Garlic does kill fleas if they ingest it. However, it is more likely that the flea will smell the garlic odor from the skin and chose to dine elsewhere. I have 3 roughly 70 pound dogs who each get a fresh clove of raw garlic everyday. I chop it up because they eat it a little easier. My dogs are extremely healthy and I've never seen a dog that was allergic to the garlic. If that is a concern for you start with just a little and keep an eye out for a change in behavior. Itching probably won't be a good indicator because as you said the dog has fleas and will already be itching. Also, add about 1 tbsp per quart of apple cider vinegar (organic is best) to drinking water. It adds acidity to the skin further discouraging biting insects. I say this because both the garlic and vinegar repel mosquitoes as well. The lemon spray from the last post is a great help.
In theory, you can give your dog garlic but it won't necessarily kill fleas, but just repel them when it is excreted through the skin at a later stage (as an odor). If you were going to feed your dog garlic (or brewers yeast) I would tend to buy it in a tablet form and not use raw cloves of garlic.
To be honest though, a proper diet for your dog would serve it best rather than feeding it garlic. Poor nutrition in your dog makes it a more appealing candidate for fleas, as fleas tend to go for unhealthy dogs.
There is also the possibility that your dog could have an alergic reation to garlic, so personally, I wouldn't want to take that risk with my pet.
[Edit] In regards to home remedies, you could try these although they don't always give you the best results:
- mix cut-up lemons with boiling water and let it sit overnight. Put it into a spray bottle and spray your dog around his ears and neck (be careful of his eyes). Spray along his back to his tail and under the legs and belly.
- mix some tea tree oil with almond oilm, add 10 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of cedarwood oil. Put a few drops where you'd put around the neck and tail area two times a week. If your dog has collie blood don't use teatree oil as they can be sensitive to it (you can use the almond oil). A teatree oil and water spray is good for non collie dogs.
- Crumbling pennyroyal where he lays can work too. Try sprinkling it on your carpet and vacuum it up a few hours later. You can also plant it around your garden (or the dogs kennel if your dog has one) as fleas don't like it.
No you can give garlic to dog to help get rid of fleas.
Garlic isn't toxic to dogs, its added to several dog foods for flea control. It doesnt kill the fleas it just makes the blood taste bad to them. Grapes and chocolate are toxic however
Just for short time period it will not but excessive can harm
Garlic can if given too much can cause anemia in dogs and cats
Give your dog frontline plus. It wont keep fleas or ticks from biting but it will kill them os soon as they dink the blood. It'll stop flea eggs nowfrom hatching. You must fumigate the house to kill the infestation there now but after that frontline will control any future infestations. If you have cats, give it to them too. Once a month on the back of the neck.
A small daily dose with food or garlic tablets are good for repelling fleas.
According to the ASPCA garlic should not be given to pets.
I read that garlic, onions and chocolate are something you should NEVER allow your dog to eat, be it pills or on food. It harms your dogs kidneys, liver, or both.
No you can give garlic to dog to help get rid of fleas.so that it will not get any fleas
Chocolate will not kill a dog or harm a dog.....my dog is 15 years old and has ate chocolate a billion times...still live and kicking so don't believe everything you hear or read
I'm not sure.. Though I don't recommend it.
No.. Dogs r very allergic to garlic.. It will make them very ill and possibly kill them..