Turmeric for dogs benefits. Turmeric root has been used in Indian cuisine for thousands of years. It has become an increasingly popular health trend.
Fresh turmeric root stores easily and keeps well. It will keep in your refrigerator for a few weeks, or in your freezer for up to six months. You can also dehydrate the fresh root to make your own dried turmeric powder. Here is a great link on How to store fresh turmeric:
Benefits of turmeric for dogs:
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Can Replace Steroids
- Turmeric may help dogs deal with mobility issues stemming from osteoarthritis.
- Helps fight cancer.
- Turmeric can boost your dog’s immune system.
- It improves your dog’s skin and coat.
- Curcumin in turmeric has a high concentration of anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant properties.
- It relieves pain.
- Assist with joint issues.
- Assist with allergies.
- Can be an anti-inflammatory bowel disease aid.
- Reduce inflammation in the digestive tract.
- Can improve digestion and reduce discomfort.
- Can help to manage stress.
- Less anxiety.
- More balanced energy.
- To gain more consistent energy.
- With studies currently being undertaken, there are likely more health benefits of turmeric for dogs.
Great YouTube video to explain in more detail:
As a rule of thumb, 15 to 20 mg of turmeric per pound of body weight is the recommended dosage. That is roughly ¼ teaspoon for every 10 pounds.
You can give turmeric to your dog in paste form or mix it into treats.
Some vets sell chewable turmeric tablets for dogs mixed with coconut oil.
Turmeric is a very safe herb. But, it is important to discuss its use with your veterinarian before you give it to your pet, especially if your dog is taking any medication.
Because of its blood-thinning properties, you shouldn’t give turmeric to dogs with clotting disorders like Von Willebrand disease or thrombocytopenia. Turmeric may also react with diabetes medications or chemotherapy. For humans, turmeric is one of the safest herbal supplements.
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