Turmeric for Dogs
Author: Shelley Bennetts Date Posted:31 October 2019
You want the best for your pet, and when you know that your beloved dog, cat, horse or guinea pig is in pain, you suffer with them. Ageing pets suffer all the arthritic pains and joint problems that we humans do, and although they can’t tell you where they hurt, you know when their quality of life is poor.
The turmeric spice is well known and used in veterinary medicine. It’s used as a complementary therapy alongside traditional treatments for inflammation, arthritis, various cancers, and to boost general well-being. Turmeric supports the immune system and helps to manage the side-effects of conventional medical treatments.
It’s not hard to incorporate turmeric into your pet’s diet and they would thank you if they could! You can make up a paste using a high-quality turmeric powder, make homemade treats or buy pre-made dietary supplements.
Golden Paste for House Pets
Here’s a recipe for an inexpensive turmeric powder paste or Golden paste. Store this in the fridge in a sealed container and it will keep for about a month. The taste will be strange to your pet at first and if you give them too much to start, you risk putting them off the flavour for good. So, you’ll need to start with a very small amount and gradually build it up to a dose that suits the size of your pet.
A little dog, pup or cat could start, and remain on, about ¼ teaspoon mixed with each meal. For a larger dog, gradually increase the amount to ½ teaspoon with each meal. You vet can advise you if you have any questions or concerns.