Turmeric For Dogs – The Benefits & Recipes.

Turmeric For Dogs – The Benefits & Recipes.

What are the health benefits of turmeric for your dogs?

What is turmeric?

Turmeric is more than a trendy word in the health-conscious world. It is a traditional Indian spice. Moreover, it is full of health benefits for your dog’s insides and their exterior. Seemingly, turmeric for dogs aids in healing and preventing cancers, skin lesions, teeth care, and even protects the liver.

What is in turmeric and how safe is it for our furry friends?  

Thankfully, we live in a world filled with holistic specialists. Like never before, we have a world of knowledge at our fingertips. So, we asked experts in the field to teach us about turmeric for dogs.

We know that turmeric is grown in the southwest of India. Such a spice is known to have a plethora of medicinal properties. From being high in antioxidants fighting against free radicals and assisting in anti-aging; it helps with decreasing inflammation in the body specifically gastrointestinal concerns. Furthermore, turmeric for dogs protects the liver from toxins. Most importantly it assists in inhibiting the growth of tumors in dogs.

Turmeric is composed of easily absorbed oils and three curcuminoids: curcumin (diferuloylmethane), demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. This spice is a part of the ginger family and having known nourishing properties such as phosphorus, iron, iodine, vitamin C, B, B2 and B3, B6.

The property in turmeric that aids in health is called curcumin. Curcumin an active ingredient and found in the roots and bulbs fast absorbing and is extracted from the turmeric root which is peeled, dried and turned into a powder; sometimes freshly used or boiled.

How Is Turmeric Distributed Into Your Dog’s Body?

Curcumin is a property in Turmeric that is activated and absorbed into your pet’s body when combined with a binding agent such as black pepper a digestive aid that allows for easy distribution of curcumin within your canine’s body. Curcumin is neutral in the acidic ph of the stomach. Seemingly, it is not easily mixed and dissolved into water. Therefore, one must ensure that the pet receives adequate preparing of the serving. A “Golden paste”, popsicle treat, or prepared in a warm broth for your canine will work best.

Recipes To Include Turmeric For Dog’s Overall Health?

Turmeric Gravy:

1 Tbs Turmeric powder

1 tsp  Black powder

½ cup of water

After mixed place on top of pets food.

Turmeric for dogs is used both internally and topically. Adding a mixture of turmeric and pepper into your dog’s food is a great way for them to receive the many benefits of this exotic spice.

Bunny Bun Paste: 

2 cups of clean quality water

1 TBS of honey

½ Tbs of cinnamon

1 Tbs Turmeric

½ Tsp pepper

Mix all ingredients up and put in an ice tray and leave to freeze overnight.

Quick tip: Since Turmeric is a warming herb, it’s a great way to offer your canine a healthy treat in the summertime.


What Can Turmeric Do For Your Pets Health?

Turmeric for your dog’s skin.

Working with the bodies natural abilities to decrease inflammation, turmeric can help relieve your pet from itchy skin. Thankfully it also protects the liver; aiding with proper elimination.

Cancer and Turmeric

Studies have shown that curcumin which is founded in turmeric can reduce the size of a tumor and kill cancer cells. When the paste is topically applied right onto tumors the turmeric combats the inflammation on the spot.  

Turmeric and Teeth Care

Turmeric is used in a variety of home remedies as a teeth whitener and due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammation properties. Turmeric can be a great addition to your pets teeth regimen.

Tip: Lightly sprinkle turmeric on your pets natural toothpaste or coconut oil and gently rub onto teeth and gum. Because Turmeric can stain on both hands and clothes you will need to use warm water and cotton ball to thoroughly clean off remaining residue from dogs teeth as well.

Turmeric’s Known Side Effects:

Turmeric is a warming herb so being mindful of how much you give them is important. (If you notice your pet is panting a lying on cooler grounder more often than usual, cut back on turmeric for a little while). The usual dosage I offer Spanky is ½ Tbs and is given to him every other day for one week if their is any aches or pains, or through cleansing.


Dr.Becker: “Curcumin an active ingredient and found in the roots and bulbs fast absorbing and is extracted from the turmeric root which is peeled, dried and turned into a powder; sometimes freshly used or boiled.”



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