Thursday, October 6, 2011

Garlic Yes or NO?

Ever since I started my first biscuit baking, I never stop; for one reason this is TOto's vitamin biscuits! Initially we are skeptical whether this pills does work on TOto but on a few occassion that I didn't bake these biscuits; TOto brought home 'Puppy warts'.Canine papilloma virus is contagious and high likely TOto got it from daycamp or dogparks! The first time when TOto gotten them at the mouth, we are so worried we research frantically! We almost brought him to the Vet as an EMERGENCY CASE in the middle of the night!

Is Garlic Good or Bad for Dogs? claims that garlic boosts immunities, fights infection, enhances liver function, lowers blood fats, and repels ticks and fleas, yet cautions that large doses given to dogs on a regular basis can cause oxidative damage to red blood cells leading to Heinz-body anemia and even death. They also caution that puppies under the age of 8 weeks, dogs scheduled for surgery, and those with pre-existing anemia should not be given garlic.

The 2nd time I stop baking, TOto again gotten them on his 'FACE'! Geeesh, from then onward, this is a STAPLE and I have found the 'correct' dosage for TOto! There is one time I over-dosage the biscuit on the Garlic Pills and if TOto had more than 2 of the biscuit at one time, he will start vomiting! I had to threw that batch away and re-bake. After the 2nd recurrence of the Canine papilloma virus, even my Husband is a convert and will remind me that my biscuit is running low ...

This is the best combo for TOto; 6 Garlic Oil Perles Softgels, and 6 salmon oil Softgels .
His favorite is still, Peanut Butter and I added Apple sauce this time round!
Ingredient (Estimation) : 1 cup of wholewheat flour, 1 mashed banana, 1/4 cup of Peanut Butter, 1/4 cup of Apple sauce, 1 tbsp of flaxseed and 1/4 cup of Rolled Oats.
I slow baked them using 320C for first 30minutes and 300C for another 30minutes! Make sure the biscuit are dry enough to last for at least a month! And one cup of flour usually yield 2 cups of biscuits!

The most time-consuming part of the baking is ROLLING them into individual 1/2tsp of balls! But TOto loves them when I throw the biscuit and the biscuit bounces everywhere. He will think that the biscuit is a little hamster and start chasing and capturing the biscuit and then throwing the biscuit about and playing with the biscuit for sometime before he devour his 'prey'! It is so satisfying watching him play with this special treat like there is a 'ritual' right before he eat Mammeee's love biscuit!
Please understand this is based on our own experience.


  1. I haven't been able to do much research on garlic for dogs but, from the small amount of readings I've done so far, I think a bit of garlic could be beneficial. Besides garlic, there are also other supplements for dogs such as fish oil and glucosamine! There is so much to learn about doggie healthcare. Looks like I have more homework to do ;)

  2. @Maple's momsie,
    I think I saw the garlic 'arguement' when doing the research for his puppy warts :( and since alot of people says the warts can just go away without seeing the vet, i just let it go but I am still worried because it meant TOto's immunity is weak! So I start reading what kind of home remedy can help especially TOto goes to daycamp and dogpark ALOT and is always PLAYING with everyone! So his exposure rate is so much higher!

    I think the difficult part is getting the dosage just right for your dog. I read some people give their dogs raw garlic!!

    I guess Fish oil is not as 'Toxic' as garlic oil easier to manage!

    Another supplement, you can consider would be brewers yeast, we almost got that for TOto for his flea prevention home remedy!