When it comes to begging for food, dogs aren’t usually partial, even if it isn’t good for them. Ginger isn’t any different, but is it okay for him to eat? Let’s find out.
Can dogs have ginger?
Ginger gets the green light of foods dogs can have, but only in a small amount. Dogs can eat ginger, but since their stomachs can be sensitive to changes in their diets, it’s best to use caution as it can be difficult to digest. Note that it is not toxic so you don’t have to panic if your dog gobbles up some ginger you accidentally dropped on the floor while cooking.
Does it have any benefits?
Ginger is great for us, and it can be good for dogs in similar ways, for example, it is said to be useful in treating nausea and vomiting. It may also help with bloating and other gastrointestinal issues. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties which may prove useful for dogs with joint pain. Before giving your dog ginger as part of his diet, it’s best to speak to your vet beforehand.
Can ginger be bad?
Well, in small amounts it should be fine. Don’t look to pass one teaspoon of raw ginger daily. It may have a negative impact on dogs with sensitive stomachs and can cause an upset stomach and even irritate the taste buds. Some say ginger may help to treat or prevent heartworm, but there simply isn’t enough research on that just yet. Till then, you’re better off following the doctor’s orders.