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GARLIC too valuable to be on this list
by: Anonymous

I have to agree with the commenter before me - garlic is an extremely potent anti-biotic for both humans and dogs. It has saved my dog many times too and he is old as well - 17 years old. I am not sure yet about cats and so haven't given it to my cat, but will continue research on that.

One thing - it must be not only raw garlic, but also fresh for maximum effect. Not raw garlic in a jar that's already been chopped up or made into pills. The reason is once you crush or chop a clove, there are two elements in it that combine to create a third (bad memory, but I think that 3rd may be called allicin) & it is this 3rd ingredient that does the work. Once you have broken the clove, for maximum potency to build, wait 10 minutes before eating or giving to your dog. Important....it must be used within an hour of cutting or it will lose its potency.

Raw garlic burns, but don't try to get some that doesn't burn so much - I have found that the more it burns, the stronger it is. You can chop & mix with peanut butter, or food your dog likes so they will eat it. My crazy dog will eat a clove raw, but most won't. It is still being determined the many things it is good for besides infection, so it is the first thing I try when my dog is ailing and 9 times out of 10 it fixes him up.

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Garlic is powerful dog medicine
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I would question garlic being on your list of 17. Raw garlic is a very powerful anti-biotic among other things. It has saved my dog many times. (By the way, he is 16 years old.)

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orrange stools
by: Anonymous

i feed my cat on carrots ,boiled rice ,boiled chicken ,merrows,and yogourt .
i don't know why her stools are orange but well formed and smell terribly bad .
Cann you tell me what's wrong ?
Natzou

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no fats for cats
by: Anonymous

i've found that high fat food can cause severe diarrhea to cats , thank God i was able to rescue her soon , so foods high in fats have to be avoided as well .

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Cats
by: Anonymous

i found out that if you give a cat SOME milk chocolate occasionally, it doesn't really affect them. Maybe it depends on the cat. Mine drank cow's milk all the time as a kitten, and she grew up healthy, without diarrhea, like books and the internet says will happen. Maybe she grew up with a strong stomach.
Fat foods are probably not toxic, but bad, for animals, because of the high fat content. i think it might cause something dangerous to the pet.

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No processed cheese! and better quality food = healthier cat
by: Anonymous

My cat was begging for a taste when I opened a box of instant macaroni and cheese. He wanted the sauce, of course. I let him eat a tiny quantity - about 1/4 tsp. This stuff is of course not pure cheese, and I am not sure dairy is all that great for cats anyway. The next morning he vomited - the only time he has ever done that.
Also, he was overeeating, and I was overfeeding him because I thought he was that hungry. I had been using cheap catfood, but read on this site somewhere that those cheap foods have grain fillers in them that cats don't digest well. I switched to a more expensive cat food, (organic as well) and he eats less of it and seems satisfied, so in the end it might not be that much more expensive.

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Sugar Free Gum
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Xylitol which is a commonly used sugar substitute in chewing gum is highly toxic in dogs and can cause fatal liver damage.

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Womiting is dangerouse.
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At one time or another your cat may have a bout of vomiting . Usually he'll have eaten something disagreeable, eaten too much or too fast, played too soon after eating or any number of non-serious conditions. Vomiting may be a sign of a very minor problem. Or it may be a sign of something very serious.

Vomiting (emesis) is the act of expelling contents from the stomach through the mouth. It's a reflex act, involving a triggering stimulus (such as inflammation of the stomach), the central nervous system and abdominal muscles that work together to expel the contents from the stomach. There are multiple causes of vomiting. An occasional, infrequent isolated episode of vomiting is usually normal

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also harmful to tiny dogs
by: Susan

I have discovered that my yorkie cannot tolerate nuts of any type, they stay undigested in his gut causing vomiting for up to a week until the nut is out of his system. I also discovered that mashed potato is also unsuitable and makes him vomit.

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