Springtime Bug Off Garlic Granules for Dogs is a safe, natural, flea and tick deterrent. Air-dried garlic granules provide a 24-hour shield against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and other biting insects.
- Product Highlights
Veterinarians versed in natural alternatives use garlic in their private practices throughout the world. Although best known for its health protective properties, garlic has been used as an insect deterrent for centuries. Springtime's air-dried garlic takes that benefit to a new level and is far safer than many chemical products. You may use Bug Off for Dogs with total confidence.
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Directions for Use: Daily Maintenance: Good: One scoop ( 3 grams) per 60 lb body weight daily.
Better: Two scoops per 60 lb
Best: Three scoops per 60 lb
Best Dose is recommended for areas of high infestation. Recommended: Please start with a sprinkle the first days and increase gradually to the best amount for your dog's weight. It may take 2-4 weeks to maximize protection. Year-round use is recommended, as is increasing the dosage in the spring and fall when insects tend to surge.
Warnings: Not for human consumption. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
PRODUCT SIZE COMPARISON
|Buy two 2.5 lb. get one free||1,134||5¢||$8.26||$62.00|
|Active Ingredients per scoop (3 g):|
|Garlic (Allium sativum)||3,000 mg||Inactive ingredients: None.|
|Cautions: If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. Should not be used in pre-existing anemia or prior to surgery.|
Bug Off Garlic is Safe for Dogs
A Japanese study* proves that garlic toxicity is almost impossible to reach.
Dose - 1/2 lb (equal to about 78 cloves) per 100 lbs body weight is the amount force-fed to study dogs each day for seven straight days. (3 1/2 lbs total equal to 546 raw cloves per 100 lbs bodyweight)
Result - Microscopic examination of subject dogs' blood showed oxidative damage to a small percentage of red blood cells. No dog was anemic. No dog was reported to show sickness, weakness, or other negative signs. Researchers guessed that continued feeding would eventually cause anemia.
*Lee, K.W., Yamato, O., Tajima, M., Kuraoka, M., Omae, S., Meade,Y. "Hematologic changes associated with the appearance of eccentrocytes after intragastric administration of garlic extracts to dogs."American Journal of Veterinary Research. November 2000. Vol. 61, No. 11, 1446-1450.
• Springtime, Inc. is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the researchers or publishers of this study.
Conclusion - In my opinion, it is extremely unlikely that any dog would ever voluntarily eat the amount of raw garlic necessary to reach the minimum toxic dose. Most natural veterinarians who recommend feeding raw garlic stay well under 10% of that amount.
Bug Off Garlic air-dried powder is virtually impossible to overfeed. Raw garlic contains about eight times the amount of allicin (oxidative compound)** found in air-dried garlic powder. Increasing the dose eight times means you'd have to give more than 4 lbs of Bug Off Garlic per 100 lbs of body weight per day. Normal usage is less than 1% of that amount. Bug Off Garlic is absolutely safe for everyday, year round use.
Dennis Hampt, Owner/President of Springtime since 1979.
**Pearson, Wendy. "Garlic (Allium Sativum) for Horses: In Vitro Antibacterial Activity and In Vivo Toxicity." Professor M.I. Lindinger. University of Guelph, 2003.
Toxicity is Dose Dependent
A central concept of toxicology is that effects are dose-dependent; even water can lead to water intoxication when taken in large enough doses, whereas for even a very toxic substance such as snake venom there is a dose below which there is no detectable toxic effect.
"Toxicity." Wikipedia.1 December 2009 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicity
Household Products That Can Be Toxic to Pets:
Garlic: The Science and Therapeutic Application of Allium sativum L. and Related Species Second Ed.
Heinrich P. Koch, Ph.D., M.Pharm.
Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biopharmaceutics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Larry D. Lawson, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Murdock Madaus Schwabe Group, Springvale, Utah
Williams & Wilkens, Baltimore, Maryland, 1996.
Insecticidal and Repellent Effects
Hills, L.D. (1972) Will garlic replace DDT? Org. Garden. Farm (Sept.)
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Bhuyan, M., Saxena, B.N., and Rao, K.M. (1974) Repellent properties of iol fraction of garlic. Allium sativum Linn. Indian J. Exp. Bio. 12:575-576.
Sakai, I. (1992b) Allicin-containing pesticide for golf course greens. Japan. Patent 92 05 211. Chem. Abst. 116 (1992) 168 344.
Weisler, R. (1989) Systemic insect repellent composition comprising vitamin B1 and allyl sulfide. U.S.A. Patent 4 876 090. Chem. Abst. 112
Population Studies - Low cancer rates associated with regular garlic consumption.
Dorant, E., van den Brandt. P.A., and Goldbohm, R.A. (1994b) A prospective cohort study on Allium vegetable consumption, garlic supplement use, and the risk of lung carcinoma in the Netherlands. Cancer Res. 54:6148-6153.
Yang, C.S., Wang, Z.Y., and Hong, J.Y., (1994b) Inhibition of tumorigenesis by chemicals from garlic and tea. In: Advances in experimental medicine and biology: diet and cancer: markers, prevention, and treatment. M.M. Jacobs, ed. Plenum, New York, pp. 113-122. Chem. Abst. 122 (1995) 22 889.
Caldwell, D.R. and Danzer, C.J. (1988) Effects of allyl sulfides on the growth of predominant gut anaerobes. Curr. Microbiol. 16:237-241. Chem. Abst. 108 (1988) 146 953.
Abdullah, T.H., Kandil, O., Elkadi, A., and Carter, J. (1988) Garlic revisited: therapeutic for the major diseases of our times? J. Nat. Med. Assoc. 80:439-445. Chem. Abst. 109 (1988) 21 973. Int. Pharm. Abst. 26 (1989) 2286.
Immune Stimulant Effects of Garlic: Animal and In Vitro Studies
Nakata, T. (1973) Effects of fresh garlic extract on tumor growth. Nippon Eiseigaku Zasshi (Jap. J. Hyg.) 27:538-543. Chem. Abst. 79 (1973) 111 680 (Japanese).
Nakata, T., and Fujiwara, M. (1975) Adjuvent action of garlic sugar solu-tion in animals immunized with Ehrlich ascites tumor cells attenuated with allicin. Gann 66:417-419.
Weisberger, A.S., and Pensky, J. (1957) Tumor-inhibiting effects derived from an active principle of garlic (Allium sativum). Science 126:1112-1114.
Effect of garlic on tumors in mice and rats
Kametani, T., Fukumoto, K., and Umezawa, O. (1959) Studies on anticancer agents. I. Synthesis of various alkyl thiosulfinates and tumor-inhibiting effect. Yakugaku Kenkyu (Jap. J. Pharm. Chem.) 31:60-74. Chem. Abst. 54 (1960) 11 018 (Japanese).
Hirsch, A.F., Piantadosi, C., and Irvin, J.L. (1965) Potential anticancer agents. II. The synthesis of some nitrogen mustard containing sulfones and thiosulfinates. J. Med. Chem. 8:10-14. Chem. Abst. 62 (1965) 5215.
Zhou, J., Qi, R., and Zhang, M. (1988) Growth suppression of human leukemic cells in vitro by garlicin (ethyl ethanethiosulfinate). Shandong Yike Daxue Xuebao 26:43-47. Chem. Abst. 110 (1989)
Cheng, H.H. and Tung, T.C. (1981) Effect of allithiamine on sarcoma-180 tumor growth in mice. Taiwan I Hsuch Hui Tsa Chih 80:385-393. Chem. Abst. 95 (1981) 197 366 (Chinese).
Di Paolo, J.A. and Carruthers, C. (1960) The effect of allicin from garlic on tumor growth. Cancer Res. 20:431-434. Chem. Abst. 55 (1961) 3844.
Kimura, Y. and Yamamoto, K. (1964) Cytological effect of chemicals on tumors: influence of crude extracts from garlic and some related species on MTK-sarcoma III. Gann 55:325-329. Chem. Abst. 63 (1965) 1089.
Fujiwara, M. and Natata, T. (1967) Induction of tumor immunity with tumor cells treated with extract of garlic (Allium sativum). Nature 216:83-84.
Aboul-Enein, A.M. (1986) Inhibition of tumor growth with possible immunity by Egyptian garlic extracts. Nahrung 30:161-169
Lau, B.H.S., Woolley, J.L., Marsh, C.L., Barker, G.R., Koobs, D.H., and Torrey, R.R. (1986a) Superiority of intralesional immunotherapy with Corynebacterium parvum and Allium sativum in control of murine transitional cell carcinoma. J. Urol. 136:701-705.
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Antidote for Heavy Metal Poisoning and Other Toxins
Hanafy, M.S.M., Shalaby, S.M., El Fouly, M.A.A., El Aziz, M.I.A., and Soliman, F.A. (1994) Effect of garlic on lead contents in chicken tissues. Dtsch. Tieraeztl. Wochenschr. 101:157-158.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Garlic Chemistry Varies: Raw Garlic Cloves Vs. Air-Dried Garlic Granules
Many natural veterinarians choose Bug Off Garlic for absolute safety, healthy benefits, and greatest insect repellent properties.
Spot-On Flea & Tick Toxicity:
75,000 Adverse Reactions Reported (Millions Probably Unreported)
National Pet Poison Hotline Report Incidents at 800-858-7378
How to tell if your pet has been poisoned
Symptoms of poisoning by flea/tick treatments may
include salivating, dilated pupils, tremors, vomiting,
hiding, shivering, convulsions, and skin irritation.
What to do if your pet has been poisoned
If you suspect your pet may have suffered negative
health effects as a result of a flea product,
consult with your veterinarian immediately.
Be sure to report all such incidents to the
EPA's National Pesticide Telecommunications Network
"Spot-On" Flea & Tick Products Alleged to Cause Serious Harm to Dogs and Cats
-- Pet Pharmaceutical Industry Under Fire
in Multiple New Jersey Class Action Lawsuits --
NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — There is a growing sense of moral outrage and alarming statistics from consumers and pet advocates alike after over 75,000 complaints about the products have been reported to the EPA and nothing has been done to change the advertising, marketing or labeling of the products to alert pet owners of the possible serious side-effects. What's chilling is that those numbers only reflect what has been reported, the actual number of incidents may be much, much higher.
$8 Billion Dollar Spot-On Flea Sales
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Sandy & Chris with a few of their gorgeous, attentive, bug-free Labradors.
No Problems With "... Fleas, Ticks, or Mosquitoes."
As the breeder of Labrador Retrievers I look for the best in health and nutrition for my dogs. I prefer to raise my Labradors as naturally as possible and avoid topical applications and oral medications for pest control. Bug Off Garlic granules is a wonderful product. Since adding Bug Off Garlic to my Labradors' diet, I do not have problems with fleas, ticks, or mosquitoes. Thank you, Springtime!
Sandy Stokes, West Virginia
Red Barn Ranch and Labradors, LLC.
Breeding & Training
Bo, Duke and Max are tick and flea free!
Not One Flea or Tick!
I've used Bug Off Garlic Granules for almost 10 years. Currently where we live, our neighbor on one side has 2 dogs and 9 cats, all flea infested. The neighbor on the other side has picked 2 ticks off her dogs, and I'm happy to say that we have not had one flea or tick on any of ours.
Our dogs are happy, healthy, and itch free thanks to Bug Off Garlic Granules. I've attached a photo of our dogs (L to R) Bo Cephus, Duke, and Max. Bo has been taking Bug Off Garlic Granules for 10 years!
Tinetha Weeks, Michigan
Otis and Forrest with no worries about ticks.
"Bug Off Garlic for ticks – works better than spot on"
I ordered Bug Off Garlic Granules for my dogs, Otis and Forrest, for the first time. I have had a terrible tick problem in the past with my dogs even though they received the 1x a month drops on their coat as recommended by my vet. The drops did not seem to offer any repellent properties because I was daily removing multiple ticks from my pets. I have been amazed that your Bug Off Garlic Granules has been the answer. If your product can deter Eastern North Carolina ticks, I believe it can work anywhere. Thanks for a great product.
Nancy Calhoun, North Carolina
Shiela and her Australian Shepherd rescue, Riz.
"Ticks and fleas are in my yard, but not on my animals."
I love Springtime's Bug Off Garlic Granules. I live in rural Oklahoma where ticks are plentiful, as well as fleas, flies, mosquitoes, etc. I have Lyme Disease, so it's extremely important to me to protect my fur family.
I worked at a vet for 10 years and used the commercial products with not much control of the pests. I even lost two of my precious pets to issues that came up where the drops were applied to the back of the neck. I said, no more. I now use your Bug Off Garlic Granules for my horses and dogs. It works!
I wish I had found your company and great products earlier, but I am thankful to have them now. I actually have another order on the way now. Ticks and fleas are in my yard, but not on my animals. Flies and mosquitoes keep their distance as well. Thank you, God Bless, and please keep up the good work!
Shiela Miller, Oklahoma