It’s pretty well known that turmeric is healthy for people and dogs, but is turmeric good for cats too? Reading online it appears that this is yet another controversial topic in the feline world.
There are many who won’t use any product that isn’t backed by scientific studies or FDA approved. If you are one of these people, you’re missing out on a lot of awesome products – in our humble opinion. 🙂 Did you know that the FDA won’t approve a spice or supplement – but they will approve a drug that can cause suicidal thoughts or an erection lasting more than 4 days… just a thought.
From my personal experience, turmeric has the same healthy benefits in cats as it does in humans. Our cats get this on a daily basis.
The active ingredient in turmeric that makes it so awesome is curcumin. This comes from the root and bulbs of the plant and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
While there may not be scientific research on turmeric for cats specifically, this spice plant has been used for thousands of years to treat and prevent many health issues in both people and animals. From arthritis and skin issues to diabetes and cancer, turmeric has proven to alleviate pain and help heal from the inside out.
So why would we deprive our kitties of this awesomeness? Since turmeric has so many healing properties, we give this to our cats as a preventative. Prevention is the best medicine and we’re huge advocates for cat parents being proactive with their cat’s health.
We recommend finding a reputable supplement company that offers turmeric or curcumin for your cats. We use Bark & Whiskers Curcumin for Pets in our cat’s afternoon feedings. Since starting this supplement we’ve noticed an impact on the autoimmune disease our Pooh Bear deals with. We were able to cut back his medication significantly, which lessens his chemical exposure and thereby prolong his life. Our other cats benefit from a shinier coat and brighter eyes – signs of healthier cats.