Ginger packs flavor, but more than anything else, ginger provides great health benefits to dogs. Here are 3 tasty ginger dog treat recipes that provide added protection to your dog’s health.
Mug Cake Ginger Dog Treat
Short on time but still want to give your dog a delicious dessert? You can whip up this tasty ginger mug cake in just a few minutes.
For the ginger mug cake base
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 4 tablespoons quinoa flour
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1 egg
For the icing
- ¼ cup carob powder
- ¼ cup water
For the mug cake
- Mix all the ingredients for the ginger mug cake in a small bowl.
- Stir thoroughly until everything is properly combined.
- Pour half of the batter into a microwave-safe mug.
- Heat in the microwave for 30 to 90 seconds. If the batter is not baked thoroughly after, heat it at 10-second intervals.
- Remove the ginger dog treat from the oven and let it cool down.
- Apply the carob frosting on top of the mug cake using a spoon.
- Drizzle the dessert with honey before serving it to your dog.
For the frosting
- Let the water boil in a pot for 9 to 12 minutes.
- In a small bowl, pour the boiled water and mix in the carob powder.
- Stir until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
- If the frosting is too stiff, add ½ teaspoon of water at a time until your preferred consistency is achieved.
- Skip using raw honey if you are making this ginger dog treat for a puppy or an immunocompromised dog. It may contain botulism spores, which can make them sick.
- Place the leftover mug cake mixture in an airtight ziplock bag. Store the mixture in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Fudge Ginger Dog Treat
Regular fudge commonly uses many dangerous ingredients for dogs, such as chocolate. Bake a dog-safe version of this snack with a meaty kick and a spicy hint of ginger.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 cup firm silken tofu
- 1 1/4 cups lean ground meat of your choice
- 2 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease a cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Use a food processor to break the silken tofu and ground meat into smaller chunks.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor.
- Take out the mixture once it has a thick and moist cookie pâté-like consistency.
- Transfer the batter to the greased pan and flatten it until ½-inch thick.
- Bake the meaty ginger dog treats for around 20 to 30 minutes. Flip them after half the baking time to make sure both sides are baked evenly.
- Take them out of the oven and allow them to cool down completely.
- Slice the ginger dog treats into ¼-inch cubes.
- Any uneaten fudge can be stored in an airtight container. You can place it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks to avoid spoilage.
- Swap silken tofu with all-natural, xylitol-free peanut butter if your furry pal is allergic to this human food.
Do the same if he suffers from thyroid issues. Tofu contains phytoestrogens, which may worsen this type of disease.
Ginger Juice for Dogs
Quench your furry pal’s thirst with this refreshing ginger drink :
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 whole ginger root
- 4 cups filtered water
- 3 mint leaves for garnish
- Run the ginger roots through water and scrub the skin with a vegetable brush until no dirt is left.
- Scrape the edge of a spoon against the ginger roots to remove the skin.
- Cut the ginger roots into irregular chunks.
- Place the sliced ginger roots and water in a blender. Blend until you get a smooth but thick and pasty texture.
- Use a tea towel, a fine sieve, or a strainer to squeeze out all the juice. Discard the ginger paste that accumulated in the strainer.
- Transfer the ginger juice for dogs to a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid.
- Add the chia seeds and maple syrup to the juice.
- Cover the mason jar and shake it well until all ingredients are well-combined.
- Garnish the ginger juice for dogs with mint and serve it to your furry pal.
- Add ice to your dog’s ginger juice to turn it into a refreshing drink for hot summer days.
- Heat the ginger juice in the microwave and offer it warm for your dog during cold weather.
FAQs About Ginger Dog Treats
1. Can Ginger Treats Help My Dog’s Upset Stomach?
Ginger dog treats can help soothe your dog’s upset stomach.
Ginger has active ingredients called gingerol and shogaol that alleviate digestive-related issues including nausea and vomiting.
2. Are There Any Side Effects of Giving Ginger Dog Treats to My Dog?
Yes, there are side effects that may occur when giving ginger dog treats to your dog without moderation.
Heartburn, diarrhea, and stomach pain are some of the adverse reactions he might experience.
3. How Many Ginger Dog Treats Can I Give to My Dog?
The amount of ginger dog treats you give to your dog should not go over 1 to 2 pieces. Always limit his intake of doggy snacks to prevent digestive issues from cropping up.
4. Can Dogs Eat Ginger Treats With Sugar?
Dogs can eat ginger treats with sugar, but we do advise against encouraging them to do so.
Although sugar provides canines with energy, excessive intake can cause health issues like tooth decay, obesity, and diabetes.
Incorporating ginger into your dog’s homemade treats is a great way to provide him with added health benefits. To keep your pup’s diet varied and nutritious, check out our article, “5 Easy-to-Make Homemade Natural Dog Treats,” for even more great dog treat ideas.
As always, make sure to prioritize your dog’s health and well-being when preparing their meals and snacks.