Garlic: Hazardous or Healthy for My Pet?

When it comes to giving human foods to pets, there seems to be a consensus on the risk of some foods or ingredients—like chocolate, grapes, and the artificial sweetener Xylitol—but some disagreement on others. Garlic, for example, is often considered to be hazardous to pets, but some believe that garlic is beneficial in moderation, either to boost the pet’s immune system or as an anti-flea treatment. In this podcast, Dr. Tina Wismer, senior director of veterinary outreach and education at the ASPCA’s Poison Control Center, talks about garlic and pets.