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  •  I've been told that garlic is fine for cats AND (1+ / 0-)
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    dogs, but that onion is very bad...even lethal for both.

    Any botanists here who know how onions and garlic differ?

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:02:53 PM PDT

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    •  I'm going to take (2+ / 0-)
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      the ASPCA's word on this. I keep garlic away from my cats.

      •  Feed my cats only cat food. An interesting bit of (0+ / 0-)

        the ASPCA's answer is that it includes dogs re garlic.  At the Purdue University Vet School (where a dog of mine was a patient) garlic powder is added to food....as an appetite enhancer.

        Onion has dangerous consequences re the blood in both cats and dogs.  I'm just curious what - and if - the difference is between garlic and onion when it comes to cats and dogs.

        "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

        by 417els on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:22:52 PM PDT

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