Who got involved in the annual RSPCA Million Paws Walk? WE DID!!! What a great excuse to spend a morning surrounded by dogs of all sizes and shapes – some of whom even made the effort to ‘dress up’ 😀 And even though we didn’t get a chance to walk our dogs in the event we were still happy to be there to meet our local dog community in Cairns, Australia.


It was such a buzz to find that our Turmeric Life stall was a HUGE hit. There were even dogs that DRAGGED their owners over to our stall – I think we have to thank Maria Reynolds for baking her delicious turmeric doggy biscuits for that one ;).

When I talked to dog owners at the event I was a little shocked to find such a large amount of dogs that were suffering from some sort of skin complaint (particularly during our summer months), or had arthritis issues. I also met a few dogs with some more serious complaints BUT thankfully Doug English (our resident Vet) was there to chat in more depth with those owners.


Woody!! The winner of the dress up competition

AND it was great to meet owners that had already discovered turmeric for dogs and were happy to share with me their successes with turmeric. One lady showed me how the tumour on her dog had decreased in size since the introduction of turmeric to his diet (apparently even their vet was surprised how quickly the lump was shrinking). I’m sure there was more to this story – surgery, drugs, etc etc – BUT she was adamant that the turmeric had played a large role in helping get the lump under control.


Doug English, The ‘Turmeric’ Vet

If you did meet us on the day and are still wondering HOW turmeric can help your dog check out Doug English’s (Vetinarian) article by clicking HERE – “Turmeric for Animals”.

AND PLEASE be aware that you need 3 Basic Ingredients to help truly unlock the healing properties of Turmeric – Click HERE for more details.

If you want to know how you can start feeding turmeric for dogs Click HERE – “How to Feed Turmeric for Dogs”.


Cute pup with her ‘Turmericle’ Sample

I’m hoping that you were one of the lucky ones that walked away with a small sample of Turmericle Powder – a blend of 2 types of Turmeric, powdered coconut oil, black pepper and Resveratrol. The combination of these ingredients will help your dog absorb the natural turmeric benefits without any major effort on your behalf (you see one does not simply pour turmeric powder on your dog’s food in order to unlock all the potential health benefits of this amazing spice – you need to at least start by adding the 3 basic ingredients).

The Turmericle Powder works well sprinkled on your dog’s food, added with some boiled water (or stock) to make a tasty gravy, or simply coated on the outside of some meat for your dog. If you think your dog is ‘fussy’ and will turn their nose up to it then add it to some chicken stock – this always seems to be a winner.


Another cutey, dressed to thrill

If you did take home a ‘Turmericle’ sample then you only need to add half a teaspoon or less when introducing the powder to your dog’s food. As your dog gets used to the flavour and turmeric in their diet, then the dosage can be increased to a teaspoon morning and night – in some cases dog’s are taking up to a tablespoon of powder with each meal if their ailments require it (I certainly increase my dog’s dosage in the summer months).


If you are in Australia and keen to purchase a Tub of Tumericle powder for your dog then stay tuned to this site (sign up below if you are not already a member) as we will have a shop up online SOON!! If you are super keen and think you need Turmericle NOW, NOW, NOW email me at admin@turmericlife.com.au

AND of course we need to announce the WINNER of our 200g Tub of Turmericle Powder – Sahar Rix – Thanks for signing up to our Turmeric Life Newsletter Sahar and we will be sending you the Turmericle powder to help your dog’s itchy skin problems.

BUT Best of all we LOVED all the BIG puppy cuddles we got on the day and we hope you, and your dog may enjoy some health benefits by signing up to Turmeric Life.

(Images & Story by Kate Richards)

We’d love to hear any FEEDBACK you have on the day, or on the Turmericle sample if you received one.



Written by Doug English BVSc
From a pioneering farming family in Malanda, Atherton Tableland, North Queensland, Australia. After high school in Cairns I attended Gatton Agricultural College to study agriculture and after graduation went on to the University of Queensland Veterinary Science faculty where I graduated in 1974 and went into rural practice at Moree NSW. Then I did a few years with the South Australian Department of Agriculture as a livestock advisor mainly involved in the eradication of Brucellosis and tuberculosis in the cattle herds. This was followed by about 20 years in mixed farm/equine/pets at Wyong, NSW Central Coast, then managed a large thoroughbred stud at Scone (Kia-Ora) before returning back to Cairns, North Queensland to have my own mixed practice on the Northern Beaches for around 15 years. Now living on the Gold Coast in a farm/equine practice and researching turmeric growing and manufacturing health products from this wonderful plant.