemia in cats. I believe that onions for sure do, and since garlic is closely related, there is concern that it does as well. Some cats seem to be more sensitive than others, but why take the risk, right?
:yeah : and the link Pat sent... brewers yeast is good but I have found some cats are allergic and be careful when supplementing because many brewers yeast supplements have garlic in them
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