Can dogs eat garlic? No, garlic is highly toxic for dogs. Garlic is 5 times more toxic than onions and need to be avoided in any situation. If your dog consumes garlic then you should immediately consult a vet.
Symptoms After Eating Garlic:
Following are the symptoms to look out for after your dog eats garlic:
- Pale mucous membranes
- Rapid breathing
- Dark colored urine
What Substance is Bad in Garlic?
Garlic contains thiosulfate, which is common in allium family of plants which has onion, garlic etc. Thiosulfate is toxic for dogs but not for humans.
Thiosulfate can cause damage to red blood cells, resulting to anemia. Garlic toxicity also causes symptoms of gastrointestinal upset, including vomiting diarrhea , loss of appetite, abdominal pain, depression, and dehydration.
How much Garlic is Bad for Dogs?
As per some studies, for every Kilogram of dog's weight 15 to 30 grams of garlic will be potent to build up toxicity in blood.
You may read more about it here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2984110/
What to do if your Dog Eats a Garlic?
Please take your dog to a vet immediately since the dog's stomach will need to be rinsed by inducing vomiting before the garlic starts intoxicating your dog or your dog might be given anti-dotes.
Note: Some dogs might show no symptoms after eating grapes but that does not mean than they can be fed grapes. Always avoid feeding grapes to your dogs.