There have been some exciting developments in pain relief and treating inflammation, and the two I’m thinking of are both natural. One is the use of PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic fields), and the other month is curcumin.
We’ll discuss PEMF and what it may mean for your furry companion in more detail later. Today we're going to focus on turmeric/curcumin.
Curcumin is a compound derived from turmeric, which is considered a natural remedy for pain relieve. Tumeric comes in many forms such as tea, powders and the raw root so it can be used to treat inflammation associated with arthritis, among other things. What makes turmeric of interest is that it has the ability to block an enzyme responsible for causing inflammation.
My husband has been taking turmeric for years to relieve the aches and pains from his many sport related injuries. The point of all this is that what is frequently good for our bodies, can also be good for your four-legged companion’s body.
Why address inflammation? One of the issues with chronic inflammation is that in many cases it will lead to other issues, such as damaging tissue or laying the ground for creating micro-fractures which will lead to, if left untreated, bigger issues.
There are many products out there but we'll wait on recommending one until we hear back from clients and what they find is working. Dogs Naturally Magazine has an excellent overview on using Tumeric/curcumin for pain and inflammation.
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