Are you a dog owner who enjoys natural pet care? If yes, then you must have heard of the word “golden paste.” Golden paste has been used for so many things by humans and pets for many years. It has many health advantages, that’s why it is famous among dog owners.
It has already been demonstrated that golden paste is efficient. Dr. Doug English, an Australian veterinarian, invented this miracle paste. Golden paste has been widely used throughout the world since its inception, not only by organic doctors but also by cat and dog owners.
What is a golden paste?
Golden paste is a turmeric-based paste. It is developed by mixing different ingredients such as black pepper, turmeric, and coconut oil with water. Once it is mixed properly, the paste will become yellow-orange. It is spicy, by the way.
It has been used in Ayurvedic medication for many centuries. It has become popular in the U.S. recently. Americans use it as a replacement for other over-the-counter prescriptions for pets and humans. Humans and pets can take this so-called golden paste or more known as turmeric orally.
On the other hand, some people use turmeric as part of their food ingredients. It is commonly used in dishes served in Thailand and India.
Turmeric belongs to the ginger family. It is a native of Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Its roots are commonly used for medicinal purposes for many years. Although turmeric has already developed a name in the medicinal world, its advantages for animals such as dogs and cats have lately been found and acknowledged.
How can the golden paste help our furry friends?
Just like what I have said, golden paste has many health benefits which are good for both humans and animals. For centuries, it has been proven that turmeric can bring good health to its users.
For dogs, turmeric can get rid of heir allergies, clean teeth, treat arthritis, and reduce inflammation. Add to that, it can also assist your dog by reducing the pain they experience. It can also prevent tumor development and reduce Alzheimer’s impacts.
What are the proven benefits of golden paste for dogs?
Many pooch owners have claimed that their animals have experienced miracles from turmeric. BUT, if you still hesitate to offer your dog a golden paste even after I’ve told you how it could help your furry buddy, then you’ve got to hear me out again. Do you ever wonder why doctors and vets still recommend it for centuries? It’s because the benefits of a golden paste are incredible!
According to Tail Blazers, through drinking or eating turmeric, you help your dog live healthily because:
- Turmeric fights bacteria that can cause many diseases to your dog.
- It has been proven to have health benefits for the liver and heart.
- Turmeric can serve as a natural detox for your dog.
- It can moderate blood clots.
- Turmeric can be used in the treatment of epilepsy in pooches.
- It has digestive health benefits and can treat other inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal disorders. It offers natural pain relief and can replace steroids.
- It can prevent cataracts.
These are the golden rules for golden paste for dogs
Natural remedies for humans and dogs have their own “golden rules.” Although turmeric has lots of benefits, as a pet owner, you should know how much golden paste you should give to your pooch and how often.
1. Golden rule number one: Take some precautionary measure.
Golden paste is a natural thinner of blood, so you should be careful when you give your dogs golden paste; some precautions should be in place. If your dog takes any medication, first consult your veterinarian before adding turmeric to the diet of your pooch.
2. Golden rule number two: How much golden paste can you give to your pooch?
If your vet tells you that you can add turmeric to your dog’s diet, then you must keep in mind that you should give them bit by bit until they get used to it.
Turmeric paste can last for a month, depending on how you use it. When you introduce turmeric to your dog, give them a small dose at first. Add about ¼ teaspoon to your dog’s meal. This dose can be used for small pooches and pups.
On the other hand, if you own a big dog, after giving them a small dose and once they get used to the taste, you can add more to their meal each week.
3. Golden rule number three: Find the right recipe for your dog’s golden paste.
Since golden paste has been existing for centuries, it is not surprising at all that many turmeric recipes have emerged. There is this common and traditional golden paste recipe, and there is this modern way of making turmeric.
All dogs have distinct tastes that could be an issue because the traditional turmeric might not be their style. If you have a picky pooch, then experimentation is the only way to know which turmeric recipe matches your dog’s taste. Make different types of turmeric, enough for two to three tests, then observe which recipe of golden paste they like the most.
How to make a golden paste for dogs?
Now that you are in the last part of this article, I think you are more convinced that golden paste is perfect for our furry friends.
1. Recipe for super turmeric sauce
What you need: ½ cup of turmeric powder (much better if it is organic), 1 cup to 1 ½ cups of water, ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper, 1/3 or ¼ cup of olive or organic cold-pressed coconut oil.
- Put the turmeric powder in a pot.
- Mix and boil it with water.
- Stir it on medium or low heat. In about seven to 10 minutes, it should turn into a paste.
- Remove the paste from the pan then let it cool down.
- Once the paste is cool, put some ground black pepper and oil and mix it.
- Allow the mixture to settle, then place it in a jar with a cover. Store it in your refrigerator.
If you are looking for other golden paste recipes, then you should continue reading as CertaPet provides different ways of making turmeric:
2. Recipe for golden paste with cinnamon
What you need: ½ cup of ground turmeric, 1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of coconut oil, two to three teaspoons of ground black pepper, ¼ ground ginger and two to three teaspoons of cinnamon.
Simple steps you need to follow:
- Mix the turmeric powder and water in a pot.
- Stir the powder and water for seven to 10 minutes until it became thick.
- Add the other remaining ingredients such as oil, ginger, black pepper, and cinnamon.
- Stir the ingredients in the pot until everything is mixed well.
- Leave the paste until it is cool then put it in a jar with lid, then place it in the refrigerator.
3. Recipe for turmeric and honey golden paste
What you need: 1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of coconut oil, ½ cup of turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper, honey.
Steps to follow:
- Mix the turmeric powder and water to a small pan.
- Stir for about seven to 10 minutes until it becomes a thick paste.
- Once you have a thick paste, add the other ingredients: honey, ground black pepper, and oil.
- Mix it then leave the turmeric and honey golden paste until it is cool.
- Place the turmeric and honey paste in a jar with cover then store it in the refrigerator.
Other than the recipes above, you can also make a golden toothpaste and golden milk by using turmeric. The steps are easy to follow, you just need the following:
- Recipe for golden paste toothpaste. You can already make golden toothpaste by mixing virgin coconut oil or organic coconut oil and turmeric powder.
- Recipe for golden paste milk. Buy some goat’s milk for your dog then add a teaspoon of turmeric and honey powder to it. Mix it and you’re done! Please note that cow’s milk should never be bought and mixed with honey and turmeric because cow’s milk is harmful to dogs.
Turmeric is gold pure! It has many uses and advantages, as stated above. Many dog owners have been trusted this recipe for many years because they saw the excellent results on their pets. However, although it is proven to be efficient to most dogs, you should always take some precautionary steps when you decide to mix it with the diet of your pup as a pet owner. Keep in mind that you still need to consider some factors before you use turmeric.
Not all turmeric recipes are healthy for pets, so it is better to consult your veterinarian about your plan before adding it to the diet of your dog. Why? Because not all turmeric recipes for humans are healthy for dogs. There are some ingredients in human turmeric recipes that are not suitable for pooches. So, make sure you follow the recommendations of your vet.
Before doing anything or altering anything, always seek professional help. Triple check the information you read online with your vet to make sure that whatever adjustments you make are appropriate for the health and lifestyle of your dog.