Author: mxxmikexx1

Combating Chemo induced Nausea/Appetite loss

This tip has worked wonders for MANY group members dogs in the Ketogenic Dog Group on Facebook!
If your dog is dealing with Chemo/nausea/not wanting to eat, this tip comes in from a fellow group member who Dealt with these issues and figured out a way to deal with it that worked well for them even when standard prescribed drugs failed to gain appetite back.
“Nausea is one of the side effects of chemotherapy and dogs will inevitably go on hunger strikes. My Isis sure did. Her Oncologist would prescribe *Cerenia* but that didn’t help at all. I make a ginger root tea for Isis. I boil a 1/4 cup of water. While that is boiling, I peel and slice 2 small slices of fresh ginger root. Once the water boils, I drop in the ginger in the water, take it off the stove and let it steep for 5 minutes. I then take ginger out of water and test the tea for hotness. How I test it is I get a dropper and take some of the tea and put drops of it on my wrist till it’s just lukewarm. Then I take a tablespoon of the tea and give it to Isis. I do this morning and night for 3-5 days after IV chemo. For nausea side effect for Oral chemo I give her a tablespoon of ginger root tea in the evening on a daily basis. Works like a charm for her.”