There are plenty of different supplements out there that claim to help our dogs’ joints and organs – and one of them is turmeric! Specifically, a component of turmeric called curcumin, that’s responsible for giving the spice its distinctive yellow color.
Just what else can this curry spice do?
- Curcumin actually helps with reducing inflammation. It’s powerful enough that at least one study has proven that it is on par with anti-inflammatory drugs!
- With reduced inflammation comes reduced chronic pain, as joints are no longer swollen and painful.
- Curcumin not only promotes the functioning of blood vessel linings, it can also act as a blood thinner. This can help with excess cholesterol removal and blood clot risk reduction.
- If your dog has digestive problems, curcumin may help. It stimulates bile production, which is an important component in the digestive progress.
- As a result of fighting pain and inflammation, curcumin allows for healthier joints in older dogs.
- Curcumin’s inflammation-fighting capabilities aren’t limited to just joints – they can also affect the blood-brain barrier, promoting healthier brains in senior dogs.
With all this said and done, just how do you feed your dog some of this good stuff? Most dogs don’t like how turmeric tastes, and it is normally poorly absorbed by the body unless accompanied by good fats and black pepper. If you’re already feeding your dog supplements such as glucosamine for their joints, just try finding one that contains those extra key ingredients! That way, you can get it all sorted in one go.
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