Have you ever heard of the Golden paste for dogs? It’s a shame if you haven’t because this turmeric-based paste has been billed as the antidote to many illnesses! Besides this, a lot of people claim that it is an all-around superfood for pups.
Apparently, the Golden paste for dogs is an anti-all-around wonder (yes, I just made that word up but you’ll see why). This superfood is anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, and even anti-cancer.
But, the absolute best part is that you don’t have to pay a fortune for it. You can actually make you can make it yourself! You probably even have all the ingredients needed already in your cupboard!
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Golden paste for dogs – DIY
We’ve already mentioned that you can make this paste yourself, and it’s the easiest thing in the world!
What you’ll need to make the Golden paste
The ingredients needed to make this paste are simple, and almost every household already has them.
For making the Golden paste for dogs, you’ll need:
- ½ cup turmeric powder
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup raw, unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil
- 2-3 tsp cracked black pepper
FUN FACT: The Golden paste for dogs was invented by a veterinarian called Doug English. He made the paste by mixing turmeric, black pepper, and coconut oil with water.
How to make the Golden paste
The first step in making the Golden paste is to mix the turmeric with one cup of water in a pan. It’s possible that your paste will be a bit too thick, so save the remaining water in case you need it to thin your paste a bit.
Secondly, stir the liquid on low or medium heat for about 7 to 10 minutes, after this time you should get a thick paste. As already mentioned, if you feel like the paste is too thick, add a little more water.
In the case that you added too much water and the paste looks watery, add a little more turmeric and heat it for another couple of minutes.
Once you’re happy with how the paste has thickened and looks, add the pepper and oil and stir thoroughly.
Lastly, allow the mixture to cool before you place it in a jar with a lid. You can store the Golden paste for dogs in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
All the benefits of the paste
The special ingredient in the Golden paste is definitely turmeric. This is because it has anti-inflammatory powers and it’s a great pain reliever. Also, turmeric there is even evidence that turmeric has a positive effect on cancer cells!
This means that if your pet has inflammatory diseases such as cancer or arthritis, turmeric and therefore the Golden paste for dogs can be especially beneficial!
Another great benefit of turmeric is that it protects your dog’s liver from toxins!
Why is it so good?
When combined with black pepper, turmeric in the paste is better absorbed into your dog’s blood.
The coconut oil in the recipe makes the liver metabolize the curcumin slower, so it’s better absorbed by your dog.
Plus, coconut oil has its own health benefits.
Read more about coconut and its benefits on your dog’s health:
What’s the best dose?
Now that we know why the Golden paste is so potent and what the main and most important ingredient is, we need to explain how much you should give your dog.
The recommended amount to start with is about ¼ teaspoon twice a day with your dog’s food. You should keep track of your dog’s behavior, pay attention to any changes. If after a few weeks your dog doesn’t experience any negative side effects like a loose stool or upset stomach you can increase the dose to up ¾ teaspoon four times a day.