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.