The Benefits of Turmeric in a Dog's Diet

The Benefits of Turmeric in a Dog's Diet

When you google the word "turmeric" you'll be flooded with pages about the holistic benefits of this spice. But why is this ancient spice, that has been used for thousands of years, showing up trending in dog food?

It turns out that our pets can also benefit from this natural superfood in similar ways as humans.

Turmeric was originated in India, where it was regarded for its medicinal and flavorful properties. Preliminary studies have shown that the curcumin in turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that aids in digestion, among other health benefits such as:

  • Maintaining pain associated to joints issues and arthritis
  • Reducing blood clots due to its blood thinning properties
  • Helping irritable bowel diseases since it helps break down dietary fats
  • Great antioxidant
  • Boosting the immune system

When introducing turmeric into your pet's diet, it's best to start slow so that their digestive system becomes accustomed to it.

*If your pup has health concerns or is on medication, it is best to consult with your pet's Nutritionist or Veterinarian to see if turmeric is a right fit for them.

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Many users of turmeric rave about a "golden paste" for dogs.
Recipe for Golden Paste:
1/2 Cup of organic turmeric powder
1 to 1 1/2 Cups of filtered water
1/4 Cup of organic cold pressed coconut oil.
Mix the turmeric with the water in a pan on low to medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes until it forms a thick paste. Once it has turned into a paste, you can add the and coconut oil to make the concoction. Allow the mixture to cool and place it in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge to be used for up to two weeks.
You can then add the golden paste to your dog's food, starting with 1/4 Tsp. for every 10 lb. your dog weighs.