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Best Ginger Dog Treats for Motion Sickness

My dogs and I have always been eager to hit the road, never letting a little issue like rain or snow stop us. Unfortunately, motion sickness turned out to be a different story! It felt cruel to drag my poor, car sick dog along on a road trip (even though they were bursting to go). The hours of clean-up and distress afterward didn’t even make a quick trip to the dog park feel worth it. I had never heard of ginger dog treats for motion sickness, only ginger tablets for human nausea.

In the end, it was one of those chaotic trips to the dog park that unveiled the solution to our problem. “Oh, have you tried ginger treats? I’ve heard they work just as well for dogs as they do for us!” A quick suggestion from a neighbor that completely changed our ability to travel. 

Since then, we’ve been through our fair share of ginger treats – and quickly discovered that not all products designed for our furry friends are made equally. To take the guesswork out of your shopping, I’ve collated our top three tried and tested ginger dog treats for motion sickness. 

 

Do Ginger Dog Treats for Motion Sickness Work?

First, let’s take a look at the basics. Do these treats really work?

With nothing left to lose, we decided to give our neighbor’s suggestion a try. Thankfully, I can confirm that ginger-based treats were life-changing for us! We noticed a drastic improvement in our dog’s nausea and even their willingness to travel in the car.

 

ginger dog treats for motion sickness

 

Ginger is a Natural Remedy for Nausea in Dogs

Ginger has historically been used by humans to treat nausea, with this natural remedy being able to be traced back thousands of years across various cultures. Modern scientific studies support this natural remedy, showing that ginger is a known treatment for and preventative of nausea. It can be used in both humans and animals, making it worthwhile keeping in your kitchen.

Aside from settling the stomach, these delicious treats can also defuse anxiety, prevent bloating, and ease arthritis in your dog. 

 

Are Ginger Treats Safe for Dogs?

Ginger is perfectly safe for dogs in a reasonable quantity but it’s best not to exceed 1 teaspoon of raw ginger per day. Many treats will come with their own recommended serving quantities. We suggest following these guidelines and speaking with your veterinarian if you have any concerns. 

 

3 Best Ginger Dog Treats for for Motion Sickness

Do you feel ready to give ginger a try? Let’s jump into the recommendations! We found these three treats to be delicious, affordable, and of high quality. 

 

Grain and Gluten Free Gingerbread Biscuits – Portland Pet Food Company

ginger dog treats

We love these treats for being affordable and free of anything nasty, while the dogs love that they’re easily digestible and just downright tasty. 

If you’re conscious of what you feed your puppy, these treats should be first on your list! 

These gingerbread biscuits are free of gluten and grain, as well as being made with no GMOs, BHA, BHT, artificial colors, flavors, or dyes. Even the packaging is BPA-free (win!).

While some reviewers felt the price was too high for the number of treats you received, I personally found that, for the sole purpose of aiding car sickness, there were more than enough. 

Owners of small dogs also mentioned this being beneficial to them, as the treats were more manageable in size.

If your dog ends up loving them as much as you do, you can always save by signing up for a recurring subscription.

 

Waggedy Calming Chews for Dogs

Ginger dog chews

These treats are perfect if your dog is suffering from both motion sickness and anxiety about traveling in the car. 

Aside from the ginger, they’re a delicious mix of melatonin, L-Tryptophan, chamomile flowers, and passion flower. The ginger aids with any nausea, while the melatonin and chamomile flowers in particular help to soothe anxiety. 

We have had fantastic experiences with these and favor them for longer journeys, as our dog still becomes quite anxious on a big trip. 

The price point on these feels reasonable for their strength and effectiveness. Again, you can save 5% by signing up for a recurring subscription. 

 

K9 Bytes Gingerbread Dog Treats

The reviews of this product say it all: these treats are amazing for dogs suffering from motion sickness! As recommended, they work best when given 30 – 45 minutes prior to car travel. 

The only downside for us was that these treats can’t be purchased as a subscription. For the price point and the number of treats included, however, we’re more than willing to overlook this. This is also the largest bag of treats on our list based on weight, making it great value for money.

We also love that they’re handmade in Oregon. Purchasing treats that meet US standards and guidelines is important to us. With such a local production location, we can be sure we know exactly what we’re getting in these K9 bites. 

 

Bake Your Own Ginger Dog Treats!

A bit of a whiz in the kitchen? Why not try baking your own treats! 

 

ginger dog treats for motion sickness recipe

 

My favorite ginger dog treat for motion sickness recipe is this simple forty-minute gingerbread treat. The majority of the ingredients are simple pantry staples, making it easy to whip up on short notice. If you’re feeling a bit fancy, you can even use cookie cutters to shape them like traditional gingerbread men. 

Just make sure you pop them away once they’re finished… or risk another unsuspecting human in the household becoming your first taste tester.

It’s been a long time now since our initial motion sickness incident, and we’ve rarely had a problem since discovering these ginger dog treats. I hope this piece of neighborly wisdom has now been of some help to you, too! 

If you’ve already given ginger a try and think something else might be stopping your dog from hitting the road, why not try one of our other favorite methods for helping a car sick dog