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  • no, but it makes him tastier to the fleas. they like the garlic flavor.
    • C3Po
      haha uh oh. plus a dog with garlic breath? yikes...
  • No, but it makes his vet wear a gas mask.
  • Feeding your pet good quality food is not just the right thing to do, it can also provide better protection against fleas. Poor nutrition can make your pet more susceptible to fleas, since a healthy animal is less appealing to adult fleas. Ask your vet for recommendations. Both garlic and yeast can help to naturally protect your pet from fleas. Cat owners should be aware, however, that garlic is toxic to cats, and can damage their red blood cells. Brewer's yeast can be used for both dogs and cats. Use about one teaspoon for cats and small dogs, and about a tablespoon for a fifty pound dog. If your pet develops a skin rash, they may be allergic to yeast
  • In addition to cats having bad reactions to garlic, some dogs also can develop problems with toxic build up from too much garlic. That being said, NO it will not prevent fleas, I've never known brewers yeast to have a high success rate either, but the B.Y. does add a nice polished look to the coat...in small amounts. Most dogs like garlic, and can tolerate small amounts, from time to time. I've added to my Hannah's food, on occasion. For SAFE non-toxic flea and tick protection look into buying some NEEM OIL and use that as either a drop on the back of the neck and one more at the other end, about every 1 to 3 weeks depending upon the degree of pest infestation you have. You can also buy NEEM soap to wash your companion animals with...dogs, horses, cats AND YOURSELF TOO! (with NO poison!) http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp;jsessionid=IG3N454VK2OXQCQUC4WVAFQKCQL1AUNE?id=JZ-1010 http://www.nutritiongeeks.com/details2.asp?Prod=neem-oil-now-1&Prodgp=neem-oil-now&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=14449 Add a few drops to some water in a small spray bottle and instant fly and skeeter repellent is born! Keep in mind, no matter what the food, or substance is SOMEONE "OUT THERE" WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE REACTION AT SOME POINT IN TIME...although, as yet, I've not heard of anyone having a negative reaction of any sort to Neems....the rule of thumb says that the above is true.
  • Garlic repels fleas. Not to metion it does get rid of worms your dog could get. My great grandfather gave a teaspoon of garlic to his dog and his sheep to keep fleas ticks and worms away form his livestock. My grandmother breeded poodles and did the same. My father has used it on his dogs as well. And yes I use it on my american pit bulls. In four generations it has been use and none of our animals have ever died or gotten sick.
  • Garlic does not work and any member of the onion family is a no-no for dogs as it can be toxic, along with chocolate and raisins. It doesn't repel them and it certainly doesn't kill them. Feeding the dog a natural good quality diet does make a dog less likely to be tempting to a flea as they do prefer unhealthy dogs for some reason. Fleas and other parasites got for the unhealthy, weak and young, those with immune systems not up to par. SO making your dog as healthy as possible is the best flea remedy. There are a few natural or herbal ways to keep fleas away but they don't work totally. They work some of the time, for some dogs and cats. You can mix cut-up lemons with boiling water and let it sit overnight. Now you can use it in a spray bottle. Spray your dog around his ears and neck, not in his eyes of course. And spray all along his back to his tail dock area and don't forget his armpits and belly. Anywhere you'd expect to find fleas. Shake some tea tree oil and almond oil with 10 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of cedarwood oil. Put a few drops where you'd put Frontline like aaround the neck and tail dock area couple times a week. If your dog is of collie mix don't use tea tree oil as they ae a bit sensitive to it. Just use the almond oil. You can also make a tea tree oil and water spray for non-collie dogs. Crumbling pennyroyal or placing some in in his bed is a good idea, too. You can sprinkle pennyroyal on your carpeet and then vacuum up a few hours later. Plant it around your yard or kennel as fleas don't like it.
  • Maybe - do fleas stay on the dog if the dog has been killed? (Too much Garlic can kill dogs... Safer to just not feed it to them... lol)
  • No, all you will do is make the dog do horrible garlicky smelling farts !
  • Garlic in small amounts will not hurt your dog, but I'm not sure it does much to repel fleas. The best remedy I have found for fleas is Joy lemon dish detergent. About a capful instead of shampoo on your dog and the fleas will vacate instantly. Also pennyroyal is an excellent flea repellant grown in the yard or near the dog's bedding. I have recently starting making my Shih Tzu's food myself to help her with skin allergies. I boil chicken thigh-leg quarters for about an hour, and remove the bones. Chop the meat and return it to the broth. Make sure you have at least 3 cups of liquid and add 1-1/2 c. cheap rice, 1/2 c. frozen veggies and a dash of garlic salt. GiGi loves it and we are not feeding her poisonous, chemically-laden commercial dog food which has been proven to be toxic to many animals. Since starting this new diet, her coat looks better, she is scratching less and has more energy and is more playful and more importantly, the hot spots are disappearing.
  • Garlic has never been proven to repel or kill fleas on your dog (or cat). Also like onions it is highly toxic to your pet. It destroys the red blood cells which make your dog suspectible to other diseases and it causes vomitting, diahrea and bloody stools. I have found that the best cure for fleas is Frontline (there are other products like Frontline but they do not work as well, this I found out the hard way). You can buy it at a pet store or from your vet and the vet usually gurantees it (at least mine does) and it is not very expensive, about $15.00 for a 60+ pound dog, cheaper for dogs that weigh less. It kills fleas and their larva and it prevents reproduction when they jump on your furniture or carpet (it also helps with ticks and stops mosquitos from biting your dog, which can cause heartworm). To treat fleas I give my dog a bath with a vet recommened flea shampoo before applying Frontline. I then wash and dry their bedding in hot water and high heat and spray their cages with a pet safe flea pesticide. I give my house a good cleaning, take my dogs to the park for a few hours and bomb my house with flea bombs while I'm gone. It also helps to spray your yard with a flea pesticide if your yard is not to big (this also helps with mosquitos and ticks). This also is inexpensive, about $6.00 depending on the size of your yard and you can buy it at Home Depot or Lowe's. This is a lot of work, but if your like me, fleas totally gross me out and the dogs scratching all the time drives me nuts! Plus, I get that itchy feeling when I know they have fleas. Hope this answer is helpful.
  • Yes, garlic is known to help prevent fleas on dogs. Garlic has long been heralded with repelling bloodsuckers. Fleas beware! By keeping garlic in your dog's diet, he'll stay free of evil bloodsuckers that are out to make a meal out of him. A word of caution however, although garlic, in small amounts, is beneficial to a dog, too much has a toxic effect. If you're concerned about the amount your dog may be recieving, please do not hesitate to contact a homeopathic veterinarian for the correct amount for your dog's weight. Brewer's yeast is another food additive that naturally repels fleas. It should be noted, however, that neither of these natural additives will get rid of already-established fleas, but they do help prevent them from infesting. For dogs it does even more: 1. Keeps dogs from having worms and gets rid of worms that are there. 2. Keeps fleas and ticks off dogs by getting into the dog's system and creating a garlic odor that fleas and ticks detect and avoid the dog altogether. (Don't worry, your dog won't smell like garlic. Humans can't detect the garlic odor on the dog but the insects sure will!) 3. Reduces a dog's cholesterol level for good heart function. Garlic Juice is easiest way to give garlic to your dog, here's how most kennels and dog owners do it: Spray or pour garlic into the dog's food, mix well into the food. Here's the recommended daily dosage: 5-20 lb. dogs - 4 sprays or 1/4 ounce in food daily. 21-50 lb. dogs - 6 sprays into food and mix well. 51 lbs. and over dogs 8 sprays into food and mix well.
  • If you want try using Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Rather than use commercial sprays, powders, pills or collars that use very toxic chemicals to kill fleas and ticks, many people prefer to take a more natural holistic approach. According to Martin Goldstein, DVM, some of these products could also be harmful to your pets. As an alternative, Roger DeHaan, DVM, suggests using a homemade shampoo and rinse that kills fleas and at the same time soothes irritated skin: Add to an 8-ounce bottle of your favorite pet shampoo, 10 drops of tea tree oil and one tablespoon (15 ml) of aloe vera and shake well. Shampoo your pet as you would normally then wait for 6-10 minutes. Rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water. (1 tablespoon ACV to 1 pint of water) For minor flea infestations, another recommendation involves washing your pet with a gentle shampoo, followed by a thorough rinse then spraying on apple cider vinegar diluted with an equal amount of warm water. Allow the pet to drip or shake dry. The fleas will drown in the soapy shampoo water and the vinegar rinse will acidify your pet's skin making it very unattractive to other fleas and ticks.
  • Don't try garlic. Wash your dog in Dawn dishsoap! Thats the best thing you can do for flees.
  • Probably not, but it will cure any vampire problems he might be having.
  • First things first: large quantities of garlic can result in anaemia and lethargy in canids and felids. Secondly, no. Although holistic treatments can be effective, feeding garlic to a dog does not kill fleas. It acts similarly to bananas for mosquito repellant: it carries compounds that will travel in the bloodstream (hence the problem with anaemia) and make the animal in question less palatable to yeast. If you're looking for flea/tick control, honestly? Just use a commercial product so long as you get it from a licensed veterinarian (if you don't, it is quite risky). Frontline works just fine and I prefer Advantage Multi as it tackles heartworms too. Dewormers like Interceptor are good too. I say this from the vantage of being a veterinary assistant; I will say that holistic medicine can be both effective and less risky in some cases, and is not to be frowned upon. However, garlic just makes for yucky supper for fleas.
  • despite what the vets and drug companies say (it is income for them remember), garlic does repel fleas...my mother is 50 and has used that as a repellent always...no fleas...i have 3 large dogs (80-125 lbs) and give them 1/2 tsp of garlic in meal every day...even in winter...they are healthy and active...and to say it is toxic is a laugh...did you ever see your dog eat grass when his tummy is upset? do you think there is not onion grass there? lol...btw, my dogs range from 6 to 13...so i think it says much
  • My dachshund takes a garlic pill everyday.She does not have fleas or any worms.
  • No, but there are chemicals in garlic that naturally repel fleas. It will also give your dog weird gas.

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