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Ginkgo leaves

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Ginkgo leaves are a popular natural remedy for people suffering from various ailments. But what effect does this plant have on dogs? Can it help or harm them? In this article, you'll find out everything you need to know about ginkgo leaves for dogs.

What are ginkgo leaves?

Ginkgo leaves are the leaves of the ginkgo tree, one of the oldest tree species in the world. It originates from China and has been used there as a medicinal plant for thousands of years. The leaves contain various active ingredients that primarily have a circulation-promoting and antioxidant effect. This is why they are often used for conditions such as dementia, strokes, migraines and tinnitus.

What are the benefits of ginkgo leaves for dogs?

Dogs can also benefit from ginkgo leaves. For example, it can help them if they suffer from symptoms of old age such as memory loss, concentration problems or lethargy. Ginkgo leaves can improve brain function and protect nerve cells. It can also stimulate blood circulation throughout the body and thus improve the supply of oxygen to the organs. This can have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, the immune system and wound healing.

What are the disadvantages of ginkgo leaves for dogs?

Ginkgo leaves are not suitable for every dog. There are some potential side effects and risks that should be considered. For example, ginkgo leaves can inhibit blood clotting and therefore increase the risk of bleeding. This can be dangerous if your dog has been injured or is about to undergo surgery. Ginkgo leaves can also interact with other medications and strengthen or weaken their effect. This applies in particular to medications that also affect blood clotting or blood pressure. Therefore, the vet should always be consulted before giving ginkgo leaves.

How do I dose ginkgo leaves for dogs?

If you want to give your dog ginkgo leaves, you should stick to the recommended dosage. This depends on your dog's weight and is usually between 5 and 15 mg per kilogram of body weight per day. You can give your dog ginkgo leaves in the form of tablets, capsules or drops. It is best to give the preparation together with food or a treat.

Ginkgo leaves can be a useful supplement for dogs to promote their health and vitality.


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If you notice any signs of hypersensitivity or poisoning in your dog, you should see your vet immediately. We are not a substitute for a vet, but we try to be as accurate as possible. Every dog reacts differently and we recommend you get a second opinion or consult your vet if in doubt.

Stay healthy and take good care of your four-legged friend!😊

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