Skip to content

No, dogs cannot eat garlic powder because garlic in any form is severely toxic to dogs. While garlic powder may be mixed with other ingredients, the presence of garlic is enough to poison a dog. Dogs should also never be fed any food seasoned with garlic powder due to its toxicity.

Garlic Powder
dangerous icon

Dangerous: This food is generally considered a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of dogs. Please contact your vet, a veterinary hospital or pet poison control if you suspect your dog has eaten this food recently.

Food Safety Toxic in any amount.
Dangerous Serving It takes 15 to 30 grams of garlic per 1 kg of body weight to show negative reactions in dogs. Since garlic powder is more concentrated, any serving can be considered dangerous for a dog.
Poisoning Symptoms Abdominal discomfort, blood in urine, lack of muscle coordination, weakness, dehydration, diarrhea, drooling, seizure, vomiting, and yellow eyes and skin.
Severe Poisoning Garlic poisoning is rarely fatal in dogs, however, in cases of severe poisoning your dog may need extended observation by medical professionals. Intravenous fluids, antiemetics to stop vomiting, and blood transfusions can all be done as treatments.
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much Garlic Powder is Dangerous for Dogs?

No set amount of garlic powder can be considered safe for dogs. It is wise to completely steer from garlic powder in your dog’s food since any amount of it can be dangerous to dogs and trigger a reaction.

What to do if Your Dog Ate Garlic Powder?

If you suspect your dog has eaten any amount of garlic powder, it is best to seek immediate medical assistance. Even if your dog does not exhibit any symptoms, it is better to be cautious and contact your local veterinarian immediately for the next steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It is best to avoid giving your dog any food flavored with garlic due to its highly toxic properties.

  • If your dog has eaten anything seasoned with garlic powder, you should seek immediate medical assistance.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

photo of vet holding a pup
About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.