Garlic is poisonous to both dogs and cats if given in a high enough concentration. Garlic is in the onion family, and both garlic and onions are toxic to dogs, cats, and many other animals. In a high enough concentration, ingested garlic or onions can cause red blood cells to breakdown, leading to anemia. Cats are particularly sensitive to its toxic effects but do not worry, there is no garlic in any of Evanger’s cat foods. Garlic is only found in some of our dog foods and is not a main ingredient. In other words, there is not a high enough concentration in Evanger’s dog foods to worry about any ill affects, however, the benefits of garlic are amazing: they boost the Immune System, Fight Bacterial/Viral/Fungal Infections, Enhance Liver Function, and provide Tick/Flea Repellent!
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Cats are often more finicky than dogs, and their nutritional requirements are more complicated. Cats need a considerable amount of vitamin A, which they cannot biosynthesize from carotene, as dogs and humans do. Insufficient amounts may cause loss of hearing as well as problems with skin, bones, and intestinal and reproductive systems. Cats also need taurine. A feline lacking taurine can lose eyesight and could develop cardiomyopathy. Commercial pet-food companies often add taurine obtained from mollusks. James Peden found vegetarian sources of both taurine and vitamin A, plus arachidonic acid, another essential feline nutrient. He then developed veterinarian-approved supplements Vegecat™ and Vegekit™ to add to his recipes.
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Treatment of cat food allergy in dogs is basic. Treatment methods are few and far between, with the one method being to not allow your dog to ingest anymore food that is meant for felines. Treatment methods are:
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