Ginger - Herbs for Dogs and Cats

Ginger herb for dogs and cats

In this article:
  1. About Ginger  
  2. Health Benefits for Dogs and Cats 
  3. Cautions 
  4. Side Effects  
  5. Interactions
  6. Dosing Chart
1. About Ginger Root
 
Ginger is a spice that is also cherished for its medicinal qualities, but make sure to use organic ginger. 

Ginger can be used in various forms:
  • Dry powder
  • Fresh sliced or finely minced root, or juice
  • Tea
  • Tincture
  • Encapsulated powder
 
2. Health Benefits of Ginger for Dogs and Cats
A partial list

Ginger is commonly used to treat a variety of conditions, for example:
Ingested Uses:
 
Gastrointestinal Issues
- Inappetance
- Dizziness
- Gas
- Nausea (i.e. caused by: anxiety, travel sickness, cancer treatment - chemotherapy)
- Stomach issues including motion sickness
- etc.
 
Joint Issues
Pain relief for:
- ACL injury
- Arthritis
- Back injury
- Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
 
Respiratory Issues
- Bronchitis
- Cough 
- Kennel cough
- Other upper respiratory tract infections

Vascular Damage Prevention
- Cardiovascular health and support
- Increase blood circulation 
- etc.

Topical Uses:
  1. Treatment of a burn to the skin
  2. Treatment to relieve pain to the skin
3. Cautions
  1. Bleeding disorders and anticoagulant. 
  2. Diabetes.
  3. Be careful using ginger for conditions in which there is much heat already present in the body.
4. Side Effects
Ginger is a hot (heating) herb.
 
Ginger is a blood thinner.
 
Ginger may lower blood sugar levels. If your dog or cat has diabetes, his/her medications may have to be adjusted.


5. Drug Interactions
Anti-diabetes drugs.
Anticoagulant, Anti-platelet drugs.
Drugs for high blood pressure.
 

6. Dosing Guideline
  
Click on the chart to zoom in:
 
Ginger dosing chart for dogs and cats

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Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld.
 

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