Hey there, New Yorkers! If you're a dog owner, you probably have heard about different foods that aren't good for your dog. But have you ever wondered if garlic is safe for your furry friend? Well, here's the scoop.

According to Better Pet, garlic can be harmful to our canine companion because it has thiosulfate, which is toxic to dogs. The danger level of garlic depends on a few things: The size of your dog, the amount of garlic they've eaten and whether it's powdered or fresh all are factors.

It takes a lot of garlic to make a dog seriously ill, but it's best to be on the side of caution and see your vet if you think your dog has eaten garlic. Keep this in mind, garlic is often found in human food recipes.

So, unless you know exactly what's in your food, it's best to avoid feeding them any people food. We want to keep our furry friends happy and healthy!

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Here are the numbers. Eating 2 grams of garlic for every pound of your dog's weight is enough to cause garlic toxicity or other problems. This includes onions and leeks too. So, if your dog weighs around 25 pounds, eating ten cloves or half a bulb of garlic could be a big problem and you need to get them to the vet right away.

Here's another potential problem. Garlic powder is even more concentrated and potent. Just ⅛ teaspoon of garlic powder is equal to one clove of garlic. Most cases of garlic toxicity in pets are actually due to concentrated forms like dehydrated flakes, powders, and dry soup mixes.

Symptoms of Garlic Poisoning in Dogs

Here are some of the symptoms of garlic poisoning in dogs. Gastrointestinal issues include vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain that could cause organ failure severe cases.

It's important to keep an eye out for lethargy, pale gums, changes in the color of your dog's urine, eating less, difficulty breathing, and other unusual behaviors. If you see any of these symptoms, get ahold of your veterinarian fast.

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