Used heavily in Eastern food, Asian food and Chinese medicine - the highly potent benefits of turmeric have been studied for many decades. While turmeric has the ability to heal our pets in many different ways, it is important to recognize turmeric's role in helping to prevent cancer in our dogs. It is estimated that nearly 6 million dogs die from cancer each year, a number that is utterly crippling. With statistics that unsettling, we need to be proactive in preventive care to lessen the risk of cancer in our canine family members.
Turmeric is not just an old wives tale! Its medicinal properties (derived from its primary component curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.
The main component of Turmeric is curcumin, a substance that has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Curcumin is a bio-active substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level. This makes turmeric ideal for senior pets, dogs with arthritis and poor joint health, and any condition with inflammation as a symptom. The anti-inflammatory properties is turmeric are so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs. (Except without the bad side effects!) Turmeric is also a strong antioxidant, helping to neutralize free radicals in the body while stimulating the body's own antioxidant enzymes.
What else can Turmeric do?
- Anti-inflammatory. ( Research 1 & 2 )
- Anti-cancer fighting properties. ( Research 1 & 2 & 3 )
- Improved brain function. ( Research 1 & 2 )
- Promotes a healthy heart. ( Research 1 )
- Anti-aging. ( Research 1 & 2 )
- Alleviates symptoms of allergies.
- Helps detoxify liver.
- Digestive aid.
- Helps prevent formation of cataracts.
- Helps prevent and reduce parasite overload.
- Antimicrobial and antibacterial.
How do I give Turmeric to my dog?
Ideally, for max absorption, you should mix your dog's dose of turmeric with unrefined, virgin coconut oil.
The general rule for dosage is 1/8th of a teaspoon per 10lbs of body weight.
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