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Old 02-23-2014, 09:12 PM
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Angry PSA: Wellness has garlic in it!

What the &#^$)!

Wellness (at least the Lamb and Barley kind) has garlic powder in it. Which is of course TOXIC to dogs. Glad I've decided to switch food today. Beyond being overpriced, it has toxic ingredients. Small amounts of garlic, yes, but still. Not cool. Figured I'd give a heads up to all that may feed it.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:18 PM
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Quite a few dog foods and supplements contain it. Its toxic sure, in insanely massively huge amounts. It'd be toxic to humans too if we ate it in the same insanely huge quantities.....
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True, very true. I still dislike that a supposed "good food" as a known toxic ingredient even in small doses.
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It's all in the quantities, as with most foods. Huge amounts of garlic, onions and many other common food items are toxic to dogs and humans. The small amounts of garlic found in typical human and dog foods isn't large enough to cause a problem. However, this doesn't stop people from going hysterical about it online.
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The dose makes the toxin. Even water is toxic if you drink enough. The small amount used for flavoring in a food or treats isn't enough to get in a kerfluffle over, IMO.
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just to give you some perspective, vitamin a, d, e are all potentially toxic if given a big enough dose. same with salt and iron... as said it is all about how much garlic...



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just to give you some perspective, vitamin a, d, e are all potentially toxic if given a big enough dose. same with salt and iron... as said it is all about how much garlic...
What does of vit D is toxic? My doctor literally told me I could take a hand full if I forgot because I was low (after bloodwork) so it'd be interesting to see what the other way is...for dogs or humans.
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Fawkse- Quite true. I don't think I have poisoned him or anything. I am just annoyed by it.
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The toxicity comes from the dose, not the ingredient itself. Garlic in low quantities is very low in toxicity, and can actually provide health benefits. Most medications that you take or may give to your dog are like this as well. In some, it's your body reacting to the toxins that actually provides the intended effect.

I'd be willing to bet that just about any dog food you pick up would have a handful of known toxins in it.
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What does of vit D is toxic? My doctor literally told me I could take a hand full if I forgot because I was low (after bloodwork) so it'd be interesting to see what the other way is...for dogs or humans.
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