Turmeric is getting noticed in the Pet world for its healing and preventative properties.

The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin which can help heal wounds by decreasing inflammation and oxidation.  It also lowers the body response to cutaneous wounds.  This results in wounds healing more quickly.

Studies on turmeric show that it can positively affect tissue and collagen as well.  This common household spice has many benefits that will aid your Dog throughout it’s life.

Benefits:

Helps arthritis

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Can relieve pain
  • Prevents allergies
  • Cancer preventative
  • Speeds recovery from wounds and cuts

“The Golden Paste for Dogs” – Recipe created by Veterinarian Doug English

  • ½ cup turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup raw, unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil
  • 2-3 tsp cracked black pepper

Boil the Turmeric and water before lowering the heat and simmering until it turns into paste.  (this should take 7-10 minutes).  Add the pepper and oil after it has been removed from heat and cooled down (approx. 10 minutes later).

The interesting combination of ingredients above is for specific reasons.  The black pepper helps the absorption of the Turmeric into your dog’s blood.  The coconut oil in the recipe makes the liver metabolize the curcumin slower so it is better absorbed by your dog.  Coconut oil also helps your dogs coat remain shiny and healthy and plays a big part in cognitive health as well.

Recommended dosage:

¼ teaspoon with your dog’s food twice daily

If there are no negative effects (such as loose stool, tummy upset), then after 3 weeks you can increase the dose to ¾ teaspoon 4 times daily

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR DOGS WITH GALLBLADDER STONES OR BILE DUCT OBSTRUCTION.  ALSO BE CAUSTIOUS WITH DIABETIC DOGS.  GOLDEN PASTE ALTHOUGH ON MILD BASIS, CAN LOWER BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS.