are all Allium edible?

Adam Fikso
Fri, 02 Apr 2010 16:21:02 PDT

Best guess: it varies with the dog and the breed-- My dog seems to enjoy 
garlic in small quantities as garlic powder, or our food cooked with onions. 
And as with ALL poisons, dosage is a critical consideration.  Arsenic in 
small quantities used to be used to make rosy cheeks for women back in the 
1800s--and whether or not ingestion of it over time was deleterious is not 
much recorded.

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Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] are all Allium edible?

> >
>> I'm not convinced yet. For instance, bears and dogs are related as 
>> mammals
>> go, and bears eat wild garlics
> An experimental study of hemolysis induced by onion (Allium cepa) 
> poisoning
> in dogs
> X. TANG, Z. XIA & J. YU
> Internal Medicine Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine,
> College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing,
> China
> This study confirmed that onion poisoning in dogs causes hemolytic 
> anemia..
> Y=0
> Feeding the onion family to a dog that is to be anesthetized is known to 
> be
> risky.
> Mark Mazer
> Hertford, North Carolina USA
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