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Here’s a recipe for Golden Paste to assist you dog with pain management!

You may have heard of the benefits of turmeric for your dog which include:

  • It’s a powerful antioxidant
  • It’s a natural and effective anti-inflammatory
  • It may help prevent and assist with certain cancer treatments
  • It protects the liver from toxins
  • And much more!

How To Make Turmeric Golden Paste For Dogsturmeric-paste

Australian veterinarian Dr Doug English has seen great results with a turmeric recipe he developed called Golden Paste. Here is his recipe:

Golden Paste Ingredients:

  • ½ cup organic turmeric powder (Make sure it’s organic turmeric powder to be sure it contains lots of curcumin)
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups filtered water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (Grind organic black peppercorns in a coffee grinder or magic bullet)
  • ¼ cup organic cold pressed virgin olive or coconut oil (Coconut oil is a great choice because it also has great health benefits)

Golden Paste Directions:

Mix the turmeric with the oil in a pan.  Heat slowly allowing the Turmeric to infuse with the oil.

Start with 1 cup water and add more only if needed.

Stir the liquid on medium/low heat and in about 7 to 10 minutes, it should form a thick paste.

If your paste looks watery, just add a bit more turmeric and heat it for another couple of minutes.

Once you’ve got a paste, add the pepper then stir it very well.

Allow the mixture to cool, then place it in a jar with a lid and store it in your fridge. Ideally, you should store the paste for no more than two weeks … after that, you’ll want to make a fresh batch.

Giving Turmeric Golden Paste To Your Dog

turmericYou can add the Golden Paste directly to your dog’s meals by mixing it with some water. Most dogs don’t mind the taste at all!

Start with about ¼ to ½ tsp, depending on the size of your dog. You can increase the amount from there, up to about a Tablespoon per day for larger dogs.

TIP: Turmeric leaves the body quickly, so it’s best to feed smaller amounts a few times a day.


However – please note the following cautions when giving Turmeric paste to your dog

~ Talk to your holistic vet first if you have any concerns about whether turmeric is right for your dog.

~ While it’s generally considered safe, there are a few things to consider.

~ It can interact with other medications, especially NSAIDs and blood thinning drugs.

~ For a patient undergoing cancer treatment, it may interfere with certain cancer drugs.

~ High doses have also been known to cause liver problems so please do not exceed the dose in the hopes of a better result.

~ Turmeric should not be used during pregnancy as it may cause premature uterus contractions leading to miscarriage.


Photo courtesy of Well Pet

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