Golden paste treats for dogs are one of my favorite homemade supplements. I’ve been adding them to my dogs’ raw meals for about 18 months now because of their massive anti-inflammatory benefits.
Missy and Buzz are almost 6, and I’m on a mission to keep joint pain away from them. I want them to be able to run around and be active for many more years.
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Golden Paste Treats For Dogs: Recipe
I’ve posted the recipe I use to make golden paste, aka turmeric paste, for the pups once before when I wrote about the 5 key benefits of turmeric paste for dogs.
The beauty of the paste are its anti-inflammatory qualities that benefit dogs who run and jump a lot. That’s because both activities are hard on their joints.
That said, it’s a wonderful natural joint supplement that I use for my pups as a preventative measure to keep their joints from getting stiff.
It also offers a natural means of pain relief for dogs suffering from hip dysplasia. That’s one of the most common causes of arthritis of the hips.
Here’s what I use to make the golden paste dog treats/paw prints:
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
- 1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
I pour the water into a pot, add the turmeric powder, stir and let the concoction simmer for about 8 minutes on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once it thickens, I stir in the coconut oil and the freshly ground pepper.
I then pour the paste into the paw print mold and let it freeze overnight.
Once the paw prints are solid frozen, I pop one out of the mold and top a raw breakfast or dinner off with it.
I usually have more golden paste than the mold can hold, so I pour the leftovers into a glass jar that can either go into the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or into the freezer.
FYI: Dogs can have 1/4 teaspoon of the golden paste per 10 lb of body weight per day.
Turmeric Tater Tots For Me: Recipe
Since turmeric is as nutritious for my pups as it is for me, I came up with this delicious recipe for humans.
I’m in my
mid thirties update 2020: early 40s and fairly healthy. However, M Y joints appreciate a little preventative TLC as well.
That said, my favorite way of consuming turmeric powder is on tater tots.
You guys, this recipe really is super simple!
Here’s what you do:
Cut up (sweet) potatoes, sprinkle with olive oil, turmeric powder, salt, pepper, & cumin, then bake in the oven for around 30 minutes.
I bought both spices at a Williams Sonoma outlet store a few years ago. Here’s what’s in them:
Ras El Hanout – Paprika, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, turmeric, black pepper, cardamom, allspice, mace, white pepper, rosebuds, nutmeg, cloves, saffron, and bay leaves.
Tagine – Paprika, black pepper, ginger and turmeric.
I noticed that Williams & Sonoma no longer carry either, but you can get them on Amazon if you’re interested.
Golden Paste Treats For Dogs: Bottom Line
I’d much rather wear my chef hat and whip up a natural joint remedy than have the pups or myself pop pills. Also, it’s not a huge inconvenience as far as time is concerned.
It takes about a good hour to make the turmeric tots since I boil the potatoes first (+/- 30 minutes to boil them), but the time spent preparing them is S O worth it!
They’re delicious and the perfect snack to go with catching up on my Homeland and Billions episodes. Best of all – they’re a treat for my joints and go great with sautéed veggies and a drink!
Whipping up the golden paste treats for the pups takes considerably less time. Between getting the ingredients measured out, simmering the turmeric/water combination, adding the pepper and coconut oil and then pouring it into a container/mold, it takes about 15 minutes.
Do you use turmeric when you cook for yourself and/or your dog(s)? As always, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section!