Garlic for dogs

Is garlic toxic for your dog? or is healthy? Contradictory information exists on whether garlic is good or bad for dogs

Some dog enthusiasts swear by garlic as a health supplement and flea repellent for dogs while others claim its toxins can cause anemia, bleeding, and even death in dogs

In this page, you will find well-researched information on garlic for dogs which I hope will help clear up some of the confusion you may have about garlic.

Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Sanskrit records show its medicinal use about 5,000 years ago, and it has been used for at least 3,000 years in Chinese medicine. The Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans were known to have harnessed the healing properties of garlic as well. According to the Whole Dog Journal, small amounts of garlic not only act as a natural flea repellant, but garlic can be used for its wonderful antifungal and antibacterial properties. It also promotes the production of white blood cells thereby acting as an immune booster for dogs with low or compromised immunity and may benefit dogs with diabetes by helping reduce blood-sugar levels.

What makes garlic so great for dog health problems? Allicin appears to be the active component in the root bulb (cloves) of the garlic plant which trigger its healing properties. Allicin is formed when alliin, a sulfur-containing amino acid, comes into contact with the enzyme alliinase when raw garlic is chopped, crushed, or chewed. Heating garlic will lessen the medicinal capabilities, but naturally dehydrating it won’t. That is to say the garlic used in a nutritional supplement, or garlic found in one of our pet food mixes is simply raw garlic that has been crushed and dehydrated.

However, garlic should NOT be fed to pets with a pre-existing anemic condition or to those scheduled for surgery. Also, young puppies before six to eight weeks of age should NOT be given garlic because they do not begin reproducing new blood cells until after 6-8 weeks.

Dr. Pitcairn (author of The Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats) recommends the following amount of fresh garlic for dogs, according to their size:
  • 10 to 15 pounds - half a clove
  • 20 to 40 pounds - 1 clove
  • 45 to 70 pounds - 2 cloves
  • 75 to 90 pounds - 2 and a half cloves
  • 100 pounds and over - 3 cloves

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BARF for your dogs

Who said that the dog food should always be expensive?, In this day and age we have come across many brands of dog food that cost a fortune but with questionable quality, and when we come to the pet shop we would be offered by the pet shop owner that the dog food brands or that's what he says is good for your dog, whether it's premium or super premium quality .. but do not actually know that dog food is actually unhealthy food, the intention is not necessarily expensive brand that can be digested more your dog than on a cheap brand. Then what is the solution? so now you can turn to natural food or just call it BARF (Bone and Raw Food), which would suit your dog of whatever its breed

1. What is BARF? BARF is the designation for the foods provided by nature alone without boiling

2. What advantages does BARF? BARF own advantage there is not much you can of dog food, for example:

healthy teeth and breath fresher

healthier skin and coat

your dog's immune system is more optimum

Reduce degenerate disease

Reduce the volume and the smell of stool

Creating a leaner and healthier body

3. And then what materials are needed to create this natural food? The answer is vegetables, boiled eggs, organ meats (chicken or beef liver), meat and bone (meat and bones can you take from the chicken's neck and claw). it allow to give your dog a fresh meat? The answer is allowed, it is highly recommended because raw meat is more easily digested by dogs

5. If the bones are given later fear about choking or stuck in the gut? Surely, if it is cooked bones can answer yes or no, if you cook the bones will harden, according to my experience like choking is usually a small dog, I rarely see cases of choking in big races

6. How you continue to eat bones? you better give the neck or foot bones that are not cooked, because in addition to bone soft flesh of the neck there is still quite make efficient purchasing meat, while the claw has a lot of calcium for your dog (who hooked claw meal would understand the effect ^ ^)

7. What vegetables can I give to my dog? you can give various kinds of vegetables such as broccoli, carrot, tomato, spinach, etc. (cauliflower is not recommended because it can make flatulent)

8. So whether given directly or straight vegetable cooked?better if you cooked for a minute, do not gradually. and mix vegetable in a mixer and mixed with meat

9. Ask for the recipe then? If a recipe I can not give because everyone has their way depend on the size of dogs, but if I think a better measuring 70% meat and bone, 20% and 10% vegetable offal

10. Are there any other extra for this BARF? there is, how much good you give supplements like fish oil, apple cider vinegar, and garlic to your dog

11. The effect of the addition was what made my dog? The effect I will explain one by one in my next post, because my hands are sore typing (newly created blog know - -')

So what? if you are interested in switching to BARF? if you have any questions, additions, suggestions or criticisms in the post please let me be made to share and sorry if my english is not good

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