Can Dogs Eat Ginger? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

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Ginger is safe for dogs to eat in small amounts. It contains a variety of antioxidants which support bodily functions like blood circulation. Ginger is also known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. Despite the many health benefits that ginger can offer to dogs, it’s something you want to only give in small amounts.

Dogs that eat too much ginger may suffer from temporary health issues like heartburn and gassy bloat. We would suggest not giving your dog more than one teaspoon of raw ginger per day. The ginger should also be grated so that it’s easier for the dog’s body to digest and absorb.

If this is the first time you are allowing your dog to eat ginger then please only let them try a tiny amount at first. While the risk is low, there is always a possibility for dogs to be allergic to foods like ginger so it’s best to take precaution whenever you introduce something new to your pet.


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