It is essential for dog owners to ensure the health of their respective pets. There is no assurance that your pet can stay healthy if you do not check its health from time to time. One of the common degenerative illnesses of dogs is no other than arthritis. Just like humans, arthritis could get worse if not treated early. There is no cure for arthritis, but it can be prevented with the use of turmeric products.
Most dog owners are adamant at first in mixing turmeric in their pet’s food. They are worried about the effects of the new diet might cause their dogs. Turmeric is a supplement to your pet’s diet recommended by other dog lovers or by a vet. Oversupplying your dog with supplements is bad for him.
Supplements on food diets might be harmful to pets. Mixing the supplements with other diet mixes could cause chemical reactions that will lead to allergies, indigestion and other side effects to your beloved dogs. Such reactions may cause serious ailments or is lethal to your pooches.
The introduction of turmeric drew much attention to a dog’s supplemental diet. Several reason highlights why a turmeric food supplement is good for your dog.
Here are some known wonders of turmeric for your dog:
- As a pain reliever
- Detoxes the dog’s system
- Controls the dog’s body weight
- Reinforcement of anti-oxidants
- Supports digestion
- Cures Diarrhea
- Anti-allergic properties
- Heart and Liver Health
- Anti-cancer potential
- Cataract prevention and much more.
Turmeric applied as a topical ointment for scrapes and bruises. Applying it directly to wounds and sores will speed up the healing process and prevent infection. It will also fight fungal diseases caused by skin irritations like ringworm. Prevent the dog from licking the sore until it heals by putting on an Elizabeth Collar.
If you want to start a turmeric supplement for your dog, here is the recipe and how to prepare it:
- Half a cup of powdered turmeric (125 ml)
- 2 cups of water (250 ml)
- Add another half a cup of water if required (125 ml)
- 1.5 cup of black pepper, freshly ground (7.5 ml)
- Cold pressed Olive oil or coconut oil (70 ml)
Mix turmeric and water in a pan, regularly stirring the mixture over low heat until a thick paste is achieved. This process will take from seven to 10 minutes and may occasionally require adding water for the desired paste.
Add pepper and oil to the mixture at the end of the cooking. Stir until the turmeric paste blends in well with the oil and ground pepper. Once the turmeric formula is well mixed, place it in sterilized storage containers and allow cooling down then refrigerating. To sterilize, turn the unlidded jar upside down and place it in an oven with medium heat for ten minutes. Turn off oven and place lid on allowing it to cool down. Sterilized jar in the refrigerator would allow the mixture to last for a month. Turmeric formula is best when consumed for the first two days.
The dosage of turmeric formula for your dogs is fed gradually until the pets adjust to the taste and effect of the diet mixture. Start with ¼ to ½ teaspoon for every meal. Gradually increase the volume of turmeric mixture to every 5 to 7 days. When you see your dog’s condition improve you had found the right dosage for your pet. Healthy dogs’ dosage maintained at ½ to 1 teaspoon.
Is turmeric the ultimate solution for your dog’s health issues?
It can be a yes or a no answer. It still depends on the body reaction of your dog. However, it can be treated early to prevent itself from getting worse for your dog. It is better to make sure that your pet will not suffer continuous pain with the help of turmeric.
About the author: Jeff Caceres is a dog lover who spends his spare time playing with his furry friends. He and his family own 7 dogs in the house. You can visit the website at http://loveyourwoof.com to know some tips and advice for beginner to seasoned dog owners.