Turmeric for Dogs and Cats

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Posted by Debbie (East Lansing, Mi, United States) on 04/28/2013

I have a 5 1/2 year old black lab that has a tumor on his front paw, we have had him on antibiotics for 2 weeks and a anti inflammatory pill, we are seeing no improvement, vet is recommending amputation of the toe, of course at a steep cost, in the meantime I have been hearing about tumeric was wondering if anyone could give advice if it is okay to give him tumeric, how much?? we are trying to buy some time until we get the funds for his surgery, as a side note his is a diabetic dog.

Posted by Geri (Windsor, Ont ) on 12/28/2014

Hello my 8 year old Kelpie has a fatty tumor on his belly, closer to his side. I have been reading about the success using tumeric. But...Does it shrink it or blow it up. In some posts I read it shrinks it and in another I read it burst leaving a 2 inch hole. I want to shrink it not cause him any pain. So I am confused. Can someone explain it for me? Thank you!


Posted by Mary (Fayetteville, Ga) on 02/11/2010

Our Lab, Beau, was diagnosed with a squamious cell carcinoma in the roof of his mouth approximately 18 months ago. We struggled mightily with whether we should go the surgery, chemo, radiation route or just try to make his life more comfortable and happy. The surgery, chemo and radiation would not cure, and could only give him approximately 6 additional months. I purchased a book on Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs and immediately changed Beau's diet to a high protein, low carb diet. Also added Turmeric. Began with 1/2 teaspoon in his food for several days or week; then added 1/2 teaspoonfuls gradually until he rached 2 teaspoonfuls per day. Beau is a big boy; always has been. We've had him from birth.

I also started him on 1 teaspoon of the maple syrup cooked with baking soda every day. Ask your vet though, if this is OK. All I know is that Beau stopped bleeding from his mouth the day after his first dose of "syrup and soda".

Al, Beau exhibited a foul smell in his mouth and the vets never told us that sometimes parts of the tumor tissue will die and become smelly. Our new holistic vet practices Chinese and Western medicine and gave Beau Clindamycin because of the foul smell. After ONE dose, there was NO smell!!! Honest!!! She also performed acupuncture on him and he was so relaxed. I don't know how it works, just that it does. Good luck to you all, and may God bless you and our beloved pets. If anyone wants to get in touch with us, our E-mail address is [email protected].

Also, don't forget that God loves his animals, too. We ask His blessings on Beau's food, that it will nourish his body, strengthen his immune system and destroy the cancer that is within him. We also know that Beau belongs to God and that he is on loan to us to take care of. I thank Him every day when I look into that beautiful, loving face. What a gift.

Best Wishes,

PS: Don't forget the sardines for the dogs!!!

Posted by Lisa T (Fl) on 09/02/2015
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I am 53 y/o and tried Turmeric to loose weight and found it has many AMAZING side effects. I have had horrible irritable bowl since I was 7 y/o. I mean horrible. It will bring me to my knees and make me throw up forcing me to choose which end should be aimed at toilet. The Turmeric not only assisted in loosing weight but stopped my irritable bowel/spastic colitis DEAD IN IT'S TRACKS - NONE. I had never experienced a day without pain in my colon. OMG it was amazing.

Anyway, I have a 18y/o Border Collie that has a fatty tumor on his side that is so bad it is making him fall from the extra weight on that side and of course the pain from arthritis/old age. I have checked with 3 vets with no good solutions because of his age, no one wants to perform surgery.

Well, I thought, if Turmeric breaks down fat why not try it on Murphy. So, I looked up on the web if Turmeric was ok for dogs. It was ok but recommended a certain type of Turmeric. I compared the recommended Turmeric online to the type I had purchased. It was the same kind of Turmeric. Great! I researched online for the best Turmeric and I came up with, Curcumin C3 (Turmeric) w/ Bioperine - 2,000 % More Bioavailable 500mg, as the best on the market for Bioavailable for best utilization in body.

My point is maybe the Turmeric would help your doggie with his tummy issues?

Turmeric helped also my arthritis pain, my irritable bowl, brain function, mood and over all pain. It has been identified to be an Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Antioxidant, reduce risk for heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndromes, Alzheimer's and various degenerative conditions as well as improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases and a Benefit Against Depression.

I am sold. It has made me feels so much better and Murphy seems to move better and happier. The cheapest place I have found the Turmeric was Amazon. The brand I listed above was what I thought was best after my days of researching it.

Good Luck and I hope it makes Doggie better!


EC: Cross-posted from the anal gland issues page in the pets section.

Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta, GA) on 10/03/2008
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Just wanted to report that I am having great results on my 14+ year old german shephard mix who has arthritis (especially in the hips). I think that one of the most helpful and important things I'm doing is exercising him without fail every day. I take him on walks each day, usually about 3.5 miles total. Considering his age, he's in remarkably good shape and, except on steep hills, keeps up with our other 2 young dogs. We used to walk by a neighbor's golden retriever who was let outside in the front yard several times a day to do her thing. She hobbled around in obvious pain, barely able to walk. I never once saw the owners taking their sweet dog out for a walk. She was only about 10 years old when they put her to sleep. Just my opinion, but I think early deaths happen with some frequency to yard-only dogs. Exercise keeps those joints lubricated!

Supplements: I also recently started adding turmeric, msm and glucosamine to Max's food. Dosages: 1/4 teaspoon of powdered turmeric in his food in the morning, diluted with chicken broth. At night I crush a 1000 mg tablet of MSM and give him half of it (500 mg), plus a full capsule of glucosamine blend from Trader Joe's (glucosamine sulfate 750mg and glucosamine HCI 750 mg). My vet mentioned that she likes the combo of MSM and glucosamine for dogs with arthritis, which is why I started him on that a few weeks ago. The turmeric has helped heal up a benign cyst that had burst through the skin on his front paw. Very glad one of EC's readers reported a cure for dog cysts recently -- thanks! At any rate, Max seems to be doing better on the supplements -- walking faster, wrestling with the other dogs, less confusion at night when the lights go off. Yea, yea, yea.

Posted by Doug (Bellflower, Ca) on 03/16/2010
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I rescued a 2 year old (roughly) Boxer on September 26th, 2009 and named him Clyde. He is the absolute best dog I have ever owned! Shortly after I adopted him, though, I noticed that he had a lump on his face beside his right eye. It took me a few weeks to spot it because of his wrinkly boxer face. It didn't seem to bother him at all so I decided to keep an eye on it for a while. About a month ago I took him to the vet to have the lump looked at because it seemed to be growing (about the size of a grape at its largest).

They performed a "fine needle aspirate" to determine what it consisted of and they concluded that it was a "probable keratin filled subaceous cyst". (The test alone cost $250!) They said that it would eventually have to be surgically removed. I was pretty freaked out because I am getting married in May and cannot afford to fork out the amount of money that would be required to operate on him.

I was looking into the problem online and stumbled onto Earth Clinic where I read about using Turmeric as a cyst remedy. I ran to the market and picked up a jar of Turmeric powder and began sprinkling 1/2 tsp of it into his food morning and night (totaling 1 tsp per day). His first dose was on Wed (3/10/10).

On the following Mon night (3/15/10 (tonight)) I came home and found the cyst draining a brownish, reddish goo! Once I began treating him with the Turmeric the lump seemed to grow. I was beginning to wonder if it was going to work but I think it only appeared larger because it was bringing the material to the surface to drain.

The lump is not gone just yet but it is rapidly venting its contents and I am sure it will be gone in no time! (I'll post another comment if I'm wrong).

I am ecstatic with the knowledge that I don't have to spend a gazillion dollars and put by my buddy through surgery!

I don't usually write reviews and I am super skeptical when it comes to alternative medicine but this is no joke! EC saved me big money so I figured it was worth sitting down for a few minutes to share my experience. Turmeric rules and I plan to go tell it on the mountains!

Thanks EC!

Posted by Eva (Nj, Usa) on 08/04/2009
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Turmeric for cyst on my dog

I found a growth on my 7 year old golden retriever's neck. His name is Zeus, great dog. I couldn't afford a vet and didn't know if it was cancerous or not, it was growing and then it seemed to be getting irritated, even some blood or crust on it, it looked scary and I was upset. It got to be about 3/4 of an inch. So I prayed for a cure and was researching natural cures because quite frankly I believe nature heals and truly cures better than modern medicine much of the time anyway, not that I'm anti-doctor because I'm not, just wish they'd get themselves familiarized with what foods/herbs can help too, instead of only pills and surgeries. SO ... I've been giving him about a teaspoon sprinkled in with his food twice a day, morning and night. I mix with a little water so it mixes in well, sortof an indian dog food gravy if you will LOL. The good thing is, he seems to LIKE it! So I don't have to force feed it to him. I've been doing this since 07/27/09, it's now 08/04/09, so about a week, and mind you the first day or two I gave him less to be cautious in case it didn't agree with him. He has had no issues, and this dog has a sensitive stomach so that's good. Well, last night I check and it's shrunk to less than half the size, now it's slightly smaller than the size of a pea and no crusts, it is smooth and no longer looks swelling and dangerous and scary. It looks like it's just shrinking and healing away. This in a week! I'm continuing until it's gone and then will continue using a smaller quantity, maybe one half teaspoon twice a day as a preventative measure. This is just awesome. I got my turmeric in a big bag from an Indian spice store by the way, it's pretty fresh but I'll bet any will do.

It's good for people too! I think I'll start taking a little every day, too! Good luck! And I'll try to post later with follow up to let you know our results.

Posted by Kath (Full Time Traveler, Usa) on 03/06/2010
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I used turmeric on my English Springer for his fatty tumors. After about a week the biggest one ( size of a golf ball) popped, totally gross. Had to keep the opening clean but now healed. Two on back legs popped a week later. He still has one on his neck but that one is slowly shrinking. This stuff works. I give him 1 teaspoon mixed in with 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil. He loves it and looks forward to his midmorning treat. Good luck!

Posted by Chloe (Seattle, WA, USA) on 01/05/2009
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Turmeric Remedy for Cysts. Mid December 08, my 7-year old Golden Retriever was limping and her left paw was in pain. I could feel a hard lump next to one of the pads. Took her to the vet. They aspirated it and sent it to lab. (cost $180). Advised me that it was a sebaceous cyst and would have to be removed to the tune of $600 (that's including the discount of vet ins.) They said it WOULD NOT go away and it WOULD NOT burst. It would have to be cut off. It was "hard" now as it was old and not filled with fluid. I was desperate to find a natural cure, as I didn't want to spend $600!!. I've been on this website before (LOVE IT!!) and stumbled upon Lisa from Ohio's turmeric remedy. I started in immediately and now, 2 weeks later, the cyst is HALF its former size and is not painful at all. It was rock-hard before and now feels more normal. 2 weeks ago I couldn't even touch it! THIS REMEDY IS A MIRACLE. Sadie also has a soft cyst the size of a nickle on her chest and that has gotten smaller as well! I just used regular turmeric from the grocery store. 1 teaspoon per day. I have done extensive research on turmeric and have found it to be a miracle herb. I am now taking it myself 2x per day in tablet form. THANK-YOU EARTH CLINIC!!!!!! xoxo Chloe

Large Growths
Posted by Rottiemom65 (Ontario, Canada) on 09/20/2013
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GOOD NEWS!!! We have been giving her the tumeric and coconut oil in her food for 6 weeks now and applying the tumeric/castor oil poutices and the tumor that was the size of a baseball is now only the size of a nickel and is still shrinking, the core that the tumor was attached her elbow by, is now coming away from her elbow as well.

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 11/18/2012 403 posts

I wonder about using such high doses of turmeric for pets. "Amount" is a profoundly critical element of herbs. The amount of herbal elements introduced can dictate to which part of the body its elements are sent AND what action is taken when it gets there. Just like the form in which an herb is administered. A single herb can be used in various combinations of dosages and forms to treat hundreds of different ailments but HIGH dosages can ONLY be treated, by the body, as "toxin". The body doesn't care if it is turmeric or simple oxygen - if there's too much of it, it is simply "toxin" and the body has no choice but to go into "emergency mode". High dosage = chemotherapy. Some "bad" stuff may be eliminated along with the "toxin", but the fight, itself, will further weaken a system that is already weak from trying to remedy the situation. If the body gets to it before it gets to the area you are treating, you could create more and worse problems - often invisible, initially - without the "medicine" ever reaching the intended area. There are too many unknown variables to even guess, let alone calculate, what might happen. Kidney and liver failure are common as these are the primary organs used to eliminate toxins and what could have assisted or even cured a kidney or liver disorder - in the right dosage which would have elicited the right response from the body - could end up "silently" damaging the organs beyond repair. Always start "tiny", once a day. If the body responds, STAY tiny and once a day, before sleeptime. Don't rush it. Let it do what it has to do. If it stops responding, add a "tiny" bit more but don't increase the number of times per day. Let the body use what you're giving it at the time of day when it makes repairs without interference from you - during sleep. Medicine is just a part of life, it's not "magic". The body has a repair cycle. Seek remedy, apply (whether by eating, drinking, breathing or rolling in it) and then have a little snooze. Wake, take stock and either go about your business or take a bit more remedy and go back to sleep or, often, simply roll over and go back to sleep.

Posted by Susie (Galesburg, Illinois) on 12/23/2016
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How I get my dog to eat turmeric, for whatever reason. My older dog stopped going up or down steps for a month, so I started putting turmeric in her food to see if that helped. She eats dry dog food. I put her usual amount in her bowl and add hot water to soften it, adding 1/4 tsp of turmeric, 3 shakes black pepper, 1 tsp coconut oil, a couple shakes pink Himalayan salt, a heaping teaspoon of diatomaceous earth, and sometimes a miniscule amount of borax. She looks forward to eating this every day, and goes up and down the basement steps all the time now. Not sure how much it matters, but she weighs 50 pounds.

Posted by Chris J. (bloomfield hills, MI USA) on 12/13/2021
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Lisa, I also give my 8 year old Lab turmeric every day. He's had two knee surgeries and it seems to help with arthritis etc. Now, I make Golden Paste turmeric. It's a very simple recipe you can find online. He gets 1/4 tsp twice a day and I take it too for arthritis. The best (and least expensive) place I've found to buy turmeric is Costco, if you have one nearby.

Eye Infection
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US) on 02/23/2015
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Hello! One of our goats had an eye infection last week. The eye was swollen, glassy looking, and had a discharge. We have no idea how he got this. Perhaps an injury that got infected?

Anyway, he is a young buck and not very tame. Usually, I would treat an eye infection topically, with chamomile, charcoal, colloidal silver or coconut oil. That didn't seem feasible with this guy.

When in doubt, turmeric is my go-to. Blood purifier, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory....it has always come through for me.

He is one of four goats and they eat together...turmeric is great for all of them, so we just gave 2 Tablespoons mixed into their feed each day. So this 40 pound buck was getting 1.5 teaspoons of turmeric in a day. Two days later his eye was 90% better. This is amazing to me! My son said his eye had looked like they eye of a dead animal! Now, five days after beginning treatment, the eye looks completely normal!

Yay for turmeric!! ~Mama to Many~

Yeast Issues
Posted by Nappi (Jacksonville, Florida) on 09/01/2013
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Recently started Turmeric treatment for 12 y.o. Shar Pei Sanna. She has had a yeast problem with her skin since we got her at 8 weeks old and started developing lipomas in the past four years. Have always bathed weekly, and tried nearly every remedy we read about including lime sulfur dips, anti-fungal shampoos and vinegar to little or no avail. We read about turmeric for treating dog yeast infections and tried it. We are absolutely floored by the results. Within two days of starting treatment all the odor associated with yeast on her skin disappeared. She completely stopped chewing on her feet. It has been a month now and the smaller lipomas are gone and the larger ones are shrinking. The skin on her underbelly is getting soft and smooth and changing from purple to healthy looking pink. Our vet is amazed. Cannot say enough good things about using turmeric. Anyone thinking about using turmeric for their dog needs to stop thinking and start using. Your dog will appreciate it for sure!

Posted by Dee (Illinois) on 01/18/2014
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I have a 14 year old beagel. Maki has a tumor as large as a football it has sprung several leaks and all I do is wash it with water and antibacterial soap and also Betadin which is an atiseptic. The vet has given her some antibiotics too. I cover the leaks with gauze and give her vitamin C and I am on my third bottle of nutravetplus but I have not seen any improvement in the size of the tumor.

When I took her about a week ago to the vet, they want to put her down-

She eats, her vitals are all normal, she pees and poops and walks around the house. The only thing is the huge tumor and the leaks. I have been reading everyones post regarding turmeric- so I told myself to give it a try "why not"-

I gave my dog just this morning a quarter of a teaspoon though she doesn't like it-

What would you suggest how I could give it to her so she will take it together with her food?

Is there anything else I would need to do to help the tumor come down or minimize the leaks.

I told myself, just as long as her spirits are high and she manages to walk to eat and pee, I will help her fight this-

I need your suggestions-

Anal Gland Issues
Posted by Annonymous (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Usa) on 04/05/2010
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Aloe and turmeric for cat hemmrhoids

My cat had a lump next to the base of her tail. The next day there was another on the other side. She would get angry if I touched them. It must have hurt. She held her tail to the side, so I initially thought she broke it. She didn't like me trying to straighten it. She was straining to relieve herself so I gave her some kitten formula mixed with aloe juice and fish oil. I rubbed the fish oil on her fur since she wouldn't drink it with the formula from a dish. She immediately ran to use the litter box. The next day she was more active, but she had a second lump. I gave her some kitten formula with some turmeric in it, and coaxed her into eating some raw lamb. I had to use a syringe to feed her the formula. Today, the third day, the lumps are nearly gone if not gone (I don't want to hurt her to find out for sure). I gave her a second dose of formula with turmeric. In all she got one dose of the formula with aloe and fish oil, and two doses with turmeric. Only a teaspoon or so of formula each dose. So not much aloe or turmeric. But the lumps appear to be nearly gone. They were the size of a small grape. She sits by the water dish and doesn't really drink. The vet said she has kidney problems. She's probably dehydrated. But she's much happier today. Thank you, Earthclinic :)

Posted by Eva (Nj, Usa) on 08/18/2009

Hi, I wrote August 4th about my golden retriever Zeus' progress with a cyst, treating him with turmeric (a small teaspoon mixed with food, 2 x per day) and said I'd come post again to update on results for others to see. As noted previously I began treating him 7/27/09, by 08/04/09 I saw the growth (which had not improved for months and had been growing) had shrunk very substantially. It is now 08/18/09 and it has shrunk still further, it is less than half the size of a pencil eraser. For it to go from 3/4 of an inch to just a couple of millimeters in 3 weeks is very encouraging. I will try to remember to post again in future with results.

Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta, GA) on 01/05/2009
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Thanks for your posts, Chloe and Dianna. They reminded me to update EC about turmeric and my dog Max's burst cyst. I have continued to add about an 8th of a teaspoon turmeric mixed in chicken broth to Max's breakfast kibble each morning since October. The cyst on his right paw was quite large and had burst a few months ago. As I mentioned, the turmeric started to heal the cyst within a few days. It took about 2 months, but the lump is now completely gone!!

I would have started Max on turmeric ages ago had I known how helpful it is with benign cysts (he has them all over his body). Many thanks again to Lisa for telling us about this great remedy.

Posted by Carol (Mandan North Dakota) on 02/11/2014

Pepper should not be ingested by dogs. It irritates and inflames the digestive system. Best to use just tumeric, with virgin coconut oil for bio-availability, thou I'm not entirely sure what THAT means. LOL. I read blogs at ottawavalleydogwhisper and have found some invaluable info there. My Annie is like a child to me and I started her on low dose (1/2 tsp each) tumeric/coconut oil about 2 weeks ago for cysts on her legs and arthritis, and plan to increase it to recommended dosage for her weight. No changes yet, except that she will now allow me to feel them without trying to get away, and she is more mobile and not limping NEAR as much. I am struggling to keep up with her on our walks. Vet want to remove the lumps and not only can I, as a single mom, not afford it, it would be very tramatic for her to be away from me. She does not eat or play or interact with anyone when I am not home. What I HAVE noticed is that she pants a lot more. She is a mixed breed with layers and layers of black fur so she does get overheated easily, but we are in North Dakota-below zero temps. She is a bit overweight too. I think it may be the coconut oil as it boosts the metabolism. I will probably increase the tumeric to 1 tsp and leave the coconut oil at 1/2 tsp.

This dog is so smart, we can't even SPELL words anymore and she knows what it is. We now say 'walk' backwards (klaw) because if she hears the word, she will bug you until she gets her 'klaw'. Lol. wonder how long before she knows klaw and walk are the same.

Cat Sarcoma
Posted by MokiMom (San Francisco, CA) on 09/13/2021
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My 12-year-old cat has inoperable sarcomas on her back. This is the best everyday care routine I've discovered so far:

I wash the area using a spray bottle containing sterile saline (1/2 tsp salt boiled in 1 cup of water) and blot with kleenex, gently probing into the cracks where the foul leakage comes out. When the area is clean I spray with strong turmeric tea (boil water, turn off heat, add turmeric and a little black pepper, steep half an hour or so, filter out solids). I keep the spray bottles in the refrigerator. The tumors are hot so I think the cold spray is good. She is more energetic immediately after the treatment and the tumors are leaking less. To keep her from licking the part she can reach I loop an elastic bandage behind her front legs and tuck paper towels under it to cover her back. I tried castor oil poultices but her energy was down after the treatment and it gummed up her fur. The gummy texture made it hard to keep the area clean. What goes on the skin gets into the bloodstream and I'm not sure castor oil is mild enough. I don't worry about the turmeric. This routine is working well enough for maintenance. I am still trying to find the best way to actually shrink the tumors.

Cat Sarcoma
Posted by MokiMom (San Francisco, CA) on 09/24/2021

Update: A paste of turmeric, manjistha powder (Rubia cordifolia root) and moong dal is working to break down the tumor. I am seeing gradual progress over repeated treatments and my cat is acting like she feels much better. I found this remedy at https://www.ayurvedacollege.com/blog/managing-cancer-3/. I have posted details on how I am using it under the pet cancer topic. The post will appear pending approval.

Arthritis, Tumors
Posted by Katydid (Houston, Tx) on 05/31/2018
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My dogs both have conditions that I felt would be helped by the addition of tumeric. After much research, this is what I settled on. One dog is 85 pounds, the other is 45. I'll include dosages so you can convert to your pet's weight. My larger dog (10 years old) has benign tumors, arthritis, and hip dysplasia. My younger one (8 years) has the beginnings of a fatty lump, and what is probably a sebaceous adenoma. Treatment began two days ago and I feel both dogs are beginning to improve. I will update as time goes by, and if I remember to I'll take photos.

Recipe: Tumeric "Golden Paste" (there are other recipes if you want to research.)

1 cup water, plus 1/2 cup organic tumeric, mix both together in saucepan on LOW heat, minimum 7 minutes. Do NOT boil or burn, so stir.

Add 1/3 cup organic coconut oil. Can substitute almost any healthy fatty oil available.

Add 2-3 tsp ground black pepper. I cook an additional everything together one minute, then let it cool. Keeps 2 weeks in fridge, few months in freezer.

Now, dosages. 40lb dog= 1/8 tsp, gradually increase to 1/4 tsp. 80lb dog=1/4 tsp increasing to 1/2 tsp. This is PER DOSE, not per day. I give twice daily. You can start your dog more gradually then this if you think there'll be issues. I feed with meals so it's easier on their stomachs.

FEEDING...depends on your dog. I've one that'll take a frozen 1/4 tsp 'blob' of paste and just eat it out of my hand. ;) My other one needs his mixed into something. Generally I grab some cottage cheese, or broth and mix it with his paste into his food to kinda hide the taste a bit. Use whatever your dog likes.

I've seen a definite improvement in arthritis, and am expecting it to also help the tumors. I'm debating adding blue kote and castor oil to the tumors, but I'm holding off on those for now. I'll update when I think of it. Good luck to all and blessings to your beloved pets. :)

Posted by Pamela (New York, Ny) on 09/16/2016
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My 8 year old neutered cat Alex, cough badly especially after eating. He had UTI. I thought that was the cause. He sounded like he had the croup. He brought up his meal or any hair with bile. He lost weight, fluids. But still wanted to play and have his belly rubbed. I took him to the vet many times. The glands on his neck was swollen on his right side. When the doctor touched it, he went into a violent coughing fit. Bile and all. They gave him steroids, shots for the coughing, medications for the UTI, etc.. The UTI was gone, but Alex still coughed up bile. One day, he coughed and would pee on himself. I always preferred natural/organic healing with my animals and myself.

The vets bills were killing me and no results, I stopped the steroids and did with turmeric. Instantly he stopped coughing and kept his food down. I had him in a huge cage with a little box so I could watch him. When he did cough he stayed in the little box instead of the floor. He started to gain weight and now is on his way of making a full recovery.

Posted by Al (Mpls, Mn) on 12/14/2009
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First off my Golden Retriever is a "He" and about a 100 lbs not fat just big most Goldens are big dogs i give him 1 teaspoon 2 times a day going by what most fokes say on this site, but his cyst/tumor has not gotten any smaller even with 2 teaspoons a day so its not working like every one is saying, maybe they are Turmeric sales reps?

EC: Not if they are writing about turmeric powder, which only costs a few bucks at an Indian grocer. The posts promoting turmeric capsules are the ones to watch out for! We had a bunch of fake turmeric posts on the boils page about a year ago. It was the company that sells turmeric capsules at the big box store (W-----t) that was sending in bogus testimonials, week after week.

Posted by Ellie (Florida) on 07/22/2015

Thanks all for the information. I just wanted to mention something after reading all these comments..just be careful about how much Turmeric you give to your pets. I use this spice on myself because it helps with depression. I've read in many articles that Turmeric is a spice/supplements you can take every single day of your life. HOWEVER, if you're prone to developing kidney stones, like I am, you'll want to be very cautious. Unfortunately for me..I have to take lower doses and take some "days off" in order to keep my kidney stones at bay. I wanted to mention this in case your pets suffer from stones and too much of this spice might contribute to the issue. Otherwise, it's an amazing anti inflammatory and mood stabilizer.

Posted by Christine (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 02/22/2010
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Cleo's sebaceous cyst had begun to dry up on Feb 1st. That would by the 2nd week of introducing her to turmeric. A scab developed and had fallen off at least 4 times. Today the cyst is practically even with her tummy skin. I am amazed and so thankful for this method of treatment. I now watch for a reduction in her fat lump, which fills my palm as I cover my hand over it. I believe that results are not as quick because of her age and so, I am patient. She has added vigor and energy, certainly because of the turmeric added to her food. I too add extra virgin olive oil to the turmeric, which I am currently giving her 1/4 tsp twice daily and will continue to do so. THANK YOU for EarthClinic.com and to all of the members' reviews!

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