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Ginger Dog Cookies Recipe for Nausea & Digestive Support

Just like humans, dogs can experience digestive upsets and suffer from nausea. Fortunately, nature has provided us with a potent and natural remedy – Ginger. Ginger possesses incredible healing properties that can alleviate indigestion symptoms, such as bloating, flatulence, reflux, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, as well as nausea caused by either motion sickness, illness or even anxiety. Ginger’s antimicrobial properties can also help combat bacterial and viral infections, promoting a healthy gut environment. Go here to learn more about the amazing benefits of Ginger and how to incorporate Ginger into your dog’s diet.

This Ginger Dog Cookies recipe was born because I was feeling a little bit bloated and nauseous myself due to the coldness in my body (stagnant Qi) or masuk angin (in Indonesia). So I made myself a ginger tea and used the left over ginger root from the tea to make dog friendly ginger cookies for both Bowie and I.

Ginger Dog Cookies Recipe

This recipe can also be shared between you and your dog. It can be paired with our dog friendly Wedang Jahe (Indonesian Ginger Tea) – see recipe below.

Ingredients

80g almond flour (or almond meal)
40g MCT liquid coconut oil (if you use regular coconut oil, melt it prior to mixing)
2 tbsp grated fresh ginger root (or 1 tbsp ground ginger)
30g honey (warm honey for easy mixing)
Optional:
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp ground ceylon cinnamon
A tiny pinch of himalayan salt

Directions

Mix all ingredients well and scoop mixture onto an oven tray lined with baking paper. Flatten the mixture to make a 3–4cm diametre circle and bake in a 150C oven for 8–10 minutes or until golden. Keep an eye on the cookies as you do not want to burn them. The cookie texture should still be soft and chewy. Let cool before serving.

Dog Friendly Wedang Jahe (Indonesian Ginger Tea)

This Wedang Jahe recipe is slightly modified to be dog friendly and I saved the left over ginger root from the tea to make the Ginger Dog Cookies.

Ingredients

2–2.5 inch fresh ginger root (peeled, sliced and brushed or grated)
1–1.5 litre water
Honey to taste
Optional:
2–3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick

Directions

Bring water to boil. Add ginger, cloves and cinnamon stick. Simmer on low heat for 20–30 minutes depending on how strong you’d like it to be. Strain and add honey to taste. Save the ginger to make the cookies.

Notes & Cautions

Always start slow with new ingredients and monitor. Ginger can thin the blood, so do not feed ginger if your dog is on a blood thinning medication or will be undergoing surgery or going into labor. Ginger may also lower blood sugar and blood pressure. Talk to your vet if your dog has diabetes or any kind of heart condition. Consult with your holistic vet if you are unsure with the dosage or if your dog is pregnant or have any medical issues.


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