Ginger for Dogs with Cancer

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Ginger for dogs with cancer? Yes. Absolutely. Ginger can be incredibly beneficial to dogs with cancer for various reasons, including reducing inflammation, stopping or slowing cancer growth, and helping with nausea.

5 Facts About Ginger for Dogs with Cancer

  1. Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that helps relieve pain and fight infection.
  2. Ginger may also help stimulate the immune system and stop the spread of cancer cells in the body (metastasis).
  3. Ginger contains compounds known as gingerols that are known to have antioxidant properties which protect your dog from free radical damage caused by toxins in their environment, stress, poor diet, and many other factors that cause accelerated aging.
  4. Ginger contains active ingredients such as gingerol, shogaol and zingerone which have been shown to inhibit tumor growth and metastasis in several types of cancers like mammary cancer, ovarian cancer, and esophageal cancer.
  5. Ginger has been shown to have an anti-angiogenic effect on tumors meaning it blocks the formation of new blood vessels that feed tumors allowing them to grow without being nourished by fresh blood flow from newly formed vessels or capillaries.

Ginger for Digestion

Ginger may help improve digestion by stimulating saliva production so that your dog’s digestive system functions more efficiently. This is especially beneficial if your dog has diarrhea or constipation issues because it will aid in digestion and help pass waste through the intestines faster than usual. Additionally, ginger contains vitamin C which helps boost immune system function so that your dog’s body can fight off illness more effectively.

How Much Ginger Should Dogs Have?

The recommended dosage of ginger for dogs is 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight, so that’s about 1/2 teaspoon for an average-sized pooch weighing 30 lbs., or one full teaspoon for a large dog weighing 70 lbs.

If you’re using fresh ginger, cut it into small pieces so that it can be easily eaten by your dog.

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Additional Research

Although additional research is necessary, scientists certainly have a good start on how ginger can help dogs with cancer. If you have given your dog ginger, we’d love to hear from you. What did your dog think? Did your dog notice (if you added it to their food)? If you have seen improvement when providing ginger to your own dog, we would also love you to share that with others!

Read more:

Ginger | VCA Animal Hospital

Molecular and biological functions of gingerol as a natural effective therapeutic drug for cervical cancer | Journal of Ovarian Research.

Anti-Cancer Effect of Gingerol in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

The Inhibitory Effect of 6-Gingerol on Ubiquitin-Specific Peptidase 14 Enhances Autophagy-Dependent Ferroptosis and Anti-Tumor in vivo and in vitro

Published by Amber Drake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.

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