Is garlic safe for dogs? The benefits of your dog eating garlic
Garlic brings delicious flavour to all sorts of savoury dishes and it is known to have a wide array of health benefits for us humans. It can help battle the common cold, blood pressure, cholesterol amongst other things but does it offer the same health benefit to our pooches?
Dog-centred poisonous plant lists always contain garlic but actually when given in the correct manner and dose, garlic can also be of great benefit to your dog. Some of the key benefits of introducing garlic into your dog’s diet include:
Helping to prevent tumours from occurring
Garlic is proven to do wonders for dogs with suppressed immune systems as well as those fighting cancer. Garlic acts as a boost to bloodstream cells that help kill bad microbes and cancer cells.
Giving a liver boost to help remove toxins
With its detoxifying effects, garlic is a great aid for the liver to help rid the body of waste and toxins.
Helping to prevent the formation of blood clots
If your dog is overweight or old, garlic can help reduce the risk of blood clots and cholesterol levels.
Fighting bacterial, viral and fungal infections
Garlic has antibiotic, antifungal and antiparasitic properties making it far more than a tasty treat!
Acting as a natural flea and tick repellent
Those pesky ticks can be a nightmare but if you start feeding your dog garlic a couple of weeks prior to bug season, it will start to build in your dog’s natural coat oil and act as a repellent. Garlic won’t kill them but they won’t enjoy the taste of it – one sniff and they will be off!
How should you give your dog garlic?
Laura, Dolly & Reggie xxx