Can my dog eat Garlic?

By Tom •  Updated: 11/04/19 •  1 min read
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Can my dog eat Garlic? Not safe for dogs to eat


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Garlic is used around the world in all types of dishes. Chances are you either love it or hate it, but we’re all familiar with this healthy veggie. Garlic is filled with more than pungent odor, it’s also packed with nutrients and compounds that are beneficial to human health. This vegetable is filled with manganese, Vitamins B6 & C, selenium and more.

Can my dog eat garlic? No, garlic is not recommended for your pup, as it can be toxic. It contains a compound called thiosulfate, which can cause to anemia in dogs. In large amounts, garlic can also cause major digestive issues, including vomiting and diarrhea. Can my puppy eat garlic? No, you shouldn’t give your puppy garlic. What if my dog ate quite a bit of garlic? That could lead to toxicity, with symptoms including the severe digestive issues mentioned above. If you think your pup’s eaten garlic (in any amount), be sure to monitor him for any signs of digestive or other issues. Call a vet and get your dog in as soon as possible for treatment if you suspect he’s developed garlic toxicity.

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Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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