Benefits of Tumeric in your dogs diet
There are a number of recorded benefits of how this herb can help your dog, but any new treatment of any kind should be discussed with your dog’s holistic veterinarian.
- Natural detox
- Natural antibacterial
- Promotes heart and liver health
- Reduces blood clots that can lead to strokes and heart attacks by thinning the blood
- Promotes digestive health
- Acts as an antioxidant AND it’s believed to be able to help prevent cancer
- Offers allergy relief
- Helps prevent cataracts
- Has been used in the treatment of epilepsy
- Natural pain relief
- Natural treatment for diarrhea
Things to consider
As with almost anything, there are some downsides to using turmeric.
- It’s a binding agent, for one thing, which means that it can lead to constipation in some dogs. Because of this possibility, dogs should use plenty of water along with turmeric. Yogurt can also be administered to balance out the digestive flora.
- Dogs that are prone to kidney stones should not be given turmeric since it increases urinary oxalate levels.
- Also, some dogs are sensitive to turmeric and develop stomach upset. If this happens, it’s possible that you’re giving too much or that your dog is simply sensitive to the herb when added directly to their food.
- They also indicate that it can have an effect on those taking prescription drugs for diabetes or if taking aspirin. So, same applies here; I would avoid giving turmeric and diabetic drugs together, and if you’re giving your dog aspirin, I also wouldn’t give the two together. Give one or the other.
Turmeric Paste Recipe
- 1/2 cup turmeric powder
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup water extra, if needed
- 70 ml cold pressed Olive or Coconut oil