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Ginger for Dogs and Cats

Safe to use as a short-term or long-term daily dietary supplement,
alternative medicinefor most dogs and cats.

In this article…

1. Ginger
2. Health Benefits
3. Cautions
4. Side Effects
5. Interactions
6. General Guideline for Daily Herbal Intake 
1.0  Ginger
Ginger is a spice that is also cherished for its medicinal qualities. 

Ginger can be used in various forms:

  • Dry powder;
  • Fresh sliced or finely minced root;
  • Tea – infusion;
  • Tincture – use alcohol-free only;
  • Supplement – capsule, pill.
2.0 Health Benefits – a partial list…
Ginger is commonly used to treat a variety of conditions, for example…
  • Ingested Uses…
    •  Arthritis;
      • Osteoarthritis;
      • Rheumatoid arthritis;
    • Bronchitis;
    • Carminative;
    • Cough;
    • Diarrhea;
    • Dizziness;
    • Gas;
    • Increase blood circulation (i.e. to help prevent vascular damage such as frostbite to a dog’s ears);
    •  Loss of appetite;
    • Nausea (i.e. caused by cancer treatment – chemotherapy)
    • Stomach issues including motion sickness; 
    • Vomiting (i.e. post surgery)
    • Upset stomach;
    • Pain relief for:
      • Back;
      • Chest;
      • Hip;
      • Knee;
      • Stomach;
      • Muscle soreness;
    • Upper respiratory tract infection;
    • etc.
  • Topical Uses… 
    • Ginger Oil;
    • Treatment of a burn to the skin;
    • Treatment to relieve pain to the skin.
3.0 Cautions…
If your dog or cat:
  • Is pregnant use ginger with extreme caution, only use in minimal amounts if at all.
  • Is lactating don’t feed ginger;
  • Has a bleeding disorder or is on anticoagulants;
  • Has a heart condition.
4.0 Side Effects…
  • Ginger may increase risk of bleeding – i.e. during labor or in the case of bleeding disorders;
  • Ginger may lower blood sugar levels:
    • If your dog or cat has diabetes, his/her medications may have to be adjusted;
    • Stop use of ginger two weeks prior to schedules surgery to avoid complications of blood sugar management during surgery;
  • High doses of ginger can worsen some heart conditions – consult with your veterinarian before adding ginger to the diet.
5.0 Drug Interactions…
  • Anti-diabetes drugs;
  • Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet drugs;
  • Is on a medication for high blood pressure don’t use ginger unless you consult your veterinarian.
6.0 General Guideline…
Daily Herbal Intake Based on Dog’s or Cat’s Weight
Dry Powders
1-10 lbs
a small pinch up to 1/8 tsp
less than 1/4 cup, 1-3 times/day
1/2 capsule, 1-3 times/day
1-3 drops, 2-3 times/day
10-20 lbs
1 larger pinch – 1/8 to ¼ tsp
1/4 cup, 1-3 times/day
1/2-1 capsule/tablet, 1-3 times/day
3-5 drops, 2-3 times/day
20-50 lbs
2 pinches – 1 teaspoon
1/4-1/2 cup, 1-3 times/day
1-2 capsules/tablets, 2-3 times/day
5-10 drops, 2-3 times/day
50-100 lbs 10-
2 pinches – 2 teaspoons
1/2-1 cup, 1-3 times/day
1-2 capsules/tablets, 3-4 times/day
20 drops, 2-3 times/day
Over 100 lbs,
up to 1 tablespoon
up to 1 cup 3 times/day
adult human dose
adult human dose

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