We know our Garlic & Fenugreek Tablets for dogs are a firm favourite, having been one of our best sellers for 60 years! However, we are always looking for opportunities to improve and develop our products further – and we thought it was time for them to have a makeover.
The reformulation includes a change from garlic oil to black aged garlic extract (BAGE), which brings a whole host of additional positive features while minimising the chance of side effects. It means our Garlic & Fenugreek Tablets are now gentler on the tummy and more palatable. With much less of that pungent garlic odour, so now even the most sensitive dogs can enjoy the benefits. The tablets are also smaller and no longer sugar coated, as we don’t have to hide that garlicky whiff anymore. You won’t find any titanium oxide (TiO2) for colouring either.
If you’re a loyal Garlic & Fenugreek user, then don’t worry! The number of tablets you need to give your dog won’t change. We have carefully calculated the reformulation so the amount of garlic your dog will receive is the same. So you’ll continue to see the great effects, but with some added perks.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARLIC HAVE BEEN WELL DOCUMENTED ACROSS THE GLOBE FOR CENTURIES:
General health – high in antioxidants, to neutralise free radicals, helping to maintain general cell health.
Immunity – helps to stimulate and develop a strong immune system.
Skin – has a calming action and assists the skin’s natural defences against infectious agents, including bacteria and parasites.
What is black aged garlic extract (BAGE)?
Black aged garlic is created by fermenting fresh raw garlic, using heat and humidity, for a period of 90-120 days. This changes the chemical profile of the garlic, resulting in:
- Less allicin – reduces the offensive garlic odour, is gentler on the tummy and minimises the risk of side effects.
- Increased antioxidant concentration – these neutralise free radicals and have a beneficial effect across the body. Antioxidants have a naturally calming action to help maintain general cell health and help promote a healthy immune system.
Black aged garlic is rapidly gaining popularity in human natural health and we didn’t want our pets to miss out!
Our Garlic & Fenugreek Tablets have been developed to allow you to administer a consistent, measured amount of garlic to your dog. We specifically selected black aged garlic to help further increase the safety profile of our Garlic & Fenugreek Tablets.
A study in dogs demonstrated that giving aged garlic extract to dogs, at a much higher amount than that found in our products, had no adverse effects.1 From this they concluded that aged garlic extracts don’t contain the compounds which are responsible for the potentially more serious side effects of garlic use in dogs, such as anaemia.1
BAGE and fenugreek are a powerful combination – both packed full of powerful health-promoting compounds to help naturally support your pet. They work synergistically to help keep your pet feeling their best in a variety of ways. BAGE provides supportive, soothing and cleansing effects across various body systems, as well as helping to maintain the body’s defences against parasites and infectious agents. While fenugreek contains natural phytochemicals which help stimulate the immune system. As well as directly assisting the body’s other natural defences against infections.
Our Garlic & Fenugreek Tablets are ideal for long-term use to help keep your pet in tip-top condition, and are suitable for all ages. These can also be used to help in specific situations for extra support when it’s needed. Get in touch with our team if you’d like more information or to chat about how Garlic & Fenugreek may be able to help your pet. We’d love to hear from you!
1. Yamato O, Tsuneyoshi T, Ushijima M, Jikihara H, Yabuki A. Safety and efficacy of aged garlic extract in dogs: upregulation of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling pathway and Nrf2-regulated phase II antioxidant enzymes. BMC Vet Res. 2018 Nov 29;14(1):373. doi: 10.1186/s12917-018-1699-2. PMID: 30497454; PMCID: PMC6267818.