Is garlic safe for cats? Many pet owners would like to use garlic as a home remedy to improve their cats’ immune function, expel worms, treat parasites, repel fleas, and otherwise improve the pet’s overall health. However, there is some debate as to whether garlic is a safe food or health supplement for cats or pets in general.
For certain, cats are sensitive to garlic. Regular addition of garlic to your pet’s diet can result in blood disorders (anemia) and stomach/digestive issues. However, occasional use may still be safe and effective to treat acute health conditions.
Health Benefits of Garlic for Cats
Cat owners sometimes use minced, fresh garlic as an occasional addition to their pet’s food in order to promote immune function, kill off parasites, detoxify the body, and clean the blood and blood vessels.
Continue reading to learn how Earth Clinic readers have used garlic for their cats and whether there were any side effects.