The Benefits of Turmeric for Canine Health

Nutrition

The Benefits of Turmeric for Canine Health 

Turmeric is a natural superfood that humans have been using for many years. And of course, you must be wondering if dogs can benefit from this spice as well? They can! Turmeric can help treat and prevent certain diseases, boost the immune system, help with inflammation, and much more. So how does this superfood work? Let’s find out more!

WHAT IS IT?

Turmeric is a popular spice that holds superfood characteristics. A compound known as curcumin can be found in this spice. This is turmeric's active ingredient that works to provide many benefits to your dog. What kind of properties does it have? 

  • Antioxidant 
  • Anti Inflammatory 
  • Anti Bacterial 
  • Anti Fungal 
  • Anti Viral 

WHAT CAN IT DO?

Turmeric is actually one of the top natural and medicinal remedies for inflammation. Turmeric sends messages to the body to release white blood cells to the inflamed tissues. This superfood can also aid in digestion by breaking down dietary fats that cause irritable bowels. 

Due to turmeric being a wonderful antioxidant, it can even help to prevent some cancers. Studies have shown that tumors have shrunk in size when taking turmeric and cancer cells have even been killed off. 

WHO CAN IT HELP?

If you have a dog that suffers from arthritis or other joint-related pain, turmeric is a great way to treat it naturally. Dogs with cancer, dental disease, and even allergies can all benefit from a little bit of turmeric added into their diet. If your dog has congestive heart failure, turmeric can help with his/her heart health. 

HOW TO USE IT? 

While turmeric has wonderful health benefits, it can be hard to absorb. If you want your dog to benefit as much as possible we recommend mixing it with coconut oil. You will want to add in about half a teaspoon of black pepper, this works as a booster and will increase the benefits. You may also find treats that are marketed as turmeric treats. This is easy to give your dog and definitely less messy!

You can find wonderful turmeric in three of our treats!



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