are all Allium edible?

Jim McKenney
Fri, 02 Apr 2010 13:38:18 PDT
Mark McDonough wrote: “Rodger Whitlock wrote:

>Be aware that ordinary culinary alliums are toxic to dogs and cats.


One of the chapters in Dr. Eric Block's book is "5.13  Don't feed your dog
onion or garlic!"


I’m not convinced yet. For instance, bears and dogs are related as mammals
go, and bears eat wild garlics. Not for nothing is the name of Allium
ursinum in German Bärlauch (from the words for bear and leek - and of course
the ursinum part refers to bears, too). 


My dog won’t eat garlicky pizza, but then when I was a kid I wouldn’t eat
anything that smelled like that, either. 


Jim McKenney

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