Health Benefits of Ginger For Dogs

The health benefits of Ginger are many. Ginger root has been used for centuries and is known for it’s holistic medicinal properties. It is rich in anti-oxidants and has broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties.

Motion and Car Sickness

When traveling in a car or by boat or air, pets can suffer from motion or car sickness much like humans and experience digestive upset.

Symptoms of car or motion sickness may vary from one pet to the next. Symptoms include:

  • Constant licking of the lips (indication of nausea)
  • Excessive drooling
  • Whining
  • Yawning
  • Acting like they’re afraid to move
  • Vomiting
  • Some pets may even go to the bathroom

First and foremost, a diagnosis of motion sickness should always be made by your veterinarian. Once neurological causes have been ruled out, ginger may be the answer to your pet’s anxiety and digestive distress when traveling. Ginger is also effective in calming a nervous tummy in other stressful situations such as thunderstorms, fireworks and separation issues.

Ginger is one of the best all natural, holistic remedies for digestive upsets. If your dog suffers from car or motion sickness, ginger given approximately 30 minutes prior to a ride in the car can greatly reduce the possibilities of an accident and improve the quality of your pet’s traveling experience.

Keep some Zen Homemade, All Natural Ginger Cookies on hand when riding in the car to help calm a nervous tummy. Over time, your pooch may begin to associate a ride in the car with a treat and we all know – treats are a positive experience for any dog! This association may begin to alleviate the anxiety and stress your dog suffered in the past.


Medicinal properties of ginger include gingerol, gingerdione and shogaol as well as sesquiterpene and monoterpene volatile oils. In the case of arthritic joints, dried or fresh ginger root taken internally helps relieve stiffness and pain and improves circulation in and around swollen joints.

Chemotherapy Induced Nausea

Decreased appetite caused by nausea is common in dogs with cancer. Ginger has been shown to decrease vomiting and nausea induced by chemotherapy treatment. Published literature suggests Ginger reduces vomiting caused by cisplatin, a common chemo drug used in dogs.

** Pregnant Dogs, Dogs with Anemia, or 2 Weeks Prior to a Surgery **



ZEN Ginger Biscuits for Dogs


ZEN all natural ginger cookies for dogs are made for those hyper anxious fur-babies. The ginger is a natural calming agent. If your dog suffers from motion sickness, then ZEN is the ticket! This dog treat recipe is made with fresh, all natural ginger.

Not only is the ginger root herb delicious, but it’s excellent at settling a dog’s upset tummy.

Each order contains 7 biscuits that can be broken to accommodate any dog size. Available in regular or grain free dog treats.

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Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has long been used as a digestive aid for stomach upset and nausea. However, its potential benefits extend way past digestive into more serious conditions like osteoarthritis and even cancer.

Many holistic practitioners recommend incorporating this powerful root into diets of pets with specific conditions, as well as for general health maintenance. Here are five ways ginger may help your dog:

  • Nausea : There are many reasons why a dog might be having nausea and vomiting. Car or motion sickness is one of the most common reasons. Maybe he’s undergoing cancer treatment? Always keep some ZEN Ginger Biscuits handy for when you suspect your dog has an upset stomach. If your dog suffers from car or motion sickness, one ZEN Treat about 30 minutes before he gets in the car should help alleviate nausea.
  • Arthritis: Arthritis is an inflammatory disease and ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory. Adding ginger to your dog’s diet could offer some relief to inflamed joints. It is certainly showing promise in studies for arthritic humans.

When To Avoid Ginger

  • Within 10 days of surgery as it may have mild blood thinning effect
  • If your dog is on aspirin or any other medication.
  • If your dog is pregnant
  • Avoid ginger if your dog is on insulin.
  • Avoid using ginger in dogs with gallstones (rare) or ulcers.


Additional information

Zen Ginger Biscuits

Grain Free, Regular

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