Is it known how much Curcumin might inhibit Cox-1? The reason I’m asking, and a second question, is if I could safely give some to my dog (if I could find a way to make him swallow it). He has a large wound right now, 10 days old, with lots of stitches, and it is STILL full of fluid and inflamed. Yesterday, there was no visible skin inflammation around the wound, but there was a lot of fluid under the skin. But today it’s all red again, and oozing, so I think he probably licked it to death last night, since the pain med (tramadol) was by that time out of his system.
I would love to reduce the inflammation and speed healing somehow, and I know my own issues heal up faster if I take an NSAID like naproxen or IB. However, I have read that dogs are much more vulnerable to kidney and liver damage and internal bleeding from Cox-1 inhibition, so I am reluctant to give him aspirin and was wondering if the curcumin might be better if it doesn’t inhibit Cox-1 as much.