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.
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!
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