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Turmeric for Dogs


Nikita O'Rourke |

The Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs

It has been known that Turmeric is a fantastic natural supplement for humans but it also has many benefits for Dogs and through various experiences we have seen major transformations.

Reduction and Prevention of Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation can occur anywhere in a Dog’s body. Short term inflammation is acceptable as the body tries to fight off foreign pathogens but long term inflammation can be dangerous for our Pets.

“Research has shown curcumin to be a highly pleiotropic molecule capable of interacting with numerous molecular targets involved in inflammation. Based on early cell culture and animal research, clinical trials indicate curcumin may have potential as a therapeutic agent in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, and chronic anterior uveitis, as well as certain types of cancer.” Ref NCBI

At Fetch we assist many dogs on a daily basis with symptoms , illnesses , sensitives etc. We work with Cara Rescue Dogs , at any one time Cara can have over 100 Dogs in their care.

Our Biggest Success with Turmeric for Dogs

The biggest success story we have seen is little Oscar . Oscars Mammy contacted us at her wits end. He had been suffering with a skin condition for over 6 months. He had lost a lot of his hair from tearing at himself and had began snapping when he was touched (understandably so).

Olivia had Oscar at the vets on numerous times. She had tried Steroids , Painkillers , Anti Biotics anything she could try she had. Oscars skin was inflamed, we recommended a change of diet to Nourish Rite Grain Free Salmon to help the condition but he needed something to also heal the condition. Olivia started Oscar on The Holistic Hound Golden Paste. One teaspoon a day with his food. However as Oscars condition was so bad we were only 70% confident that we would improvement.

I am still to this day shocked when I think of the day Oscar walked into the shop 2 weeks later, it passed my mind for a split second maybe Olivia got another Bichon. This couldn’t be the same dog. It was little Oscar and he was in great form with his hair already growing back. Below is a picture of Oscar before and after 2 weeks later.

Turmeric for Dogs in Pain

Pain is caused by inflammation so again Turmeric will help with this. Specifically Joint pain such as arthritis , dysplasia , injury.

“It can help reduce joint pain better than regular painkillers. Most of the non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) given for treatment of osteoarthritis and to reduce pain are COX inhibitors. COX stands for cyclooxygenase enzymes (COX-1, COX-2).

Ref : Turmeric for Health “These enzymes produce chemicals called prostaglandins which further accelerate inflammation. Inhibition of these enzymes reduces pain and inflammation. Newer NSAIDs specifically inhibit COX-2 and prevent occurrence of gastrointestinal side effects.

The Effects of Non – Steroidal Tablets can have

However some of these NSAIDs are known to cause gastric lining erosion, impair kidney function, cause vomiting and diarrhea, increase bleeding risk and may even prevent formation of cartilage.

Interestingly curcumin works on the same principle as these drugs but does not cause any side effects. Curcumin by suppressing nuclear factor-kappaB inhibits the activity of COX-2 which contributes to inflammation in bone cells and pain in osteoarthritis. “


I adopted Ameera from Cara Rescue Dogs when she was 4 months old after she had been dumped in a forest with her sister. From 6 months old Ameera was struggling with her Hips.

I have studied Pet Nutrition for many years I knew there was nothing more I could have done to prevent this, it was genetic. However I knew I could help ease her pain and progression of it through Natural supplements. 2 years on and you would not know Ameera had hip dysplasia. I have gone from lifting her off the floor to watching her spring around. I always worried about being able to keep her comfortable in her more senior years but Golden Paste has changed that.


Cara Rescue Dogs were contacted by a Vets about Meela, she had been knocked down by a car. We collected Meela and brought her to a Vet that specializes in Orthopedic surgery. Two breaks to the pelvis and a break to the back leg was identified.

After extensive surgery we started Meela on The Holistic Hound Golden Paste and within 6 weeks she was back walking and in great form. We fell in love with Meela in no time and she now has her forever home!

Turmeric Aids Digestion

In order for healthy digestion to take place the liver must produce bile. If this system is impaired, liver, gallbladder and intestinal issues can arise. Curcumin has been proven to stimulate bile production. Underweight, extremely active and pregnant/nursing dogs all require more fat in their diets, so Turmeric can be especially beneficial for them.

Shows Promise with Cancer Patients

Several studies conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information(NCBI) have shown promising results in using Curcumin with cancer patients. The herb seems to affect cancer growth as well as development and spread at the molecular level. It has also been shown to inhibit the growth of blood vessels within tumors and contribute to the death of cancer cells.

Overall there is very few ailments or illnesses that Holistic Hound Golden Paste cannot heal or at least improve. It gets 5 Stars from us at Fetch and many of our customers.