Garlic For Cats

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Garlic For Cats

When it comes to feeding your cat there are many foods you should avoid so this list is by no means a complete one but here are some foods you may be surprised to learn are toxic or unhealthy when it comes to feline nutrition. Onions Onions can be lethally toxic. Onions destroy the red blood cells which results in Heinz body anemia. Cats fed baby food containing onion powder is also dangerous. It only takes a small amount of onion powder to create a serious health issue. Both raw and cooked onions are toxic to cats. Don’t allow your cat to eat tablescraps because they may contain onions. Garlic People give garlic or garlic tabs for flea control and it can cause toxicity. There’s no evidence that garlic is at all effective as a flea repellent. Although less toxic than onions, garlic also damages red blood cells, destroying their ability to carry oxygen. Chocolate Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine which is highly toxic to animals. It can cause heart attacks. Chocolate also causes vomiting and diarrhea. Cats typically don’t have a sweet tooth but may ingest chocolate if hungry enough, bored or if they’ve developed a taste for sweets by having been fed sugary foods by the cat parent. Chocolate also contains caffeine. Dark chocolate and baking chocolate contain higher quantities of theobromine and caffeine. Even a small amount of chocolate can be deadly to a cat. Raw Fish The enzyme in raw fish is called thiaminase and it destroys the body’s thiamine (a B vitamin). An untreated thiamine deficiency can lead to seizures and even death. Grapes and Raisins The exact toxin in grapes and raisins isn’t know but it can cause acute kidney failure. Raw Eggs Raw egg whites contain avidin, an enzyme that causes a decreased abililty to absorb biotin (a B vitamin). Raw eggs also may contain bacteria leading to Salmonella. Tuna Tuna flavored cat food in moderation is ok but tuna has a strong taste and smell that can cause an addiction. A tuna addiction can result in your cat refusing to eat any other food. Tuna contains mercury which may lead to mercury poisoning if the cat’s diet contains large quantities. Oil-packed tuna can lead to a painful condition called steatitis, which is also known as yellow fat disease. Dog Food Dog food is not formulated to meet a cat’s needs. It lacks the sufficient amount of protein and fat that cats require in their diet. Dog food lacks the amino acid taurine, which is essential for cats. Dogs can manufacture taurine on their own but cats can’t and must depend on receiving it through their diet. Milk Once kittens are weaned they lose the ability to properly digest lactose. This can lead to diarrhea. If you offer milk as a replacement for water you put your cat at serious risk of dehydration. Need More Information? If you have questions on the proper nutrition for your cat or whether a particular food is safe, talk to your veterinarian. You can also find information on nutrition and mealtime in the book Think Like a Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett. We’re sorry but Pam is unable to respond to comments. If you have questions about cat behavior you can find many answers in the books by Pam Johnson-Bennett. If your cat is displaying a change in behavior, contact your veterinarian because there may be an underlying medical cause. This article is not intended as a replacement for your cat’s veterinary care.
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Garlic For Cats

Onions, garlic, chives, and leeks are in the Allium family, and are poisonous to both dogs and cats if the dose is right. Garlic is considered to be about five times as toxic as onions for cats and dogs. Certain breeds and species seem to be more sensitive: Japanese breeds of dogs (e.g., Akita, Shiba Inu) and cats. Onion and garlic poisoning results in oxidative damage to the red blood cells (making the red blood cells more likely to rupture) and gastroenteritis (e.g., nausea, oral irritation, drooling, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea). Other clinical signs of anemia may be seen, and include lethargy, pale gums, an elevated heart rate, an increased respiratory rate, weakness, exercise intolerance, and collapse. Onion and garlic poisoning may have a delayed onset, and clinical signs may not be apparent for several days. While minute amounts of these foods in some pets, especially dogs, may be safe, large ingestions can be very toxic. If you suspect your dog or cat have onion poisoning or garlic poisoning, call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline for treatment recommendations.
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Garlic For Cats

Onions, garlic, chives, and leeks are in the Allium family, and are poisonous to both dogs and cats if the dose is right. Garlic is considered to be about five times as toxic as onions for cats and dogs. Certain breeds and species seem to be more sensitive: Japanese breeds of dogs (e.g., Akita, Shiba Inu) and cats. Onion and garlic poisoning results in oxidative damage to the red blood cells (making the red blood cells more likely to rupture) and gastroenteritis (e.g., nausea, oral irritation, drooling, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea). Other clinical signs of anemia may be seen, and include lethargy, pale gums, an elevated heart rate, an increased respiratory rate, weakness, exercise intolerance, and collapse. Onion and garlic poisoning may have a delayed onset, and clinical signs may not be apparent for several days. While minute amounts of these foods in some pets, especially dogs, may be safe, large ingestions can be very toxic.
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Garlic For Cats

Active Ingredients per TabletBrewer’s Yeast 50 mgGarlic (bulb) 21 mg*Iron (from Iron Amino Acid Chelate) 1 mgNiacin 550 mcgPantothenic Acid (from D-Calcium Pantothenate) 440mcgManganese (from Manganese Amino Acid Chelate) 220 mcgRiboflavin (Vitamin B2) 220 mcgThiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1) 220 mcgCopper (from Copper Gluconate) 110 mcgVitamin B6 (from Pyridoxine HCI) 20 mcgFolic Acid 9 mcgZinc (from Zinc Gluconate) 1.65 mcgVitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 0.09 mcg*Though long known and used as a safe medicinal plant in holistic medicine for people and pets, garlic has come under scrutiny recently for the role one of its compounds may play in a condition affecting the red blood cells in some pets (the development of Heinz bodies). Please know that the amount of garlic found in our brewer's yeast and garlic tablets, as well as any of the natural health products, treats and foods we carry is included at levels known to be safe for our animal companions. Garlic would need to be ingested at extremely high levels for an extended period of time to have a detrimental effect on a companion animal's health. Please see our article,Garlic's Many Health Benefits, in our Holistic Healthcare Library for more information about the safety of garlic.
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Garlic For Cats

Garlic is more toxic than onions – with raw garlic, toxic ingestion is around 1 gram per pound, and with onions it is 1 gram per 5 pounds.  Onion and garlic powder are more potent and can cause more serious problems than fresh.  Garlic/onion powder can be found in some baby foods, so read these labels carefully if you need to feed baby food to a cat or dog.
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Garlic For Cats

Dogs and cats, but toxicity has also been reported in wildlife (geese).  Human red blood cells are just tougher than our animal counterparts, apparently.  Cats are more sensitive than dogs – good thing cats don’t usually go chewing on onions or garlic!
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Garlic For Cats

Only Natural Pet Brewer’s Yeast & Garlic also works to maintain your pet’s healthy skin & coat with it’s unique balance of complex b-vitamins and amino acids, which have been shown to maintain proper skin and tissue function. The bio-availble garlic in this formula has shown amazing immune support in animals by using garlic’s natural properties, which maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract and heart function.
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Garlic For Cats

ProsConsBad Smell/TasteDifficult To AdministerBest UsesComments about Only Natural Pet Brewer’s Yeast & Garlic:I tried several times to give them the yeast with garlic and none of the 5 would eat it. I tried crushing it in their wet food and they would not eat the food at all. In fact, one of my cats tried to cover the bowl as if he were in the litter box.Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)Was this review helpful? Yes / No – You may also flag this review
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ProsDogs’ Fur Is BeautifulDogs Smell GreatEasy To AdministerEffectiveGentleNo More ScratchingNo Side EffectsNot 1 Flea In Over 15 MosConsAbsolutely NoneBest UsesDaily CareComments about Only Natural Pet Brewer’s Yeast & Garlic:Used Revolution for years and would flea comb the dogs 3 times daily. I would usually get about 25 fleas each time off of each dog. It was very frustrating! I started giving my two dogs two tablets daily. I made sure to start these tablets when they were free of fleas. The vet had sold me a type of pill that killed all the fleas. I’m sure it was not good for the dogs. One dog had disgusting fur and skin due to the fleas. Since using brewer’s yeast and garlic tablets, I have not seen a single flea in over 16 months. Not only that, but the dog with the problem now has thick beautiful fur. I never hear or see any scratching. Great product!!! Also I notice a lot less shedding.Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)Was this review helpful? Yes / No – You may also flag this review

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