Message Number: YG2412 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-04-10 06:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Garlic & Other Goodies.)

Ed and Mr. Sidsel,

> > Is garlic bad for ferrets, or would they benefit from it the same
> > way horses and dogs do?

FYI, garlic can lead to damage to the intestinal tract if given in
large amounts. Unfortunately, I have not seen any studies showing
safe amounts. Yes, my dogs get garlic tablets daily, but my ferrets
don't. Ferrets have a much shorter digestive tract, and more chance
for an adverse reaction, in my opinion.
Just my $0.02,

-Dr. Karen
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