Organic turmeric paste for dog has 5 key benefits. 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 with 5 key benefits:
- Anti-cancer benefits
- Anti-inflammatory benefits
- Anti-Bacterial benefits
- Liver detoxifying benefits
I began sprinkling a little on the pups’ respective kibble meals, and maintained this habit while transitioning them to a fresh, raw 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]
Recipe for the homemade turmeric paste
After having sprinkled the turmeric powder on the pups’ meals for a few months, I learned that making a turmeric PASTE would make the spice even more effective.
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
I poured the water into a pot, added the organic turmeric powder, then stirred for 7-10 minutes on low heat.
Once the concoction thickened, I added the organic coconut oil & the pepper, and mixed everything together.
While waiting for the paste to cool off, I created Missy’s & Buzz’s custom label for the jar I had chosen to store the turmeric paste in (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.
Dogs can have 1/4 teaspoon of the turmeric paste per 10 lb bodyweight/day
The pups can have 1/4 teaspoon of the turmeric paste per 10 lb of body weight per 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 fingers and ended up with yellow fingers 😉
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