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Golden Turmeric Paste

You probably have heard the benefits of turmeric for your dog. But just in case you haven’t here’s the scoop.
Australian veterinarian Dr. Doug English has had great results with this recipe he developed called “Golden Paste”. Here is the link to his site for more information: https://www.turmericlife.com.au/blogs/recipes/turmeric-recipes-golden-paste
Please note that some turmeric suppliers have begun to sell "raw" turmeric powder. You'll know it's raw if you see that wording on the packaging or their advertising. If the brand you buy is advertised as raw, you will need to extend the cooking time to at least 30 minutes (not the 7-10 minutes mentioned in the recipe). In the past, turmeric has always been cooked in the process of converting it to a powder. Some vendors are now skipping that step in order to appeal to "raw food" practitioners. This is still fine to use, but it does require the longer cooking time to provide sufficient digestibility. Raw turmeric is poorly digested, so little of the active components are available for absorption before it's excreted.
Here’s his recipe I'm excited to share with you so you can try it for your Dog!
Total Time10 mins


  • 1/2 cup Turmeric Powder make sure the turmeric powder is organic this will endure the highest possible concentration of curcumin!
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups Filtered Water
  • 1 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper we recommend using a coffee grinder or magic bullet
  • 1/4 cup Organic, cold-pressed coconut oil


  • Mix turmeric & filtered water in a pan
  • Start with 1 cup of water and add more if needed
  • Stir the liquid combination on low/medium heat until it forms a thick paste (approximately 7–10 minutes)
  • If the paste is watery, simply add more turmeric powder
  • Next, add the pepper and coconut oil to the paste and stir in very well
  • Allow the paste to cool. The mixture can be put in a jar (one with a lid), and should be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks


Benefits of Turmeric:

golden turmeric past

Golden Turmeric Paste

  1. Natural & effective anti-Inflammatory without the adverse side effects of NSAIDS & Steroids
  2. A powerful antioxidant
  3. Helps joint pain associated with arthritis because of its anti-Inflammatory properties
  4. Improves heart health
  5. Curcumin can even stop precancerous changes in your dog’s body from becoming cancer. {The American Cancer Society states that “curcumin interferes with cancer cells & their ability to grow & spread”}
  6. Protects the liver from toxins {studies show that turmeric supports liver function by helping to break down fat and remove waste}

Turmeric on its own is not easily absorbed

But don’t worry! Combining turmeric with a healthy oil, such as coconut oil, will significantly increase its ability to be absorbed.
The pepper also increases the turmerics bioavailability! Dr. Michael Greger found that a phytochemical in black pepper (called piperine) can increase the absorption of curcumin by up to 2,000%. Black pepper also has antibacterial & antioxidant properties.
The final way to increase absorption is using a bit of heat. By warming up the oil, you are increasing bioavailability and ensuring your dog is able to reap all the pawsome benefits of turmeric.

Recommend Dosages for Dogs:

As per Dogs Naturally Magazine you can add the Golden Paste directly to your dog’s meals by mixing it with some water or kefir.
  • 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 15 to 20 mg per pound of body weight. An easier way to think about this is 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon per day, for every 10lbs of weight (1/2 – 1 tsp for a 40lbs dog). You can do this over a few weeks.
TIP: Turmeric leaves the body quickly, so it’s best to feed smaller amounts a few times a day.

Start low and go slow

I always recommend starting off slowly, there’s no need to rush the process.

Dogs are individuals

No two dogs are exactly alike. For this reason, it is always important to keep a close eye on your dog when introducing a new supplement. While most dogs will not experience any side effects with turmeric, it’s always better to err  on the side of caution.
Oh yeah there are many benefits of coconut oil too! Here are just a few of the benefits of 🥥 Coconut Oil:
  1. It’s great for the skin and coat
  2. It helps improve brain function
  3. It can help improve gut health