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The Amazing Effects Ginger Has On Dogs

Ginger root and ginger powder in the bowl

What do you do when your stomach feels off? Well, most of us either reach for ginger ale or ginger tea. Well, what ingredient in ginger ale or ginger tea effects to soothe our stomach? 

You have guessed it right—Ginger! What is so great about it, you ask? Read on to find out more about this amazing root, which is also used as a medicine and a spice in the Indian, Arabic, and Asian countries. 

Not only is this a root which can cure stomach upsets, it even has the potential to prevent even serious diseases like cancer. So, are you excited to find out what this root can do to your canine best friend who loves his best dog training treats? Well, here are some of the benefits that dogs get out of consuming ginger:


There are a ton of reasons why your dog might be feeling nauseous and maybe vomiting. Might he be a bit under the weather? Might he be experiencing car sickness? Else, he might even be undergoing cancer treatment. Whatever the reason might be, just by giving your dog a little bit of ginger, you can avoid nausea and stomach upset. You can also give your dog the powdered version of the root if you wish to. 


Bloat is a concept in which the stomach of the dog gets expanded because the food and gas isn’t being expelled from it. Bloat has many risk factors. It is considered that ginger can help in bloating and can also prevent it if taken in small amounts regularly. 


Arthritis is an inflammatory disease in which the joints get inflamed, and can be naturally reduced by incorporating ginger into the diet. Studies show that ginger is an excellent anti-inflammatory substance. 


Ginger has proven to be an anti- inflammatory, and since cancer and inflammation go hand in hand, studies suggest that ginger can help slow down the growth of cancer cells in the body. 


This is one of the diseases that you do not want your dog to get because conventional treatment is risky and difficult and also requires your canine friend to take a lot of medicines. A study in 1987 showed that, when treated with ginger root, the dogs infected with heartworm had a reduction in the larvae from concentration ranging between 83% to 98%. 


Ginger comes in many forms:

  • Powder
  • Root
  • Capsule
  • Tincture
  • Tea
  • Root

To give your dog ginger in raw form, peel the skin off and then finely mince it. Add 1/4th spoon to miniature breeds, ½ spoon to dogs under 35 pounds, and 3/4th spoon to larger dogs. Mix with dog food and give it to them. 

Your dog might not always be keen to take it. Therefore, consider powder forms. The best way to give is via ginger tea. Mix it in their kibble and give it to them!

Now that you know all the wonderful benefits of ginger on your dog ensure that you give it to them regularly for a happy and a healthy canine friend who loves his best training treats!

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