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Is it safe to give cat some Ginger

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Is it safe to give cat some Ginger?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
I would not recommend it for fear of inducing stomach nausea or digestive problems, not helping.

If he is experiencing any vomiting, refusing to eat, or diarrhea, I would get him into a vet for some basic testing at this age. Delays can be costly.

To help any nausea, you can give a 1/4 tablet of over-the-counter Pepcid A.C. 10mg antacid.

Otherwise, I would not give Ginger to a cat

Good Luck
Dr. Andy

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you for your answer. Spot, my cat is under the care of a vet and he is terminally ill due to a liver disease. While, I am waiting for Spot's repeat medication I was hoping if I could find something to make him a little bit more confortable with ginger.

Thank you,


Annika
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 years ago.
Understood Annika.
You would probably be better off with Ginger, and talk to your vet about starting Denamarin:
http://nutramaxlabs.com/vet/products/Denamarin.aspx

Good Luck
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