Our pumpkin and turmeric treats are specifically beneficial for dogs in need of natural anti-inflammatories. This will help with sore joints, sensitive guts, or inflamed allergic skin, just to name a few.
Turmeric is the super-ingredient
in this recipe. It is both anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant. The active ingredient is curcumin, which has many medicinal properties to it. Over 6000 scientific studies have been performed on turmeric, providing a huge amount of evidence on its benefits; more evidence than some licensed drugs!
Inflammation can be found all throughout the body, and it is not always obvious. Arthritis, cancer, upset guts, kidney disease, bladder infections, and skin allergies are all diseases which can cause inflammation in the body, and can frequently cause pain. Therefore, if inflammation is decreased, the welfare of the dog will significantly improve with turmeric. The antioxidant properties of turmeric will help improve the future life of our dogs. Antioxidants fight against free radicals which can damage cells. They can also stop precancerous cells becoming cancerous, and if cancer was to happen, they interfere with growth, spread and development. Half of all dogs will get cancer of some form, and therefore turmeric is an excellent ingredient for protecting against it.
The other superfood in this recipe is pumpkin, which has been added to this recipe in the form of seeds. Pumpkin seeds are full of fibre, vitamins and minerals, as well as a very clever amino acid known as cucurbitin. Fibre is essential for keeping the guts regular. It draws water into the guts when there is constipation, and encourages water absorption when there is diarrhoea. This helps keep our furry friends’ guts comfortable.
Curcumitinn is an amino acid which can also reduce worm burdens. It paralyses the worms which causes them to die off. Wormers from the vet should also be occasionally given, but fewer drugs will be needed if cucurbitin is used in conjunction, leading to a more natural, healthy lifestyle. These magical ingredients are supported by chia seeds, oat flour, brown rice flour, black pepper and coconut oil, to ensure each of the treats are brimmed with the maximum amount of minerals, vitamins and omega oils we could possibly put in.