Many people are already aware of how useful this essential spice is for humans. But now many pet owners are beginning to understand that turmeric can be a wonderful supplement for their furry friends!
Can Your Pets Eat Turmeric?
Yes, it is perfectly safe for your pets to eat turmeric. Our TURMERIC PASTE makes it easy to give the spice to your pet. The propitiatory blend includes capsasin and hand processed Belizean Coconut oil which increases the bio-availability of turmeric. The paste also makes mixing with dry or soft pet food fast and EASY. Remember, it is a good idea to start out slow when you first offer turmeric to your pet.
Recommended daily dose: Pets 10-20# 1/4 tsp daily, Pets over 20# 1/2 tsp daily
Turmeric Has Been Proven to Control Inflammation:
Many different diseases and disorders, and health problems such as digestive issues, kidney disease, cancer, and allergies are all caused by chronic inflammation. A study held in 2004 showed turmeric is even more effective than some of the best anti-inflammatory prescription drugs given to our pets. For pets suffering from cancer, turmeric is a revolutionary alternative to costly drugs. The American Cancer Society recently revealed that the active ingredient curcumin prevents the development of cancerous growth and stops it from spreading. It can also reduce tumors and can kill cancer cells.
Each 8 oz Bottle of MMCSC Turmeric Paste contains approx 48 tsp-. For your small pet, that’s 192 servings–just 19 cents a day!
Turmeric’s top 3 Benefits
#1 – Turmeric Is Anti-Inflammatory
You may be thinking inflammation is only a problem for pets 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. A 2014 study found that the curcumin found in turmeric (its active ingredient) outperformed ibuprofen in pets with arthritis. Inflammation is the key driver of most disease in the body and turmeric is one of the best natural anti-inflammatories available. Keep this in mind as we look at the next few reasons to give your dog turmeric.
#2 – Turmeric For Dogs With Cancer
A recent UK study showed that curcumin could stop precancerous growths from becoming cancer, so turmeric can actually help prevent cancer. Amazingly, turmeric can also treat cancer. Nearly 1/3 of the studies done on turmeric are cancer research and the results are very promising. It’s been shown to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. The American Cancer Society claims “Curcumin interferes with cancer development, growth, and spread. Recently, curcumin has received a great deal of focus because of it’s ability to reduce tumor size and kill cancer cells.
#3 – Turmeric Can Replace Steroids
Many pets are on steroids for allergies and joint pain – but some studies show curcumin is just as effective as steroids.The lack of side effects with curcumin is its greatest advantage compared with corticosteroids. A study published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology shows that combing curcumin with a steroid reduced the side effects of this dangerous medication.
Just so you know…
- A common symptom when trying to feed too much turmeric too quickly is nausea. Start slow and work up.
- Dogs that are prone to kidney stones should not be given turmeric since it increases urinary oxalate levels.
- Overall, most case studies have revealed many positive effects with pets taking turmeric.
**The content in this blog is intended for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. Consult a health care professional for medical diagnosis, advice and treatment.