Denes have been producing herbal remedies including Garlic (as a separate herbal product) and adding Garlic into our pet foods since 1951. Our heritage demonstrates that we have considerable experience in this field. Consequently despite what you may read, Garlic is safe for dogs and cats as a both a herbal remedy and as an addition to our foods. To support this we have had no health issues relating to our Garlic products over the 65 years that we have been in business.
Sadly the bad press from garlic stems from experiments carried out many years ago which involved feeding very large amounts of garlic to animals over a prolonged period of time and then looking at what changes occurred in the body. In effect, they were poisoned with garlic in quantities far in excess of those which would be given as either a herbal treatment or added to food to enhance its flavour.
Based on these facts and our experience we are happy to continue to recommend that garlic is used both as a dietary supplement and as a herbal medicine.
Although garlic probably originates from India or Central Asia, it was introduced into this country by the Romans. Garlic has since become one of the best known of all herbs. Its name is derived from the Anglo Saxon word “garleac” meaning spear and the word “leac” meaning leek, supposedly referring to garlic resembling a leek with spearheads like cloves.
Garlic is one of the few herbs to have gained universal recognition and use in both the medicinal and culinary spheres. It was used as a food by the Egyptians and during the first and second world wars, garlic was applied to infected wounds to help stop the spread of germs and to stop gangrene from developing. Garlic is also one of the herbs to have been extensively researched. Using modern analytical methods, it has been possible to find out why this remedy is so effective in resolving many common ailments.
It is the bulb, which is comprised of individual cloves, that is used medicinally and which contains a compound known as alliin. This substance is broken down when the bulb or cloves are either disrupted or broken, to form a pungent compound known as allicin. This is the main active medicinal component. As well as alliin, garlic also contains a potent essential oil, a gloopy substance known as mucilage and various amino acids and vitamins.
Denes Garlic Oil Capsules can be given on a regular basis to support the immune system and to help maintain general good health. Denes Garlic Oil Capsules can also be used to deter parasites and to help treat common skin, digestive and respiratory problems.
For external use, Denes Liquid Garlic can be applied locally to help clean wounds and minor abrasions. Liquid Garlic can also be combed through the coat to ward of fleas and diluted with water to clean the teeth and gums.
Available in packs of 120 capsules
Animals from 6 months of age can be given the recommended dose:
|Cats, toy and small dogs||½ capsule daily|
|Medium dogs||1 capsule daily|
|Large dogs||2 capsules daily|
|Very large dogs||3 capsules daily|
The capsules can be pierced and the contents added to food. Soften the capsule by warming it in the palm of your hand for a minute or so, before piercing it with the tip of a sharp knife.
Those animals between two and five months of age should be given half the recommended dosage.
Also available: Denes Liquid Garlic
Available in 100ml pump action spray bottles for external use.
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