Turmeric for dogs has a long list of benefits there are a whole lot of reasons to give your dog turmeric! So let’s take a closer look at this handy little spice. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin – which is essentially its active ingredient. Curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, wound healing and anticancer activities. Turmeric for dogs can help fight diseases like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, gastrointestinal issues, Alzheimer’s and more.
You may be thinking inflammation is only a problem for dogs with joint disease … but chronic, hidden inflammation is a silent killer. It’s the root of nearly all disease. Cancer, arthritis, allergies, kidney disease, dental disease, digestive disease … it’s all caused by inflammation.
#1 Turmeric Can Relieve Arthritis Pain
We know that arthritis is the result of inflammation and turmeric can decrease inflammation in the body. But it can also relieve the pain and stiffness in arthritis … better than conventional pain medications.
#2 Turmeric Can Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory effects can be helpful in treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) as well as other gastrointestinal disorders. It’s been shown in several preclinical studies and uncontrolled clinical trials as having positive effects on gut inflammation and gut permeability.
#3 Turmeric Can Replace Steroids
Many dogs are on steroids for allergies and joint pain – but some studies show curcumin is just as effective as steroids. Curcumin is its greatest advantage compared with corticosteroids. And that’s the main benefit of turmeric for dogs – not only can it work just as well as many prescription and over-the-counter drugs, it doesn’t carry the same nasty unwanted Side effects.
Bonus – Turmeric Is A Powerful Antioxidant
So there are a whole lot of reasons to start giving your dog turmeric. But I haven’t mentioned the best one yet … turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and antioxidants can slow down ageing, degeneration and even increase lifespan. The main benefit of antioxidants is that they help fight free radical damage. Free radicals are unpaired electrons that can accumulate in cells. They’re the by-product of metabolism, sometimes the immune system creates them to fight viruses and bacteria, and they’re also formed when your dog is exposed to chemicals, pesticides, processed foods, pollution, radiation and toxins. Once free radicals form in cells, their single electron makes them very unstable and they react quickly with other compounds to capture a second electron to make them stable again. They usually just attack the closest stable molecule and steal its electron and the damaged molecule with the missing electron becomes another free radical and a chain reaction is set in motion. Here at Drool Pet Co. we have been making golden paste for years now and have seen dramatic side effects in our dog Roxy who has allergies and arthritis. It was a no brainer to add it in our Raw dog food range we sell in Cairns, QLD. & include our own Golden Paste Plus 250g on our online store for shipping Australia wide!