Garlic – Should You or Shouldn’t You?
Garlic has so many health benefits for pets and adults. Did you know it’s good internally as well as externally? We’ll get into the external later, but today’s topic is what it can do for you taken internally. If you followed our story, you know we took it from Day 1 of our Common Sense Approach to health.
Benefits of Garlic:
- Natural Antibiotic
- Aids in Digestion
- Rich in Vitamins A, B Complex & C, Proteins and Trace Minerals
- Excellent Antibacterial Agent & Antioxidant
- Boosts Liver Function
- Prevents Heart Disease & Cancer
- Acts as a Flea Preventative (Fleas hate the smell of garlic and tend to stay away from a pet that eats it on a regular basis)
- Kills Bacteria, Fungus & Parasites (as well as provide immune support and normalize fats in the system)
A traditional vet will tell you DON’T GIVE GARLIC. Why? Because they don’t want a healthy pet because then you won’t need them anymore!
Of course, garlic is lethal in large doses – that would be for pets and humans alike. We’re not saying to give large amounts. We’re saying to give within reason based on your pet’s weight.
1/8 clove 20 – 25 lbs.
1/4 clove 25 – 50 lbs.
3/4 clove 50 – 75 lbs.
1 clove 100+ lbs.
Start with a fresh clove of garlic, peel and trim ends. Mince, dice or shred over food (we preferred to shred in food). Fresh garlic is best! It’s best if you shred and allow to ferment in the food for approximately 10 minutes before serving or mixing.
Tyson’s Garlic Story
Tyson went cold turkey off all meds and we decided to give this a try. He started with a bacterial skin infection. At this time, the vet recommended high doses of antibiotic. His body was resistant to every type of antibiotic after being on them for so long. We decided to do garlic and did bi-monthly blood work to check his levels. After month 4, we noticed significant improvement in all his levels – this was a huge accomplishment for us because it signified health and wellness.
This is what we did and what worked for us. We give no guarantees as to individual success.