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Turmeric for Cats

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Curcumin For Cats

Herbs For Pets 3 min read
Curcumin For Cats

What Is Curcumin?

Often called Turmeric, Curcumin, in fact, is a medicinal compound that is found in Turmeric. Turmeric has many medicinal compounds called curcuminoids, which are natural phenols (organic compounds) that are responsible for turmeric’s distinctive yellow color. Curcumin is the main active curcuminoid found in Turmeric, which is why people often use these terms interchangeably. Turmeric itself is a root that is mostly cultivated in Asia and Africa as a spice most often seen in curry powder and has been extensively studied for its herbal medicinal properties.


What Is It Used For?

Aside from being used as a tasty spice, in herbal medicine Turmeric is renowned for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, and anticancer effects. It has also been used for various medical conditions, such as colon and breast cancer, liver and arthritis disease, gastric ulcers, hemorrhoids, and cystic fibrosis. More recently, studies have been done to study the effects of curcumin on dementia, traumatic brain injuries, and Alzheimer’s disease.


Curcumin And Pets

Curcumin has been used by people for centuries, however, it is only recently that Turmeric has gained popularity for pets given that our furkiddos are prone to many of the same health conditions that we humans are. Several diseases that our pets can be affected by, such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and gastrointestinal issues are rooted in chronic inflammation, which makes Curcumin a great option for treatment. A study in 2014 using Curcumin, outperformed some conventional medications in treating inflammation.

Several diseases that our pets can be affected by, such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and gastrointestinal issues, are rooted in chronic inflammation, which makes Curcumin a great option for treatment.


Curcumin For Cats

Curcumin has been shown to reduce low-grade, acute inflammation by releasing white blood cells to body tissues. Types of cancer like Gastrointestinal Lymphoma can form from chronic inflammation. With Curcumin’s proven effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory, it is possible that it could prevent precancerous changes from advancing to cancer. Studies have shown that it can prevent the growth of new cancer cells. Curcumin has been shown to shrink the size of tumors and deplete cancer cells by shutting down blood vessels that feed tumors.

Dr. Doug Thamm, a veterinary oncologist who led the study states: “The unique feline liver means that some drugs that are not toxic to dogs or humans may be toxic to cats. In this case, dog and human liver enzymes turn off the beneficial effects of curcumin against cancer but because feline livers function differently, the benefits may not be completely lost.” Using Curcumin preventatively and as an active treatment for cancer in cats is proving to be very beneficial.

How To Take Curcumin

Grabbing the powdered turmeric at a local grocery store will, unfortunately, not give you the desired health benefits associated with Curcumin. Turmeric should be extracted with a small amount of piperine (black pepper) extract as this will help to open the blood vessels and increase absorption of the curcumin by up to 2000%! Also keep in mind that Curcumin is fat-soluble, so if you put it in water, they will be absorbing very little, so it’s best to put it in their meal. Curcumin also passes through the body quickly, so it’s important that it is taken twice a day. Your furkiddo can try Turmeric in our herbal formulation, OcuLove, which helps encourage general eye health and can help slow the degeneration of the eye!


If you want to learn more about whether or not Turmeric is the right support for your kitty, feel free to reach out to our pet experts. We are always happy to help!

Pet Expert Anna

Pet Expert Anna

Anna has been in the pet health industry for a total of 22 years, in a wide variety of roles. She’s a lifetime pet owner and currently shares her life with 2 large and giant breed dogs, 2 cats, and an Amazon parrot! She’s a passionate advocate for animals to live their most healthy and happy lives, she strives to learn all that she can about pet nutrition, treatment for specific health conditions, and all facets which lead to overall wellness. Contributing to her overall knowledge as a loving pet parent is her certification as a Professional Pet Food Nutrition Specialist. Next on the agenda is completing the Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist program, in order to add to the vast knowledge which she has already gained.

Published: September 26, 2020

9 replies

  1. CARL OHLUND says:

    My cat has asthma I don’t want to use a steroid for the inflammation, will your turmeric help with her asthma

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Carl,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us.

      We’re so sorry to hear that your little one is dealing with asthma. We know that can be really uncomfortable and not to mention scary for a furparent. Thank you so much for everything you do for your sweetheart, we’re sure she appreciates you so much.

      We think Turmeric could be beneficial to your little one because of its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric can also help to manage discomfort and improve blood flow.

      Here’s more information on Turmeric:

      We believe that adding our Resp-Aid formulation could also be really beneficial to your sweetheart as it can help to promote healthy breathing, reduce coughs, and support overall respiratory health.

      More on Resp-Aid:

      We hope that your precious girl starts to feel better soon, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need anything at all.

      Sending lots of love and pawstive vibes your way.

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

  2. N/A says:

    My poor 15 year old cat was diagnosed with a mass in the abdomen and intestine enlarged heart and kidney disease I’ve heard of some miraculous results with curicumin to shrink tumors .How beneficial.will it be and the best kind to buy

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi there,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us.

      We’re so sorry to hear that your precious kitty is dealing with all these conditions. We can only imagine how scary and stressful this must be. Please know that our whole team is here for you, any time you need.

      Curcumin is a compound found in Turmeric, which can be very beneficial in relieving inflammation and discomfort as well as supporting heart health. Turmeric can also help to support liver health. So we definitely think that having Turmeric on hand for your little one would be good!

      To support your precious furkiddo in terms of the mass in their abdomen and kidney disease, we would also suggest our ES-Clear and Tripsy supplements. ES-Clear is a blend of herbs that can help to support pets dealing with masses while encouraging immune system health and supporting the scavenging of free radicals.

      For more on ES-Clear, click here:

      Tripsy is or main support for pets with kidney issues. The herbs found in Tripsy can help to promote kidney health, reduce inflammation, manage discomfort, and can help to maintain urinary tract health as well.

      More on Tripsy here:

      We hope this information helps! Please feel free to reach out to us any time, we’re always here for you and your furmily.

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

  3. Elizabeth King says:

    My 13 year old kitty has recently been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, would curcumin help at all in this situation?

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      We’re so sorry to hear that your little one is dealing with hyperthyroidism. We can only imagine how stressful things must be right now. Please know that our team is always here for you whenever you need us.

      Curcumin, the main ingredient in Turmeric, could be really beneficial to your little one as it contains antioxidant properties that can help to support discomfort and inflammation. It can also help to support vital organs that can be affected in kitties who have hyperthyroidism, like the heart, and liver.

      We suggest our Hyperthyroidism Gold Support Kit for your little one as it contains our Resthyro, as well as our Turmeric supplement. When used together, these powerful yet gentle supplements can help to support uncomfortable symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism, maintain the thyroid gland, and aids in digestion and a healthy appetite.

      For more on our Hyperthyroidism Gold Support Kit, click here:

      We hope this information helps, please feel free to let us know if you have any questions whatsoever. We’d be beyond happy to help.

      Sending all our love and well wishes to you and your precious little one!

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

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