Dogs health

Question about garlic
by Dennis Fisher.


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Question.  A lot of people tell me that garlic will prevent a dog from getting worms and that it will also prevent fleas.  Is this true or is it just an old wives tale?

Answer:  Although there are many dog people who swear that garlic is an infallible remedy to prevent a flea  infestation, there appears to be no scientific evidenced that this is so; neither is there scientific evidence  that eating garlic  will prevent worms.  But there certainly is no harm in feeding the dog garlic. So many human beings take garlic regularly and are convinced that it is a cure-all.