My dog, Scooter, is a Turmeric Dog – that is, I use turmeric every day in his diet to minimize his skin complaints. Since becoming a convert to using turmeric in my dog’s diet I have learned that my dog benefits in many other ways from this natural ingredient. I have also learned that some people have issues feeding turmeric to their dog (ease of adding turmeric, fussy eaters etc). Here are some suggestions:
To add Turmeric into a dog’s diet (so your dog successfully absorbs it) you need 3 main ingredients:
The Simple Method
Just make up a daily mix to add fresh over the top of your dog’s dinner (takes me 2-5 minutes). Add:
Let the mixture sit for a minute or two and then add to your dog’s food. Some dogs may turn up their noses at this mix being added to their diet (Scooter wolfs his down). If this is the case you can either start off with small amounts of turmeric or you can try the next alternative.
The Crunchy (Gluten-free) Treat Method (recipe from a fellow Facebook Turmeric User Group (TUG) member)
DO NOT BURN THEM
If you live in a humid climate keep them in a freezer and take them out as you need them.
Are you keen to use Turmeric in your dog’s diet? Or is your dog already a turmeric dog? Do you have any other recommendations for getting a dog to eat turmeric daily?
About the Author: Kate Richards promotes an active, healthy lifestyle for dogs and doglovers via her website www.fitdog101.com. Kate discovered biking with her dog, Scooter, 3 years ago and enjoys sharing their adventures together. Scooter inspires her to get out and about, enjoy others, and ultimately lead a happier and better life. This article was first posted on On February 7, 2014 on FitDog101.