I saw a "share" going around Facebook on the benefits of Turmeric. A spice you can buy in any grocery store.
The day after I glanced over the information, I had a lump removed from my dog's leg. So, I did further reading online. There is a lot of information about giving turmeric to dogs and a lot of benefits. Here is a list from just one website. You can Google "turmeric dogs" and find a lot of information.
In a study at UCLA, doctors found that curcumin seemed to block the cancer promoting enzyme that stimulates the growth of head and neck cancer. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Scientists has conducted studies that show that curcumin can inhibit tumor growth and may even shrink existing tumors. This has to do with the spiceís amazing ability to shut down blood vessels that feed tumors.
Antioxidant properties are also helpful in reducing the negative side effects of chemotherapy.
Now, we are not saying turmeric is the only thing you should do to prevent, control and/or treat cancer; however, it certainly has us excited about its anti-cancer properties.
If we havenít already convinced you about the health benefits of turmeric, here are a few more uses:
∑Aids in the treatment of epilepsy
∑Helps relieve allergies
∑Helps in preventing the formation of cataracts
∑Used in treating depression (Yes, dogs can get depressed too)
∑Heals stomach ailments, aids in digestive disorders, and reduces gas and bloating
∑Acts as a binding agent and therefore great for treating diarrhea (Make sure you have lots of water available for your pet to drink!)
∑Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
∑High in fiber and rich in vitamins and mineral
Also see Turmeric for Dogs, Cats