Turmeric paste for dogs has 5 key benefits, particularly when it’s the organic kind!
On my quest of finding the perfect, healthy nutrition for my pups Missy & Buzz, I came across the orange turmeric powder at the beginning of this year.
Turmeric is an orange spice from Southeast Asia & the Middle East.
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Benefits Of Turmeric Paste For Dogs
These are its 5 key benefits:
- Anti-cancer benefits
- Anti-inflammatory benefits
- Anti-Bacterial benefits
- Liver detoxifying benefits
I first sprinkled a little on the pups’ respective kibble meals. I kept that habit while transitioning them to a fresh, raw dog food diet a few months ago.
Side note: I found out & learned more about turmeric in this wonderful article in Dogs Naturally Magazine! I just recently subscribed to their hardcopy version of the magazine and received my first issue a few weeks ago. #LoveIt
DIY Turmeric Paste Recipe For Dogs
After I sprinkled the turmeric powder on the pups’ raw meals for a few months, I learned that making a turmeric PASTE would make the spice even more effective.
Good to know: Turmeric paste is also known as Golden Paste because of its dark orange, gold-like color.
Here’s what I used to make Missy’s & Buzz’s very own turmeric paste:
- 1 cup filtered water from our fridge
- 1/4 cup organic cold pressed coconut oil
- 1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
FYI: Black pepper helps the body absorb the turmeric 20 times better, which is why it’s added to turmeric paste.
I poured the water into a pot, added the organic turmeric powder, then stirred for 7-10 minutes on low heat.
Once it thickened, I added the organic coconut oil & the pepper, and mixed everything together.
While I waited for the paste to cool off, I created Missy’s & Buzz’s custom label for the jar I chose to store the turmeric paste in. Just FYI, I typed it in Pages using a fun font *Chalkduster*, printed it, cut it out, & taped it to the jar.
The paste needs to be stored in the fridge. It can be refrigerated up to 2 weeks.
Turmeric Paste For Dogs: How Much To Feed
Dogs can have 1/4 teaspoon of the turmeric paste per 10 lb bodyweight/day.
This translates into Missy getting a little more than 1 teaspoon per day (she weighs 54 lb), and Buzz getting 1 3/4 teaspoon per day (he weighs 74 lb).
Side note: Be careful when handling the turmeric paste…I got some on my hands and ended up with yellow fingers for a few days!
Store-Bought Turmeric Paste as an Alternative
For those days when you need a quick alternative to homemade turmeric paste, you can find premade ones on Amazon as well. For example, Vital Sunshine Turmeric Paste. These are its ingredients, all of which are super healthy for dogs:
- Organic turmeric
- Coconut oil
- Ceylon cinnamon
- Black pepper
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