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24 Jan 2004

does garlic pills given to a dog keep fleas away
1)is it true that garlic pills given to a dog makes the blood sour and helps keep fleas away?

2)if the answer to 1 is yes,is it safe to give a galic tablet daily?

thanks ivan
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01 Jan 0001

I do not think garlic tablets have been scientifically proven to keep fleas away, however many people believe it does. I still prefer to use a well proven and safe treatment, especially the new spot type remedies available from your veterinarian.
I do not know the dose of garlic tablets, however be careful with garlic, especially in small dogs, as it is potentially poisonous (it can destroy the blood cells if taken in excess -the same goes for onions, by the way)

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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