Is Ginger Safe For Dogs?

by Perfect Puppy Care on August 13, 2013

Ginger has many benefits for dogs. Ginger, which has been used for centuries in herbal medicine in China and western cultures, may be administered by feeding the fresh root or it can be prepared into a powder, tablet, tea or tincture.

Ginger is an anti-coagulant and anti-inflammatory supplement. It helps the body absorb nutrients from food. Ginger is also known to help treat nausea caused by motion sickness or pregnancy because it has a calming effect on the stomach.

If you are using fresh ginger to ward off motion sickness, peel the skin from the root. Slice the ginger root into pieces about one-eighth inch by one-quarter inch thick. Feed at least two slices for every 25 pounds of body weight.

A tea can be made by putting five to eight slices of the ginger in a small pan with one-quarter cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook five minutes. Cool the mixture and feed with wet dog food.

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