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Dog Ate Garlic Bread – Is It Good Or Bad For Dogs?

Since you brought home your doggo, have you ever eaten alone? We think not. The moment you start eating, you will feel a big pair of eyes on you, begging for you to share. And, the feeling of being able to share our food with our dogs is priceless. We totally get that!

Dog Ate Garlic Bread

However, the sad part is that dogs and humans are very different, which is why their dietary requirements are different as well. What’s good or healthy for us may be poisonous to them. We are sure you already know about chocolate – a delight for us, a danger for them. Another food that’s on this list is garlic. Garlic, along with the others in the Allium family, should not be fed to dogs under any circumstances. Let’s find out why.

The Bangers Of Feeding Your Dog Garlic 

Garlic, especially as a powder, is toxic to dogs. It is known to cause digestive problems and gastrointestinal distress. Depending on the amount your dog consumed, the dangers can escalate rapidly and may affect the RBC count. 

Symptoms of Garlic Poisoning 

  • Anemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Dehydration
  • Seizures
  • Red or brown urine
  • Blood in the urine
  • Collapse
  • Breathing problems
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Drooling
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Yellow skin and eyes
  • Depression 

The number and intensity of the symptoms will depend on the breed of the dog, his/her size, and the amount of garlic consumed. 

My Dog Ate Garlic Bread – What Should I Do?

The amount of garlic in garlic bread is usually low. But, it can still be dangerous. If you have a large breed and he/she only consumed a small amount, you may see signs of distress and gastric imbalance. It should, however, pass within a day. Vomiting usually happens within the first 30 minutes. That’s all right as well. 

If you have a small breed or if your dog ate a lot of garlic bread, you should rush him/her to the vet immediately. Things can go south very fast in this case, causing multiple problems and immense pain. The vet will conduct a few tests and a physical examination to sketch the course of treatment. Activated charcoal is generally used to remove the toxin from the body. If this doesn’t work, your dog will be admitted for further treatment.

Recovery will depend on the amount of poison in the body.

The silver lining here is that even though garlic poisoning is hazardous and extremely serious, it will not lead to death if you act in a timely fashion. Not getting medical help immediately can, of course, have unspeakable consequences including immense suffering and death.

People also ask

We have answered a few questions related to this topic. Do take a look:

1. Can garlic bread kill a dog?

It can cause weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, and collapse. But a little amount will not kill your dog. If you see any signs of discomfort, please take him/her to the vet immediately.

2. How poisonous is garlic to a dog?

It is very poisonous. Please don’t feed your dog garlic or anything from the Allium family.

3. What happens if a dog eats onion?

Onions are not safe for dogs. A small amount can cause vomiting, diarrhea, etc. while a large amount can lead to serious medical conditions such as hemolytic anemia. 

Conclusion

There should be no confusion or doubt here. Garlic is dangerous to dogs and should not be fed to them under any circumstances. If your dog ate garlic bread by mistake, take him/her to the vet immediately for timely action. 

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Tonya G. Hubbs

Hi, I am Tonya Hubbs. I am a postgraduate in zoology and have a keen interest in animal welfare. Being a mommy to two dogs, Salt and Pepper, have helped me to know about pet care in depth. I write blogs on dogs, cats and other pets to share my knowledge of years with the people. When not writing, you will find me playing with my pets and learning piano.

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