Why is turmeric good for dogs?

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Turmeric extract is a type of plant root that is commonly used as a medicinal herb. Turmeric contains the active compound called curcumin, which can do wonders for your dog’s health.


Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory. It can help to block substances that cause the inflammation. Many health implications are caused by inflammation or can result in inflammation in the body.

Although the body cannot naturally heal or protect without inflammation, managing the inflammation can help to prevent further health issues.

Turmeric can help with any condition that results in pain and swelling. It can also help to stimulate the body’s natural steroid (Corticosteroids) to suppress swelling and inflammation.  It’s a good natural option to look into if your dog is already prescribed man-made steroids.

This makes it the perfect supplement for dog suffering with conditions such as;

  • Arthritis
  • Dermatitis/Skin Allergies
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Dental Disease

Because pain is caused by inflammation, turmeric is also great as a natural painkiller.

Promotes Heart Health

Curcumin from turmeric is known to be a natural blood thinner and could help prevent blood clots.

Curcumin also contains polyphenols, a natural compound found in foods that can act as an antioxidant. These anti-oxidants could potentially reduce the risk of heart disease by improving the function of the blood vessels.   


Dogs can absorb toxins from both the environment and their foods. This could include fragrance, cleaning products and shampoos. Toxins can also be emitted from their plastic food bowls! It is impossible to remove all toxins from your dog’s environment so it is a good idea to supplement the body to help it expel the toxins.

The liver is responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body. Curcumin from turmeric is known to stimulate bile production and support the liver function.   

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