Turmeric holds significant health benefits for dogs, such as: protecting from cancer, alleviating arthritis, treating cysts, cleaning / dressing wounds, remedying UTI’s. The recommended dosage for dogs varies by pet size, with small to medium size dogs taking 250 milligrams twice a day and large to giant breeds taking 500 milligrams twice a day. Cats’ recommended dosage is 100 milligrams twice daily. There are, however, some side effects that should be noted. Turmeric can cause nausea, dizziness, and iron deficiency. Speak with your vet before switching your pet to a turmeric inclusive lifestyle.
- “Dogs Naturally Magazine” estimates that 50% of adult dogs will experience cancer.
- Holistic vets have been known to treat dogs with cancer using turmeric, which has strong anti-inflammatory prooerties.
- Because of the anti-inflammatory capabilities of turmeric, dogs with arthritis are good candidates for treatment with the spice.
“Turmeric benefits are extremely impressive for humans so it’s not really that surprising that this golden-colored root could also be quite magical for pets as well.”