Garlic is actually only harmful in incredibly large amounts. In small amounts, it offers many health benefits. Many holistic vets and nutritionists include a small amount of garlic in their homemade recipes. The amount of garlic that we include in some of our foods (just 0.25%) is not enough to be harmful even to the smallest of dogs.
Garlic helps the immune system fight infections and disease as it strengthens digestion and stimulates the intestinal tract. Garlic can have a powerful antioxidant effect, which aids white blood cells to fight infections by stimulating other immune cells. It also has anti-fungal and antibiotic properties. Garlic has also been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce the buildup of plaque, regulate blood sugar, prevent blood clots, reduce yeast infections and help prevent cancer. Its strongest affinities are for the liver, blood, cardiovascular system, and immune system.
Garlic contains protein, fiber, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, sodium, vitamin A, thiamine, niacin, taurine, zinc, riboflavin, and many other nutritive compounds.
We have several recipes in our line that are made with a very small quantity of garlic, as well as a selection of recipes that are garlic-free. These diets include:
Grain Free Turkey (Embark): https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dehydrated-grain-free-turkey-dog-food
Grain Free Beef (Love): https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dehydrated-grain-free-beef-dog-food
Whole Grain Chicken (Revel): https://www.thehonestkitchen.com//dehydrated-whole-grain-chicken-dog-food
Whole Grain Beef (Verve): https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dehydrated-whole-grain-beef-recipe-verve
Whole Grain Fish & Oat: https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dehydrated-whole-grain-fish-oat-dog-food
Grain Free Fruit and Veggie Base: https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dehydrated-grain-free-fruit-veggie-base-mix-preference
Whole Grain Veggie Base mix: https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dehydrated-whole-grain-veggie-and-fruit-base-mix
Limited Ingredient recipes: https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dog-food/meals/dehydrated-meals/minimalist-food
Whole Food Clusters:
Grain Free Clusters: https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dog-food/meals/whole-food-clusters
Whole Grain Clusters: https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dog-food/meals/whole-food-clusters/whole-grain-clusters
Here is a helpful link for more info on garlic for dogs: