Turmeric turmeric turmeric. Everybody’s eating it, popping capsules full of it, drinking “golden milk,” and putting it in their smoothies. But for your dog? Yup. It’s a must have for your dog wellness plan.
Common old dog health problems can be treated with golden paste, while younger dogs benefit from the preventative, free-radical busting activity of this ancient supplement.
Turmeric works best when combined with a few other compounds – the synergistic, or entourage, effect of using them together really boosts effectiveness. What follows is a simple recipe, and links to purchase the ingredients you need to heal your dog (and yourself) with an all natural homemade recipe.
Most dogs don’t mind the taste of Golden Paste, especially mixed with their normal nutritious dog food. Some dogs even eat it right off the spoon! If you’re so inclined (like me!), share in the canine health and wellness by eating the same Golden Paste along with your furry friend.
Pro Tip: Turmeric leaves the body quickly, so it’s best to feed smaller amounts a few times a day.
- 1/2 cup Organic Tumeric (order a reputable brand at a good price here)
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup Organic Coconut Oil (buy some here on amazon)
- 1+1/2 teaspoons Organic ground Black Pepper (ideally ground yourself, but pre-ground is ok!)
- Mix turmeric with water in a pan
- Start with 1 cup of water, add more if it is too thick
- Put over low/medium heat, stir, and allow to cook for 7-10 minutes. It should thicken into a paste.
- Add pepper and coconut oil to the paste and stir well.
- Allow the mixture to cool, then spoon it into a jar with a lid and refrigerate.
- Your Golden Paste should be effective for 2 weeks if kept refrigerated.
- Small dogs should start with about 1/4 teaspoon per day
- Medium dogs can start with 1/2 teaspoon per day
- Large dogs can start with 3/4 teaspoon per day
- Giant dogs can start with 1 teaspoon per day
The suggested dosage to work up to is approximately 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon per day, for every 10lbs of weight (1/2 – 1 tsp for a 40lbs dog). You can increase the dosage over a few weeks.