How to Use Ginger for an Upset Stomach in Cats

by Stephanie Dube Dwilson, Demand Media
    Ginger can give your cat quick relief from an upset stomach.

    Ginger can give your cat quick relief from an upset stomach.

    Ginger is an effective treatment for digestive ailments, but the main challenge with using ginger as a treatment for your cat is getting Fluffy to ingest it. Ginger capsules are available at health-food stores, but you may find it easier to prepare a ginger tea.

    Items you will need

    • Fresh ginger root
    • Food grater
    • Measuring cup
    • Cheesecloth
    • Drinking glass
    • Dropper

    Step 1

    Grate one teaspoon of fresh ginger into one cup of hot water.

    Step 2

    Allow the mixture to steep for as long as it takes to cool.

    Step 3

    Spread cheesecloth over the rim of a drinking glass and pour the ginger tea into the glass, straining out the grated ginger. You can discard the ginger.

    Step 4

    Pull some of the ginger tea into a dropper. One half to one full dropper should be enough to provide relief for your cat.

    Step 5

    Administer the tea by slipping the dropper in the side of your cat's mouth, pushing it far enough back that the tea will go down your cat's throat and not back out of her mouth. This step is much easier with someone else holding your cat and steadying her head.


    • While even healthy cats will occasionally vomit, persistent vomiting or vomiting combined with lethargy, diarrhea or blood in the vomit requires a phone call to the vet to rule out infection, toxins or parasites.


    • Natural Health Bible for Dogs and Cats: Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M.
    • Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats: Editors of Prevention Health Books
    • ASPCA: Vomiting

    About the Author

    With features published by media such as Business Week and Fox News, Stephanie Dube Dwilson is an accomplished writer with a law degree and a master's in science and technology journalism. She has written for law firms, public relations and marketing agencies, science and technology websites, and business magazines.

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