mark steven asked in PetsDogs · 8 months ago

can ginger cure stomach issue ( gastroentiritis ) on 4 months old shih tzu?

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    I have no clue, but if you take your puppy to the vet to be examined and treated, I'm sure the vet will give you the proper medication.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It sure did cure me Basset Hound puppy when he had cancer.

  • 8 months ago

    What are you feed the dog that would cause this?

    https://www.petmd.com/dog/wellness/evr_dg_remedies...

    Get on google & do some more research to find more information about this. This is just one site & there are thousands. Don't be afraid of google, it is very helpful.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Self medicating without knowing what you are doing? No!  In a 4 month old pup it is likely to be an upset stomach because of a change of food and/or a food that is junk/unsuitable, however it could be an uncompromised immune system, could be worms or could be something far more serious.......... which means it is a visit to the vets to find out.

    Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach/intestines and it usually causes vomiting and diarrhoea. When there is blood in your dog's sick or poop, this can be a more aggressive form of the condition known as haemorrhagic gastroenteritis. This needs urgent treatment from your vet. There are many possible causes of gastroenteritis in dogs. They range from simple dietaryissues to serious diseases.

    Ginger is safe in small amounts it contains many antioxidants that can support dogs with motion sickness, blood circulation, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, and bloat. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and also help dogs with arthritis........... however you still need to find out what is causing it

    Vets are not trained on homeopathic/herbal treatments unless you go to one who has trained specifically and additionally as one, which means 99% of vets will not recommend/use any of these as they are not licenced to do so and would lose their licence to practice if they did....so although many will tell you to go to your vet, that means the vet will prescribe commercial medication, so unless you are trained in homeopathic/herbal treatments or you use a homeopathic/herbal vet my advice is don't self medicate.

    I am qualified in animal homeopathic/herbal treatments and do use many and my vet who is a friend well before he set up his own practice and I moved to him also now uses several for his own dogs and knows how beneficial they are but would never recommend/prescribe them to his clients as he would be breaching his licence. As this is YOUR dog and many people like to use 'natural treatments' then research, research. research/find a vet who is trained/qualified to use them if not at least keep your vet informed and be aware that homeopathic/herbal treatments can be VERY potent, they can and do resolve many medical issues but you need to know what you are doing.

    An example I use neem for protection of all/any parasites  so worms, ticks, fleas, mites and boosts the immune system...perfectly safe and highly benefical for dogs, but neem is toxic to cats

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  • 8 months ago

    no otherwise vets would use and sell it

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    u don't cure dog problems with ginger.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Yes, ginger is very effective. However, you only feed a minute piece then for a Shih Tzu you take a bean shaped piece of ginger and use it as a fig. Google 'figging' for directions. 

    Source(s): Just an ole shepherd
  • 8 months ago

    Obviously a vet should be involved here if it truly is gastoentiritis as potentially very serious and particularly in a young pup.

    But if mild or simply diarreah do look into getting Slippery Elm.   I keep a tub of Dorwest in the cupboard at all times and it is very helpful.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/DORWEST-HERBS-Tree-Barks-...

  • zeno
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    I don't recall but I did read something in

    Prevention magazine that helps digestive

    Issues. It was in last years magazines I

    Believe. I randomly read them and mostly

    Look for stuff that helps build a natural

    Beneficial diet. It's like dietary engineering

    Getting small amounts of dozens of things

    Without over eating or gaining weight. Fine

    Tuning the diet takes time and effort to get

    It exactly right. Good luck

  • 8 months ago

    Not sure if giving ginger to a dog is a good idea.  The best cure for diarrhea is to boil chicken and feed that to your dog until the diarrhea disappears (you can add rice also).  Then slowly bring them back to their regular food.

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