5 Pawsitively Amazing Benefits of Ginger for Pets

5 Pawsitively Amazing Benefits of Ginger for Pets

Boost your pet's health this New Year with our veterinarian-approved tips. Tailor a nutrition plan, understand vaccinations, prevent parasites, detect health issues early, and explore holistic alternatives. Greater knowledge equals better health; become the best pet parent you can be. Read on to transform your pet's life.


Ginger is an aromatic spice with potent medicinal properties that humans have utilized for centuries, but this extraordinary root isn’t exclusive to people. Our beloved pets can also reap the benefits of the tried and true ingredient.  

Here are some of the best benefits of ginger for pets and how you can offer it to your furry friends in fun and creative ways. 

The Health Benefits of Ginger for Pets

1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Just like in humans, inflammation can be a common issue in pets, leading to discomfort and various health problems. Ginger contains bioactive compounds with powerful anti-inflammatory effects, which can help with the discomfort associated with normal daily exercise and activity. 

2. Digestive Aid

When it comes to tummy troubles, ginger is a go-to remedy for a variety of reasons. Not only is it an effective gastroprotective agent, but it contains gingerol, a natural component that supports gastrointestinal motility. 

For pets with upset stomachs, motion sickness, or general gastrointestinal discomfort, ginger can support a healthy gut. 

3. Immune System Boost

The immune-boosting properties of ginger are not limited to humans. By incorporating ginger into your pet's diet, you can help strengthen their immune system.

4. Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal Effects

Ginger has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can be advantageous in maintaining a healthy skin and coat. This can be particularly beneficial for animals prone to skin allergies

5. Pain Relief

We never like to think of our precious pets being in pain, but sometimes they may experience chronic pain due to various conditions. Ginger's analgesic properties may help with occasional discomfort and support a normal inflammatory response. 

Incorporating Ginger into Your Pet's Diet

Ginger Supplements

If your pet is a picky eater or you're concerned about the right dosage, a pet supplement formulated with ginger is an excellent option. These are available in various forms including capsules or powders, and can be easily mixed with their food.

Homemade Ginger Treats

Creating homemade pet treats is a great way to monitor exactly what foods your furry friend is consuming, and it can also be a fun activity for the whole family. 

Here are some great veterinarian-approved treat recipes that incorporate fresh ginger as a main ingredient. 

Ginger and Peanut Butter Biscuits


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water (add more if needed)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and rolled oats.
  • In a separate bowl, melt the coconut oil and mix it with the peanut butter, honey, freshly grated ginger, and egg until well combined.
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring to form a dough. If the mixture is too dry, add water a little at a time until the dough comes together.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Use cookie cutters to create fun shapes or simply cut the dough into small squares.
  • Place the treats on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  • Allow the treats to cool completely before serving them to your furry friend.

Ginger and Pumpkin Frozen Treats


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • Silicone mold for freezing (you can use paw-shaped molds for an extra fun touch)


  • In a bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, plain yogurt, and freshly grated ginger.
  • Mix the ingredients until smooth and well incorporated.
  • Spoon the mixture into the silicone mold, filling each cavity.
  • Tap the mold on the counter to remove any air bubbles and ensure the mixture settles evenly.
  • Place the mold in the freezer and let it set for at least 3-4 hours or until the treats are completely frozen.
  • Once frozen, pop the treats out of the mold and store them in an airtight container in the freezer.
  • Treat your pet to these refreshing delights on a warm day or as a special reward.

Ginger and Tuna Catnip Bites


  • 1/2 cup canned tuna in water, drained
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon oat flour (you can make this by grinding oats in a blender)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh catnip 
  • Olive oil (for coating)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a blender or food processor, combine the drained tuna, finely grated ginger, oat flour, egg, and fresh catnip. Blend until you have a smooth mixture.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop small portions of the mixture and roll them into bite-sized balls.
  • Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each one.
  • Lightly coat each ball with a touch of olive oil to add a glossy finish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Allow the treats to cool completely before offering them to your feline friend.

Ginger-infused Broths

Maintain your pet’s health and hydration by preparing ginger-infused broths. Simply simmer fresh ginger in water and add it to your pet's regular food or serve it as a refreshing drink.

Ginger Tea

For the fur babies that enjoy a warm beverage as much as their owners, consider brewing a mild ginger tea for pets. Let it cool before offering it to your pet. This can be a soothing treat for both cats and dogs. 

Discover Even More High-Quality Ingredients for Pets 

At Fera Pet Organics, we make it our mission to find only the cleanest and healthiest ingredients for our all-natural pet supplements. You can learn more by checking out our blog or subscribing to our newsletter to receive the latest pet health tips and exclusive offers just for subscribers. 


  • VCA Animal Hospitals
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine