We all know the many benefits of turmeric for humans, but did you know it can similar effects for dogs? Whether your dog suffers from joint pain or you just want him or her to live the longest, healthiest, happiest life possible, you should try feeding them this turmeric paste. It’s amazing!
If you haven’t heard, here are all the amazing benefits of this colorful spice:
- It’s a powerful antioxidant
- It’s a natural and effective anti-inflammatory
- It can help prevent and even treat cancer
- It protects the liver from toxins
- And much more!
For more great benefits and the scientific research behind turmeric and curcumin, click here.
How To Make Golden Paste
Australian veterinarian Dr Doug English has seen great results with a turmeric recipe he developed called Golden Paste. Here is his recipe:
- 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)
Mix the turmeric with the water in a pan, starting with 1 cup water and adding 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.
You can also find brands that have been specifically designed for use with pets, such as NHV Natural Pet Products. Their turmeric is vet-formulated to benefit dogs and cats. It includes natural turmeric extract, black pepper and is glycerin based. The glycerin gives it a slightly sweet taste which most pets don’t mind. It is blended to enhance the benefits of curcumin for pets and effects faster than any paste or capsule or chew. It also ensures that you are giving your pet the right vet-approved dosage which is important to bring about any effects. NHV turmeric is safe for long-term use and can be mixed with food or any treats, making it easy to administer. It has no preservatives or chemicals or artificial flavorings. It is pure curcumin, made pet-friendly!
This excerpt was republished from dogsnaturallymagazine.com.
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