Suggested Dosage: 1/4 tsp (1200 mg) per 20 lbs. body weight.
“To ensure a steady supply of curcumin in the bloodstream, divide the dosage and space evenly three times throughout the day. While the exact dosing has not been determined in dogs, studies have used curcumin in doses ranging from 500 to 3600 mg per day.” – Veterinarian Immunologist, Dr. Jean Dodds & Diana Laverdure.
To better the absorption when using a high-quality curcumin or organic turmeric root source, give in conjunction with a fatty food such as coconut, olive or fish oil (coconut oil: 1/2 tsp per 10 pounds of body weight).
According to Australian Vet, Dr. Doug English, by adding freshly ground peppercorns (piperine) to your mixture of turmeric root and selection of fat, piperine will increase intestinal absorption allowing time for the curcumin to be taken up into the blood stream. You don’t need more than a pinch!