If your not using it here’s why you should be and exactly how to make it.
Tumeric is a perennial plant that is grown throughout Southeast Asia, China, Australia and the South Pacific. Tumeric has been used for centuries in some parts of the world. Over the centuries turmeric has been used to treat all kinds of respiratory conditions, allergies, liver disorders, anorexia, rheumatism, diabetic wounds, coughs, sinus infections and just recently has been proven to help kill certain cancers. Tumeric is also superb at treating inflammation and has/is used to treat sprains and swelling.
The benefits of turmeric to dogs is just as beneficial. Tumeric is a natural blood thinner, which reduces blood clots and reduces cholesterol preventing future heart attacks and strokes. Tumeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and has natural antibacterial properties. It can help with arthritis, hip dysplasia, dental issues and dementia. So with all the great benefits of turmeric you maybe asking yourself how to feed turmeric to your loved dog and how much?
I have made my own paste now for the past 3 years and its very easy and simple to do. It’s really easy to administer and I’ve not had a dog refuse it yet.
1/2 cup of turmeric (indian stores have the bets quality)
1-2 cups of water.
11/2 tsp of ground black pepper.
1/3 cup coconut oil.
Add the water and turmeric to a pan on a medium heat. Mix continuously until you get a paste like texture. Once you get the required texture add the black pepper and the coconut oil. Stir for another couple of minutes and then remove off the heat. Place the paste into a sealable container and allow to cool. Once cool keep in the fridge for upto 2-3 weeks.
I give my dogs around 1/2 teaspoon each evening meal. The recommended dosage is 1/3 teaspoon to every 10 pounds of body weight. This should eb introduced slowly and time given to get to the recommended dose. Some dogs can become quite sickly if given too much too quick.
I personally believe that turmeric is so beneficially to dogs as well as humans. Dogs that are in complete health will still benefit from taking turmeric paste on a regular basis. I have been feeding turmeric paste for 3 years now and the benefits are very visable in my own dogs.
There are certain cases where feeding turmeric is not good and this is if your dog is suffering with kidney stones or on any type of prescribed medication. Always seek advise from your vet prior to feeding the ‘golden paste’ I myself did seek advise from an holistic vet prior to feeding.
‘HAPPY GOLDEN PASTE MAKING’