The Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs

by Sundays

Did you know that Turmeric has been linked to many healing properties in not only people, but dogs too?

Turmeric is a deep, golden-orange spice that’s been used for its flavor and medicinal purposes for centuries. A relative of ginger, turmeric comes from the root of a plant. Turmeric has been linked to antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, wound healing and anticancer properties in not only people, but dogs too. 

Is Turmeric Good for Dogs?

The short answer: Yes! It’s been used for thousands of years as both a spice and medicinal herb for people and recently, science has started to support its health benefits for dogs. 

Turmeric Benefits for Dogs:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties: The active ingredient in Turmeric, curcumin, has anti-inflammatory properties to support joint health. One study has shown curcumin may support healthy joint mobility and comfort. 

  • Antioxidant properties: Antioxidants help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. 

  • Supports digestive health: Your dog's gut makes up a majority of their immune system. When your dog's gut health is in good shape, the rest of your dog is more likely to be well too.

Feel good knowing that you're feeding your dog food that contains not only Turmeric, but a shortlist of other healthful and beneficial nutrients. 

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