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 Garlic, Onions toxic to our pets! Even small amounts add up.

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PostSubject: Garlic, Onions toxic to our pets! Even small amounts add up.   Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:09 pm

Hi all, I just wanted to warn about the dangers of garlic and onions to our dogs!

Briefly, They contain thiosulphate, which can damage your dogs red blood cells.

I have an article here:

http://suite101.com/article/onion-toxicity-in-dogs-a40917

There are many more articles, much more info on the internet ...I have to log off soon but I wanted to get the thread started.

The main thing is, that garlic and/or onions can sometimes be an almost hidden ingredient in foods such as chicken broth, table scraps, etc.

The ingredient in onions and garlic that can harm our dogs is thiosulphate. Please read the article (link above) to learn more, and I will post more when I have more time.

I know that we used to be told in books, etc, that garlic (or onion) is okay for dogs, but I have since learned that it is not!

I will post again when I have more time -- I have to go offline for now, but please just read the article, and/or google "onions garlic dogs" or whatever.

Even the "no-salt chicken broth" I have been feeding my poor Tundra for eight months contains concentrated onion juice! I didn't know! So that is why I am starting this thread.

gotta go,

-- annie
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