Learn why this is a "MUST" for your dog's health. Easy to understand article in question & answer format to help in making this healing paste!
Ginger-Garlic Paste for Dogs...
I hope you have read my article on the benefits of ginger-garlic paste in your diet. And for the very same reasons, I really advice all to start incorporating ginger-garlic paste in their dog's diet.
If you have not read my detailed article, then click on link and read it first. It includes all details on how to make it as well as how to take it. Here - A "MUST" for Health: Ginger-Garlic Paste
Now, after reading that article, we continue on how this paste can benefit your pooch in myriad of ways.
I wrote this in fun, easy question-answer format. Read the questions and their answers below.
My dog is healthy. Should I give?
Umm...this is like asking a question saying you are healthy, so should you eat greens? You get the point.
In Western culture, people ask questions when it comes to Nature's remedies but people don't ask questions when feeding the same "food" from a plastic bag, day after day for the rest of the dog's life. Or when injecting the poor dog with arsenic filled pills every month or giving yearly vaccines. Shocking!
My dog needs some natural healing remedies. What conditions will benefit from this paste?
1. If your dog has skin, heart, cancer, diabetes, swelling, arthritis, pain or is over weight or lethargic, then it will help a lot.
2. It will help by detoxifying the body and help in cleaning up the toxic waste of years and years of dog food, vaccines, etc do. Garlic has sulfur so it is a naturally detoxifier. Ginger is great as it is anti-cancer and helps in digestion.
3. It will protect your dog from mosquitoes and fleas - as the body picks up immunity, the mosquitoes and fleas are naturally repelled. When these bugs are repelled, heart-worms cannot come. Simple logic.
4. Skin/Mange/Itchiness - Again, build up immunity first, from inside out. Garlic is rich in sulfur, the reason it beautifies skin and helps kill the parasites. This is why mange shampoos are full of sulfur. But now, we are taking charge in our hands - let's start by doing the right thing first and getting the basics correct this time. Feed the garlic!
5. Allergies - So, the reason dogs have allergies is because their body is weak - from chemical filled lifestyle and low immunity. Both garlic and ginger help with allergies like cold, flu, etc by increasing the immunity.
Please tell me how to feed Fido?
You can add little bit everyday in your dog's food too. I cook rice-lentil mix and then add this paste directly when serving my dogs. Or I just chop bit of ginger-garlic and give.
And in this case, you will know when to increase the dose. Trust you inner knowing more then what the Western world has been teaching you - because it's not working and hasn't worked.
Just like for humans, ginger-garlic are great for anti-cancer prevention as well as keeping your dog natural - no flea/tick products needed. Ever. They also will help your dog in arthritis or inflammatory condition.
The reason garlic got a bad rap is due to heavy marketing done by corrupt pharmaceutical companies and veterinarians against its effectiveness. I have never bought any flea/tick product for any of my dogs and never will. Nor do they ever take any heart-worm pills. Nope. Only ginger-garlic paste it is for my dogs.
What does that mean?
It means that the companies making such chemical filled toxic products, that also cause cancer in pets, lost my business - forever. Why? Only because I discovered these two healing saints - ginger and garlic. So, that is why the reason for such bad rap. If everyone started going back-to-the-basics, then these corrupt companies would not be so rich.
The truth is ginger and garlic have been used in pet ailments since centuries and in other countries pretty regularly. By now, trillions of dogs have taken them since the beginning of time and no, ginger-garlic don't kill, instead they prevent diseases.
If you ever were to go to India or even to any Asian country, you will notice that the street dogs look much better then the dogs of America. Why? They roam the streets and pick up food from the garbage. This food is native so that means it contains ginger and garlic. So in a typical dog's lifespan, at least we can say the dog has eaten quiet a lot of ginger and garlic. On top of that, this garbage food is much fresh then the 'pet food' fed in U.S. That's correct.
On top of that, each stray dog is highly loved and has his/her own community block. ALL dogs in our block are very loved and many neighbors have decided who will give lunch and dinner to which dog. The dogs know very well whose home to show up at what time. LOL.
In India, food is cooked fresh for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And it is made with spices as well as ginger-garlic. The same is mixed with some lentils and rice or roti and served to these dogs. The dogs love it and finish it off and then wait for next meal. They all have white teeth, no aches, nice coats (no they don't get baths nor do they use doggie shampoos) and none of them are obese. THANKFULLY, they are not bombarded with vaccines each year after year, no heart-worm pills and no commercial pet food. Geez! One of our beloved block dog named Kalu died at 21 yrs. What do you think he ate? The same homemade food my aunt and uncle make for themselves - healthy vegetarian home cooked fresh meals with ginger-garlic.. And no, Kalu did not have cancer or some tumor growth. He just died of old age. Never took a bath except for rain baths. LOL. And no, never used flea/tick products. THANK GOD!! I can give story after story of many such dogs but you get the point.
Therefore, ginger-garlic is a must for dogs. This is where you start..
With respect to my dogs, no, I don't count the dosage. Because I have been feeding them all natural home-cooked food for such a long-time, I know how much to add what, intuitively. Also, being an Indian, ginger-garlic is a staple in my home.
So even if I don't make the paste, my dogs are still getting chopped ginger-garlic in their diet - either I add both to their food or sometimes when I cook other items like vegetables, lentils, beans, etc I add this fresh cooked food too when serving my dogs.
But here is a rough guide to get you started.
So, for example, for tiny breeds like Chihuahuas I would start with... say about a tiny pinch. For dogs like 10-20 lbs, increase just a bit and for dogs bigger, you can give 1/2 of 1/2 teaspoon to start with.
For my senior dogs, as they aged, I increased the dosage.
What about adding more healing spices to this? Will it be OK for Fido too?
YES! YES! YES! Love it! Now you are getting it..... Take your dog's health back in your hands and throw the vet and the horrible drugs in the air...OK, not really but you get the point.
Make this even more potent by adding bit of organic turmeric, just a hint of cayenne or clove powder (anti-worm) as well as cinnamon (great for diabetics or even for taste and your dog's oral health).
Oh! I am excited! What more spices can I add?
You can add cardamom powder which will also add taste, aroma as well as its healing properties like being anti-cancer, diuretic, anti-oxidant as well as helps in lowering inflammation which is again very beneficial to all but especially to those dogs with arthritis, pain, joint/back stiffness, swelling or redness..etc.
Black pepper - It is great if adding turmeric as it will enhance the absorption of turmeric in the body. You just need a sprinkle and that should do it.
NOTE - Remember to add all these spices very little - or pick and choose when making first time as your dog will have to adapt to taste. And then the second time when you make your dog's weekly ginger-garlic paste, you can add all of these spices together.
What preservatives to use?
Same as yours - organic oils or sea salt. Just a pinch of salt is enough for a week's quantity. As for dogs, coconut oil is best. If not, you can add olive or even better, hemp oil. You can also add bit (1/2 teaspoon) of organic apple cider vinegar for your dog if you like.
But I am a spice lover so I want more spice in mine...
The whole point of holistic care is to do less work and be healthier and save money. So, you don't need to make this 2 times..
Let's get creative. What you can do is make this enough for yourself and your dog/s. Then take 2 GLASS jars and divide and then add spices in one according to you and other according to your dog. Label it. And you are set for 1 week.
Your dog's paste will last bit longer as you need to start with very minute amount first so try to make less - only for 1 week's at a time.
How to feed if my dog doesn't take it?
For this, I cannot answer. My dogs are the dogs in the home and I am the owner, the pack leader and I decide what's what in my home. They all have known it and it is just that way till eternity.
BUT...I have been lucky in a way that from the day my dogs become mine, I start them on home-made diet and set the tone straight. No if's and but's...nope.
Luckily, they all have enjoyed eating all this fresh food and various tastes throughout their life, even those in Heaven. It has been my greatest joy and pride to give them this type of food rather than same old boring junk for the rest of their life.
We can't control death nor can we actually control sickness...But we can control our actions and do our responsibility. That is all. I rather give this fresh, healing foods, that I make at home, myself, then things I know harm my dogs, made by strangers, with sick ingredients, at unknown places. Gosh!!
If anything, at least I am giving them powerful foods that give me a chance at preventing cancer, diabetes, obesity, allergies, inflammation, swelling, arthritis and much more....so why not?
Therefore, how will you give? The answer to that only you know. The answer will come once you decide that you want to give this and that your dog must take. Maybe you can mix in some fresh rice with veggies? Or in the beginning to adapt your dog's palette, you can do little on bread? If your dog loves pasta (yes!! you can feed pasta to your dog) then add bit of the paste in the pasta and see. Or simply take a bit and mix with something your dog likes, open the mouth and feed. I hope all this helps.
So, here are the photos and I hope you will get on to it right away. I always try to write my articles in a easy to understand way so you don't feel overwhelmed.
So hope this covers all your points..:) and gives you peace of mind that healthy living is SO easy, simple to do and super affordable - both for you and your dog. Everything else that you have been told, well, through it out the window! We will go one step at a time.
Here's to powerful health and healing for your beloved dogs!
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