17 Reasons Your Dog Needs Turmeric

Turmeric Root VegetableDo you have some Turmeric sitting in your kitchen cupboard?

And did you know that it’s a scientifically proven and powerful medicine that can make a big difference to your dogs health and longevity?

Turmeric root – a member of the ginger family and well known for its culinary uses, is a powerful medicinal herb that has been heavily researched for many years and found to provide powerful anti cancer properties with literally hundreds of simultaneous medicinal side benefits!

What’s in Turmeric?

The primary and beneficial bio-active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin. So while it acts as a spice in cooking, it’s also a pain reliever, making it a great food supplement for dogs in pain from an illness.

What’s the benefit of using it?

17 reasons why your dog needs Turmeric:

  • It’s proven to fight multi-drug resistant cancers
  • It protects from radiation damage
  • It reduces inflammation and relieves joint pain by neutralizing free radicals
  • It reduces heavy metal toxicity
  • It works as a steroid replacement, free from steroid side effects
  • It’s Anti-parasitic
  • It’s Anti-allergy
  • It’s Anti-depressive
  • It’s Anti-epilepsy
  • It’s Anti-oxidant
  • It’s Anti-septic
  • It’s Anti-tumor
  • It prevents and reverses Alzheimer’s disease
  • It sooths gas and bloating
  • It can treat Gastrointestinal disorders (IBD)
  • It treats and relieves diarrhea
  • It’s rich in vitamins and minerals

That’s a whole lot of reasons to give your dog turmeric, but it gets better!

Turmeric Beats the Expensive Drugs!

Turmeric has well over 6,000 scientific studies under its belt and is now believed to be a better option than the following drugs:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Chemotherapy
  • Steroids
  • Arthritis drugs
  • IBD drugs (Inflammatory bowel disease)

Turmeric Can Treat and Prevent Cancer

dog operation at the vetThere have been some very promising studies conducted in the last few years in the area of cancer and the effects of curcumin on cancer cells. Unlike chemotherapy treatment that kills all cells indiscriminately, curcumin has been found to target just the cancer stem cells.

Curcumin has shown to reduce metastasis, decrease cancer cell growth and even induce what’s known as apoptosis whereby the cancer cell destroys itself which is great news.

Turmeric Eases the Pain of Arthritis

Turmeric has proven to be one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available. Clinical studies have revealed that curcumin in turmeric is a powerful antioxidant.

Antioxidents slow the signs of aging, slow down degeneration and even help to increase lifespan. They excel at fighting free radical damage caused by exposure to chemicals, pesticides and processed foods.

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals which cause the painful inflammation and damage to joints affected by arthritis. This also makes turmeric a reliable option for arthritis and reducing the painful condition in your dog.

Turmeric Can Replace Steroid Treatment

Very recent studies show very promising results in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other gastrointestinal disorders and more studies are being conducted.

Have You Had Your Dog Treated With Steroids for Joint Pain?

Labrador RetrieverStudies are showing that curcumin is as effective as steroid treatment. An Indian study concluded that “The efficacy of curcumin and recurrences following treatment are comparable to corticosteroid therapy” and “The lack of side effects with curcumin is its greatest advantage compared with corticosteroids.”

So if curcurmin works just as well as steroids but without the nasty side effects or the vet costs, you now have a powerful natural home remedy with literally hundreds of simultaneous medicinal side benefits!

How to Use It?

Turmeric is not so easily mixed in water or well absorbed by the body and quickly filtered out by the liver, so the best way of giving this fat soluble herb to your dog is by mixing it with some coconut oil. (See Also Turmeric Paste below).

You can feed the powder alone, the most commonly available or the fresh root, finely grated. If you feed twice daily, divide the daily amount between the two meals for better absorption.

Add between one eight to a quarter of a teaspoon per 10lbs of your dogs weight to their daily food and make sure there is plenty of fresh drinking water available as it may make your dog a little more thirsty than usual.

How To Make Turmeric Golden Paste For Dogs

Senior dogAustralian veterinarian Dr Doug English gets great results with a turmeric recipe he developed called Golden Paste.

By combining the turmeric powder with black pepper and coconut or olive oil, it’s overall effectiveness is increased.

Here is Doug’s recipe:

Golden Paste Ingredients:
½ cup organic turmeric powder (Organic turmeric powder is best as it contains lots of curcumin)
1 cup filtered water
1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (Grind organic black peppercorns in a coffee grinder, magic bullet or hand grind with a pestle and mortar) You can also buy pre-ground peppercorns but fresh ground is best.
¼ cup organic cold pressed virgin olive or coconut oil (Coconut oil is a great choice with many health benefits).

Golden Paste Directions:

  1. Mix the turmeric with the water in a pan
  2. Start with 1 cup water and add more only if needed
  3. Stir the liquid on medium/low heat and in about 7 to 10 minutes, it should form a thick paste
  4. If your paste looks watery, just add a bit more turmeric and heat it for another couple of minutes
  5. Once you’ve got a paste, add the pepper and oil, then stir it very well.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool, then place it in a jar with a lid and store it in your fridge. Ideally, you should store the paste for no more than two weeks … after that, you’ll want to make a fresh batch. You’ll know from making up the first batch, how much of each ingredient is needed for your dogs size, for a second batch to last two weeks.

Giving Turmeric Golden Paste To Your Dog

You can add the Golden Paste directly to your dog’s meals by mixing it with some water or yoghurt. Most dogs seem to like the taste.

How much to give:

  • 1/4 tsp to small dogs daily
  • 1/2 tsp to medium dogs daily
  • 1 tsp to large dogs daily

It’s also best fed in smaller amounts over several meals each day for better absorption. So if you feed two meals a day and you have a small dog, just use 1/8th of a teaspoonful in each meal each day.

Turmeric is safe, however, if your dog has a pre-existing condition with medication, seek your vets advice.

Where to get it?

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About Dan

Dan is an experienced dog nutrition and home remedy specialist, helping pet parents heal chronic dog health problems with healthier kibble, home cooked and raw food diets and using effective, safer natural home remedies for a healthier, happier and longer lived dog.


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