Turmeric for your dog is better than Ibuprofen!
Turmeric is a bright orange spice that is often used in the Indian cuisine. I believe this spice has so many benefits that you may want to consider adding it to your pups diet.
Turmeric contains Curcumin, which is the active ingredient that provides most benefits. It is anti inflammatory in nature and especially great for treating arthritis or joint pain.
A clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging revealed that this wonder spice is also an effective painkiller. Ibuprofen is one of the most popular pain relievers in the US despite the fact that this pain killer can cause some serious side effects such as toxicity to the heart (According to the medical Journal The Lancet) Ibuprofen is highly toxic to dogs and should never be given to them.
With that said, there is a better natural alternative that has been proven to work. The study conducted reports that Curcumin and Ibuprofen were equally successful in reducing pain and discomfort and patients who consumed Curcumin scored even higher on tests of stair climbing and a 100-meter walk.
This study offers great promise for dogs in that it seems to be as effective as the anti inflammatory drug (NSAIDS) that is often prescribed by vets, but with far fewer side effects.
If your pup suffers from joint pain and/or arthritis you may want to give turmeric a try.
The best turmeric to buy is the organic turmeric you can purchase at a health food store that is more potent than one you can purchase at a grocery store. You can also purchase turmeric in the raw which is a root that you can crush and add to your pup’s food. It is recommended to add some black pepper with the spice in order to aid in the absorption.
The dosage recommendation is found from the Dogs Naturally Magazine: The recommended dose for dogs is 15 to 20 mg per pound of body weight per day, or more simply put, ⅛ to ¼ tsp. per day for every 10 lbs. in weight.
It is recommended to give your dog plenty of water in order to avoid constipation in that turmeric is a binding product.
It is always recommended to speak to your pup’s holistic vet if you are concerned about adding turmeric to your pup’s diet especially if your pup is already taking conventional medication.
For more information on turmeric and details of the study please visit this page https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/turmeric-good-for-dogs/
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