Top 10 Spices And Herbs That Are Safe For Dogs
7. Turmeric (Curcumin)
Turmeric, a spice commonly used in Eastern cuisines, is also used in traditional Eastern medicine. This spice has the ability to detoxify the body, purify the blood, disinfect wounds, relieve diarrhea, and treat stomach ailments. Turmeric also acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat arthritis. Talk to your veterinarian about dosing, but you can expect that, generally, just ¼ teaspoon will be safe for small pooches, ½ teaspoon will be okay for medium-sized dogs, and a teaspoon will be fine for large dogs. Add this amount of turmeric to your pet’s food just once per day, making sure to mix it into the food well. Remember, more doesn’t always mean better! Talk to your vet to be absolutely sure you’re dosing it right. And it is wise to use a bit of caution when you are thinking about adding turmeric to your dog’s food. Because this spice can act as a blood thinner and as a result, it might end up boosting your dog’s risk of bleeding. Particularly if he is taking other supplements or medications, it is best to talk to your vet before you proceed with Turmeric. It’s too easy for this spice to go wrong, despite the many wonderful benefits. (Photo credit: Steven Jackson/Flickr)
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