I have decided I would like to try some turmeric for Gypsy and her joints as they are not as good as they were. The normal way to add it is to make golden paste, a mix of turmeric, water, black pepper and an oil. With Gypsy being pancreatic prone it is the choice of oil that worries me!
Was looking at getting a premade product but the one I was thinking of which uses flaxseed oil on facebook was implied not to be a good one and suggested should be coconut oil based.
Reading online coconut oil seems controversial, some sites seem to categorically say avoid coconut oil whereas other sites imply it contains Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are a form of fat that does not require pancreatic enzymes for digestion, so in theory should be ok for dogs with pancreatitis! confused.com!!
My sister sugested I give Beau same , only 2 weeks ago but think I will stick with Arthriaid hes been n that 3 years now. Hope you find your answers Caz it must be very daunting and frustrating no knowing which way to go x
I have no idea which to try but obviously do not want to make wrong decision. The more I read the more I am confused. Not really sure there is a right or wrong way to go as both involve adding fats to the diet. I am starting to wonder if I can rely on the meat that is already in her diet to act as the fat and just cook the turmeric up in water and add the pepper!
Just know when she has had NSAIDs in past they have not really suited her (bright orange poo or made her sick) so was hoping this might have been a temporary alternative to try and bridge the gap before needing to use them.
The plan was to use the turmeric alongside her current joint care, have already questioned supplier of joint care about using turmeric (they sell turmeric powder but not the ready made mix) and if dosages would need changing which they do not.
I know that orpheous87 uses golden paste, but can't remember if it just for herself or for pepper and Ellie too. I'm sure there is another thread on here somewhere about it. This is just one of her posts about it, hope it helps. yourpet.boards.net/post/133210/thread
As for coconut oil, I was watching a program on so called superfoods and it turns out that coconut oil is very high in fat.
scallywag: Yes all fine here Caz missed ya
Aug 27, 2018 8:07:03 GMT
lotsofcats: We have missed you! I hope you are back to stay.
Aug 30, 2018 9:30:32 GMT
caz2golden: The PC is still playing up so back when it is working would be best description
Aug 30, 2018 19:43:48 GMT
caz2golden: Another day where rain stops everything, I know I moaned when it got too hot, but this miserable weather is sending me round the bend!
Sept 8, 2018 12:35:33 GMT
scallywag: Ooo we had a lovely weekend weather wise , sorry you never , did that mean no work for you Caz ?
Sept 10, 2018 10:04:46 GMT
caz2golden: Both scallywag. I have been stood down at least once a week for last few weeks and had a few dismal days off too. Looks like tomorrow will be a wash out (due to work) and my next days off are when ex hurricane Helena is due to arrive
Sept 15, 2018 18:17:31 GMT
caz2golden: At the moment in middle of 5 days on, 2 days off, 6 days on, 1 day off, 5+ days on. This time of year though always lose a few days to weather. Grabbing what I can while I can, after-all I can have a break come mid Nov!!
Sept 15, 2018 18:22:12 GMT
scallywag: Un predictable then ? No luck with another job ?
Sept 15, 2018 18:26:17 GMT
caz2golden: I really should be looking! Problem is I enjoy what I do, just a shame it does not pay enough to live on!
Sept 18, 2018 16:34:25 GMT
scallywag: Shame . Enjoy it whilst you can , your a long time couped up in an office again
Sept 18, 2018 20:41:56 GMT
caz2golden: If only you could see the view from my place of work, no one would swap it Storm Bronagh has stopped work today! Could I cope being back in an office now !! I think I could get cabin fever! Then again to be dry, not too cold or hot is appealing!
Sept 20, 2018 19:55:17 GMT
Gillykat: I think I'll order some of those worming tablets for myself!!! Nemo has been bouncing around like Tigger on speed since I dosed him!!!
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scallywag: Anyone listening to me ? i said hellooo days ago
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