Ingredient Spotlight: Garlic

 Bug Off Garlic is celebrating more than 20 years of natural bug protection.

Garlic is known to have many health benefits, especially for healthy heart and blood function. But that's not all. According to WebMD, "garlic has more than 40 other healthy compounds, such as arginine, oligosaccharides, flavonoids, and selenium. Experts say any of them, or mixtures of them, could be why garlic supports good health."

Best of all, garlic is also nature's insect repellent. Products with high-dietary-sulfur garlic, such as Bug Off Garlic, represent a powerful and safe way to protect your horse, dog, or cat from fleas, ticks, and other biting insects BEFORE they bite. This is important because many popular insect control products use pesticides to kill insects on animals AFTER they bite, and that means after the potentially infectious fluid exchange between the insect and the animal has already occurred.

The science behind the supplement

When a relatively small amount of high-dietary-sulfur garlic is ingested by an animal, the animal will naturally emit a smell that confuses the prey-sensing organs of biting insects. It's a smell too subtle for the poorly developed sense of smell of most humans, but it's an odor that baffles bugs. Essentially, when biting insects smell the CO2 exhaled by animals, they know they've found a blood meal, and garlic blocks this prey-detection system. Best of all, Bug Off Garlic doesn't come with the dangerous and painful side effects known to sprays and spot-on chemicals for flea and tick control.

Bug Off Garlic is sold in granule form (for horses, dogs, and cats), chewable tablets (for dogs) in various convenient sizes, as well as capsules for people.

Related Reading

Frequently Asked Questions About Garlic
Garlic: Friend Or Foe? by Dr. Deva Khalsa, featured in Dogs Naturally Magazine
EPA Report: Spot-on Pesticides Linked to Pet Death
Garlic Studies

Springtime uses the highest-quality, human-grade garlic -- third-party tested for potency, purity, and safety. Below you will find more information on Springtime products containing garlic:

  • Bug Off Garlic Chewables

    Springtime

    Bug Off Garlic Chewables

    Celebrating more than 22 years of natural bug protection!

    Springtime Bug Off Garlic Chewables for Dogs is a safe, natural, flea and tick repellent. Liver-flavored Bug Off Garlic Chewable tablets are convenient and easy-to-give. These garlic pills for fleas provide a 24-hour shield against fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes, and more.

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    Human-grade garlic granules pressed into a chewable tablet, with real beef liver, for a safe and effective 24-hour shield against fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes, and more.
    • Buy two jars of 180 get TWO FREE
    • $0.07/tablet
    • Qty
    • $48.00
    • Buy two jars of 360 get TWO FREE
    • $0.05/tablet
    • Qty
    • $72.00
    • Buy one jar of 1,000 get ONE FREE
    • $0.04/tablet
    • Qty
    • $86.00
    • 180 tablets
    • $0.13/tablet
    • Qty
    • $24.00
    • 360 tablets
    • $0.10/tablet
    • Qty
    • $36.00
    • 1000 tablets
    • $0.09/tablet
    • Qty
    • $86.00
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  • Bug Off Garlic for Dogs

    Springtime

    Bug Off Garlic for Dogs

    Celebrating more than 22 years of natural bug protection!

    Springtime Bug Off Garlic Granules for Dogs is a safe, natural, flea and tick repellent. Air-dried garlic granules provide a 24-hour shield against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and other biting insects.

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    Air dried garlic granules provide a safe and effective 24-hour shield against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and other biting insects.
    • Buy two 2.5 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.04/scoop
    • Qty
    • $48.00
    • 2.5 lb
    • $0.06/scoop
    • Qty
    • $24.00
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  • Bug Off Garlic for Horses

    Springtime

    Bug Off Garlic for Horses

    Celebrating more than 22 years of natural bug protection!

    Air-dried garlic granules provide a safe 24-hour shield against flies, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, "no see ums," and other biting insects. Excellent for horsefly control!

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    Air-dried garlic granules provide a safe 24-hour shield against flies, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, "no see ums," and other biting insects. Excellent for horsefly control!
    • Buy two 5 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.23/scoop
    • Qty
    • $72.00
    • Buy two 10 lb tubs get ONE FREE
    • $0.20/scoop
    • Qty
    • $130.00
    • Buy two 27.5 lb tubs get ONE FREE
    • $0.19/scoop
    • Qty
    • $330.00
    • Buy two 55 lb tubs get ONE FREE
    • $0.17/scoop
    • Qty
    • $605.00
    • 5 lb
    • $0.34/scoop
    • Qty
    • $36.00
    • 10 lb
    • $0.31/scoop
    • Qty
    • $65.00
    • 27.5 lb
    • $0.28/scoop
    • Qty
    • $165.00
    • 55 lb
    • $0.26/scoop
    • Qty
    • $302.50
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  • Garlic Capsules

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    Garlic Capsules

    Garlic is a natural way to support immune health and deter biting insects.*

    Supports and boosts the functions of the immune system, and with regular daily use helps deter biting insects

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    Garlic is a natural way to support immune health and deter biting insects.*
    • Buy two jars of 180 get ONE FREE
    • $0.06/capsule
    • Qty
    • $32.00
    • Buy two jars of 360 get ONE FREE
    • $0.05/capsule
    • Qty
    • $54.00
    • 180 capsules
    • $0.09/capsule
    • Qty
    • $16.00
    • 360 capsules
    • $0.08/capsule
    • Qty
    • $27.00
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