If you are into natural pet care you have likely heard of Golden Paste before! This aromatic miracle paste was developed by Australian veterinarian Dr. Doug English and has been widely used with great success for many ailments in both pets and people.
What is Golden Paste?
Golden Paste is a turmeric-based paste that can be taken orally by people and pets. It is widely known to have the following benefits:
- It’s a natural anti-inflammatory
- Has anti-bacterial properties
- Promotes natural detoxification
- Provides natural pain relief
- Has anti-cancer properties
- And much, much more!
Dr. Karen Becker discusses more benefits of turmeric in the video below!
And the best part is that you can make this paste yourself at home! Here’s how (Directions and recipe provided by Dog’s Naturally):
“Golden Paste Ingredients:
- ½ cup organic turmeric powder (Organic turmeric powder contains more curcumin)
- 1 to 1 ½ cups filtered water
- 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (Use a coffee grinder or magic bullet to grind black peppercorns)
- ¼ cup organic cold pressed virgin olive or coconut oil (Coconut oil is my preference for its health benefits)
Golden Paste Directions:
- Mix the turmeric with the water in a pan.
- 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 and oil, 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
You can add the Golden Paste directly to your dog’s meals by mixing it with some water or kefir. 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 Tbsp for larger dogs. TIP: Turmeric leaves the body quickly, so it’s best to feed smaller amounts a few times a day.“
Contraindications for Golden Paste
Tumeric is a natural blood thinner and for most people and most pets that’s actually a benefit. However, if your pet is on any sort of blood-thinning medication you MUST consult your Veterinarian before considering adding tumeric to their diet.
Do you make Golden Paste for your pets? We want to hear about it in the comments below!