This morning I received a Google Alert that took me to a vet’s webpage discussing the possible benefits of administering curcumin to dogs with cancer. The vet’s name is Dr. Dressler, and he apparently is known as the “dog cancer vet.” Anyway, his post (see below link) and his readers’ comments were very interesting, but one of the comments really stuck out, the one about the 12-year-old dog diagnosed with multiple myeloma (=March 9 2010 comment), see: http://tinyurl.com/yzvqvkk
Now, have you ever heard of a dog or cat being diagnosed with multiple myeloma? No…I don’t think I have, either. Oh noooo, here it comes…another research topic…!!!
Okay, now back to being serious. Very serious. Ever since losing a beloved cat (the kitty I adopted at the Toronto Humane Society while I was doing my PhD at U of T) to some sort of horrible kidney disease or tumor, I have considered giving my cats some curcumin for preventive purposes. Well, after reading this web page, I think the time has come…I just have to figure out how to do it, and how much (not very much!) to give to them. Luckily, I have already written a post more or less on this topic, see: http://margaret.healthblogs.org/2007/10/11/curcumin-for-cats/
Stefano and I are both taking curcumin…now it’s our cats’ turn! Prevention…prevention…if only I had known years ago what I know now…