Turmeric is not water soluble however it is fat soluble meaning it can easily be mixed in with wet food. Alternatively, you can make Golden Paste, which is combining the Turmeric with Black Pepper and Coconut oil or Hemp seed oil (remembering though NOT to heat the Hemp seed oil) which can then be added to either wet or dry food, given to your pet straight or mixed with a treat.
General Turmeric dosage recommendations for dogs:
Small – should start with about 1/4 teaspoon per day
Medium – can start with 1/2 teaspoon per day
Large – can start with 3/4 teaspoon per day
This is a rough starting point as there is no real accurate dosage as we are really talking about a food, not medication. You can increase the amount from there, up to about a tablespoon for larger dogs.
For larger animals such as horses, we recommend consulting a veterinarian for more accurate dosages or if you are dealing with specific concerns or ailments your pet may have.
A few pointers to be aware of.
Dogs, in particular, can go through a body detox and if you start to see signs of loose stools, you can increase the amount of oil in their food to help absorption in the small intestine rather than passing into the large intestine. If you notice any symptoms of diarrhoea or nausea, lower the dose by ½ for a few days. If symptoms persist, do not continue giving your pet Turmeric and seek advice from your preferred vet.