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Can dogs eat ginger?

Can dogs eat ginger?Yes, dogs can eat ginger in small quantities.

Ginger always is consumed as a medicine or spice. Many homemade dog foods have ginger in them. Ginger is high in vitamins and minerals, and it has many health benefits such as anti viral, anti toxic and anti fungal.

People like to travel with their dogs by car, but if your dog has motion sickness, that may be a terrible trip. The ginger is effective at relieving the carsickness. Ginger cookies, fresh ginger or pickled ginger can all be used to ease motion sickness. You should feed the dog with small amounts of ginger before driving, it can decrease the vomiting and nausea.

Ginger is known to promote gastrointestinal peristalsis and relieve stomach ache. In addition, ginger is high in antioxidants, it has the effect of reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Ginger can help treat allergies as an antihistamine.

Studies prove that ginger can improve blood circulation and help lower dog’s cholesterol levels. But if dogs suffered from anemia or just take surgery, you’d better avoid to use ginger because ginger would stimulate circulation of the blood but these dogs should maintain a stable blood level.

Although ginger is a healthy herb, eating too much even would cause gas, bloating, heartburn and nausea. Small amounts of ginger is enough for dogs, you could make some gingerbread cookies as treats for your dog.