Canine Gold uses the key ingredient turmeric to support damaged or compromised joints. But what is turmeric and why is it a valued addition to joint supplements for dogs?
While you might have heard the recent buzz concerning its health benefits for humans, you might not know that it has a number of benefits for dogs as well. To get you all the information, we’ve put together a quick primer on what turmeric is, what it does, and why it’s gold dust for your dog.
Turmeric powder, as it is most commonly consumed, is a yellow substance derived from the rhizomes (underground stems) of the turmeric plant.
The plant is native to India, where it has been used for centuries for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Medicinally, it has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions including cancer, stomach upset, respiratory problems and dermatitis. It also has powerful anti-oxidant properties.
In clinical trials, the results showing the positive effects of turmeric have been outstanding. There is also widespread anecdotal evidence suggesting that turmeric is highly effective for improving canine health and treating a wide range of conditions.
The most pertinent impact of turmeric is the ability to act as an incredible anti inflammatory for dogs.
It's scientific fact that Turmeric is able to reduce inflammation and the associated pain substantially when added to your dog's diet. A real selling point for dog owners globally! These qualities would also lend themselves well to dog arthritis treatment.
Joint conditions are often chronic in nature and therefore become very difficult to manage effectively without serious side effects. We’re all aware of the problems associated with the long-term use of NSAIDS in dogs, particularly the stress they put on the digestive tract.
Turmeric doesn’t interact with gut enzymes in the same way that pharmaceutical non-steroidal inflammatories do, because it actually allows the gut-protecting enzyme (COX-2) to be maintained. In short, turmeric is able to give similar benefits as pharmaceutical solutions to joint pain, but without the associated gut disturbances and other negative side effects. Where possible the benefits of natural supplements for dogs obviously far outweigh anything with synthetic ingredients.
Tips for Use:
Turmeric has a low level of bioavailability, meaning that it is not readily absorbed from the small intestine. The absorption of turmeric can be enhanced with the addition of either oil or freshly ground black pepper and with that it becomes highly effective at combating a wide range of health problems including those related to the joints.
At Canine Gold, we use high quality flaxseed oil and coconut oil to enhance absorption and to ensure dogs get the added benefits of those oils in their diet.
In addition to joint health, turmeric has been shown to be effective in the treatment in many other ailments, including:
Please note: Turmeric should not be fed if your dog is currently being administered NSAIDs or blood thinning medications. If your dog is on medication and you’re unsure of possible contraindications, it is important that you consult your veterinarian prior to feeding turmeric.
This brings us to Canine GOLD. Our product combines the renowned benefits of Aloe Vera, Turmeric, Coconut Oil and LInseed Oil to give your dog the very best that nature has to offer. Don't just take our word for it, our testimonials and army of happy dogs speaks for itself!
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