All Natural Flea/Tick Repellent
It’s not really understood why garlic and brewers yeast are so effective at repelling fleas and ticks on dogs and cats. It is believed that it is the odor released through the animal’s skin as the compounds in the garlic are metabolized.
Is Garlic Safe for Dogs?
Garlic in large amounts can be toxic and can cause Heinz body anemia in dogs and cats. It is not advisable to use garlic in pets with anemia. However, garlic given in small amounts is beneficial and good for many uses, including the treatment of parasites such as fleas and ticks, boosting the immune system, enhancing liver function, lowering blood cholesterol and triglycerides, cardiovascular, microbial infections, and in the treatment of cancer.
Is garlic safe for dogs? This is a question we get asked frequently regarding our Flea-B-Gone treats. There is a lot of information and misinformation available on the Internet about the use of garlic in food and supplements for dogs and cats. At Dog Gone Healthy we are aware of and sensitive to this information.
Regarding Flea Control
When it comes to flea control, there is no fool proof way to protect your beloved pet. If you’re not using an all natural approach such as garlic and brewers yeast then, you’re most likely using a product containing pesticides or you’re doing nothing at all to protect your pet. Quite frankly, doing nothing at all – is NOT even an option!
So, is garlic safe for dogs? Our answer, we believe it’s far safer than pesticides and as stated above, it’s even beneficial when given in regulated amounts.
Dog Gone Healthy exists to meet the needs of pet parents who are seeking natural alternatives to the toxic remedies, foods and treats that exist in the pet health market place. Whether it be food, treats or topicals – we’re devoted to safe products, improved health and quality of life for pets!
This is a topic we have researched to great lengths. We’re all about healthy pets and providing delicious, nutritious pet treat alternatives to the less safe and sometimes downright dangerous, highly processed pet treats found on the shelves of pet stores and supermarkets.
Safe Use of Garlic in Dogs
The key to safe use of garlic in dogs is the dosage level and frequency of use. We encourage you to read this article, Garlic for Dogs. It provides a comprehensive description of safe dosage levels and frequency of use tables as well as a vast array of health benefits garlic can provide to your pet. We believe the benefits of the garlic herb far outweigh the dangers when administered by a responsible pet parent.
When in doubt, always consult your veterinarian regarding the health of your pet. We do not attempt to diagnose or treat pets with health issues. We simply make all natural, homemade treats for pets using the finest, local, human grade ingredients. We offer basic advice based on our own experiences and research.