The benefits of Turmeric for dogs

Turmeric powder for dogs is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant and has a huge range of health benefits for your pet!  Curcumin, the main and active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticoagulant properties. It is also anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, wound healing and contains anti-cancer activities.

Is your pet suffering joint issues and arthritis? Blood clots? Irritable bowel diseases or a low immune system? Then turmeric for dogs is your best natural supplement to help ease their ailments.

Inflammation in a pet doesn’t just affect their joints, chronic inflammation is the silent killer and most common ailment behind many diseases including allergies, kidney disease, arthritis, dental disease, digestive disease and cancer. By adding Turmeric for dogs into their diet you will effectively reduce any inflammation and ward off potential disease.

When it comes to cancer and cancer prevention then Turmeric should be on your list. By adding this powerful antioxidant the curcumin can intervene and stop the pre-cancerous changes. It can prevent and also treat Cancer. Based on nearly 1/3 of studies they’ve shown Turmeric can kill cancer cells and prevent them from growing.

With half of adult dogs developing cancer then adding Turmeric to your pets diet is highly recommended.

 

How to make Golden Paste:

The powder on its own is hard for your pet to absorb so combining it with a healthy oil increases their absorption rate. The addition of black pepper can increase absorption by 2000%

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix the turmeric with 1 cup of water in a pan. Save the remaining water in case you need it to thin your paste a bit. 
  2. Stir the liquid on low/medium heat for about 7 to 10 minutes. It should form a thick paste in this time. 
  3. If the paste gets too thick, add a little more water.
  4. If the paste looks watery, add a little more turmeric and heat it for another couple of minutes. 
  5. Once your paste has thickened, add the pepper and oil and stir thoroughly. 
  6. Allow the mixture to cool. 
  7. Place it in a jar with a lid and store in the fridge. It’ll keep for up to 2 weeks. 

* Coconut Oil is most commonly used to make Golden Paste, but it isn’t the best choice for your dog’s gut health. If possible try organic MCT oil or organic ghee (clarified butter) instead. If you use MCT oil, make sure it doesn’t have lauric acid.

How much Turmeric should my dog eat?

  • Small dogs (2-5kg):  start with about 1/4 teaspoon per day
  • Medium dogs (5-20kg): start with 1/2 teaspoon per day
  • Large dogs (20-40kg): start with 3/4 teaspoon per day
  • Giant dogs (40+kg): start with 1 teaspoon per day