As I was making my morning coffee the other day, I began thinking, can I add this ingredient to Zephyr’s food. I use it daily, so why not Zephyr too.
What I was thinking about, is the turmeric that I add to my coffee, make teas, and sprinkle on just about anything else that I eat.
I did just that to Zephyr’s meal that afternoon. I sprinkled about 1-2 teaspoons of turmeric over her ground beef meal. The Z girl loved it! I don’t know how much that means, because I haven’t met a food that Zeph does not care for. 🙂
Turmeric is terrific for humans, as well as our pets. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, and it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer properties.
This morning, while reading my emails, I found this article from Mercola.com, on “Powerhouse plants that can prevent and heal disease in pets.” I now had the evidence I needed which told me, I could safely add turmeric to Zephyr’s food, and in larger quantities than I had previously added.
Here is that article, and I hope that you give it a read. Beware, as with most of their articles, there is an ad at the bottom for a supplement that they sell. I found a 16 ounce bucket of organic and USDA certified turmeric at Costco.
Oh, and to get all the benefits of turmeric, for proper absorption by the body, you do need to add a pinch of black pepper. But that turmeric that I found at Costco already has black pepper mixed right in.
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