Turmeric Benefits for Dogs

Turmeric Benefits for Dogs

Posted by Marcio Rodrigues on


General Information:

Turmeric is an Asian plant that belongs to the same family as ginger. It is commonly used in powder form to add color and flavor to different dishes. It is also not uncommon to find it as an ingredient in pre-packaged pet foods as a flavor and color enhancer.

But beyond its use in cuisine, the spice has also been found to possesses incredible anti-inflammatory properties, among other qualities that can truly change your pet’s life!

The active compound in turmeric is curcumin. This compound has antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, as well as anti-cancer properties. It has been found to fight diseases such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Liver disease
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • And more

Anti-inflammatory properties:

Turmeric’s greatest benefit, by far, is its anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the root of nearly all diseases your dog may suffer. From arthritis to cancer, many diseases you would not consider are actually a byproduct of inflammation.

So, you may be wondering, what even is inflammation?

Inflammation in and of itself is not a bad thing. It is when a healthy immune system fights off bacteria and viruses and helps the body heal injuries. When a pathogen is detected, the body will increase the blood flow to the area, sending white blood cells and extra fluids to the surrounding tissues. The inflammation that results from this protects the body against infection and stimulates tissue repair.

Unfortunately, sometimes the body reacts abnormally, targeting the body’s own cells or diet elements as foreign invaders, causing possible chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can result in several uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms, such as:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Reduced appetite
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Weight loss

Some factors that can lead to chronic inflammation are as follow:

  • Genetics
  • Parasites
  • Food Allergies
  • Metabolic conditions
  • Stress
  • Bacterial overgrowth in the gut microbiome

What is the gut microbiome?

The gut microbiome is the collection of bacteria, yeasts, and other organisms that live in your dog’s digestive tract. They help to digest food and extract nutrients, while also playing a very important role in the development of a strong immune system.

Turmeric has been found to be one of nature’s most effective anti-inflammatory elements!


Recent studies conducted on the benefits of turmeric continue to suggest that this incredible plant may even help with cancer. The active ingredients in curcumin, which is found in turmeric, prevents not only the development of cancerous growths, but also prevents the spreading of cancer, reduces the size of tumors, and kills off cancer cells.

Some breeds that have higher rates of cancer occurrences:

  • Rottweiler
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • German Shepherd
  • Great Dane
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Bichon Frise
  • Boxer
  • Golden Retriever

Arthritis and joint pain:

Hip and joint issues are quite common in dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages. We understand how sad and alarming it is for pet parents everywhere to see their once energetic and bouncy dog struggling to do things that they once did without any trouble, such as hopping up on the couch or playing with the kids.

Breeds which are more prone to joint troubles:

Joint and hip problems are, unfortunately, more prevalent with larger breeds of dogs since increased size and weight can put greater stress on joints. However, pets of all size may suffer from these conditions. 

Among the breeds of dogs that are more susceptible to hip and joint pain are:

  • Rottweiler
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Great Dane
  • Saint Bernard
  • Mastiff
  • Dachshund
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Newfoundland
  • Samoyed

Factors such as having a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) or a longer torso may also put a dog at a greater risk of developing hip and joint conditions.

The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are particularly useful in managing any joint pain your dog may be experiencing.

Other amazing benefits of turmeric:

  • Turmeric is known for removing toxins from the blood, promoting liver health
  • Known to treat gastrointestinal disorders
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Kills ticks, fleas, and other parasites
  • Treats depression and improves wellbeing
  • Relieves allergies
  • As a binding agent, it is a fantastic treatment for diarrhea
  • Prevents cataracts, which is when the eye’s natural lens clouds over
  • Treats epilepsy
  • Some research even shows that it may help to ward off Alzheimer Disease.


BioPerine serves as a catalyst for essential nutrients. It fastens the digestive process, enhancing the benefits of supplements and herbs.

BioPerine comes from the pepper plant. It is shown to make turmeric more easily absorbed and metabolized by the body, which is why BioPerine and Turmeric combined are a fantastic way to combat conditions, such as cancer, allergies, pain, and inflammation.

Here at Coco and Luna, parents and their furry children are always our priority! This is why we have worked so hard to create the ultimate Turmeric Supplement. Our formula is made from natural and fresh ingredients, ensuring the utmost quality for our clients! Our curcumin supplement is an antioxidant and can be given to your pet as a tasty, chewable treat that offers numerous health benefits including joint, hepatic, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular health.

Our chewable tablet is safe because it is a natural pharmaceutical grade anti-inflammatory formula. It provides inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, and hip dysplasia relief. These delicious tablets are small and easy to chew. They also taste great! Making giving them to picky eaters much less of a hassle.

Our two active ingredients – Turmeric and BioPerine – come together to make an effective and powerful way to protect your pet from a huge range of maladies. Our products are all made in an American FDA approved laboratory.

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