Hey, fellow pet lovers!
Today’s post is a short one that is quick and easy and is a homemade golden paste recipe for our canine friends. If you have read last Tuesday’s post, then you will already know some of the amazing health benefits that turmeric has to offer, with its abundant powerful phytonutrient curcumin. If not then simply head over to the post and check it out before making this simple four-step recipe.
Let’s jump straight in and learn how to make your pet some health-promoting golden paste!!
Golden Paste Recipe for Canines
For those that have just stumbled upon this blog post or haven’t had a chance to read our previous post which is all about the benefits of curcumin, then I will briefly mention a few of the many health benefits that this bright yellow spice turmeric, that is full of this wonderful phytonutrient curcumin, has to offer.
Helps with Pain Relief.
Helps to decrease Anxiety and Depression.
Helps to alleviate symptoms of Osteoarthritis.
And lastly, it has been shown to have great Anti-cancer properties.
For more information on the benefits then head over to the post, The Benefits of Curcumin for Canines.
What you need in order to make your Golden Paste?
Thankfully, you really don’t need very much to make this simple but highly beneficial turmeric paste. Below you can see a small list of everything you need to get started on making your pet their very own batch.
A Small Pan.
1/2 a Cup of Ground Turmeric Powder.
Below is a link to the turmeric powder that I used to make my girls their golden paste and it is really great!! I have tried a few different spices from Stay Fresh Organics and everything so far has been by far better quality than supermarket spices.
However, if you would rather order a bigger bag then simply follow the link below as SevenHills are another great company and it works out a little bit cheaper than Stay Fresh Organics.
So if you can afford to get a higher quality turmeric powder then definitely do as it makes a big difference in my opinion.
1 Cup Water.
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper, freshly ground.
I love ordering our spices online and it actually works out way cheaper than buying smaller amounts from the supermarket every month. So just like I mentioned buying in bulk when it comes to turmeric powder, you may as well do the same with black pepper. 200g Organic Whole Black Peppercorns by Stay Fresh Organics – Certified By Soil Association – Resealable Pouch
Stay Fresh Organics black peppercorns are truly wonderful, personally, I love black pepper and add it to almost everything and the freshness of this black pepper is by far better than your average store-bought.
1/3 Virgin/Organic Coconut Oil.
We get our coconut oil from Aldi as it is cold pressed, organic and fairly priced, so if you shop at Aldi then pick some up the next time your there, if not then simply follow the link below and get it delivered right to your doorstep.
Coconut oil is such a great oil to have in the house, it can be used for cooking, making your own cosmetics such as homemade paw balm and so much more.
A Glass Jar to place your finished paste in.
I used a small Kilner Jar as I love how they look, they are super easy to clean and they fit perfectly into the fridge.
Once you have everything you need, we can move onto making your pets homemade golden paste, simply follow the three easy steps below.
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Step 1, Mix your Ground Turmeric Powder with your Water.
The first step is to mix your 1/2 a cup of ground turmeric powder and your 1 cup of water together in a small pan on a low heat. Warm the turmeric up with the water for about 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally and stopping once your mixture has thickened into a paste.
Step 2, Add the Coconut Oil.
Once your turmeric powder has formed into a smooth thick paste, then add in your 1/3 coconut oil and continue to heat the mixture for a few minutes until everything is nicely mixed.
Step 3, Add your Ground Black Pepper.
Once you have added your coconut oil into your water and turmeric mixture, take the pan off the heat and allow to cool for a little while. Then add your 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
The compound piperine in black pepper that increases the bioavailability of curcumin is destroyed at high temperatures, so make sure you wait until your paste has cooled a bit before adding your ground pepper.
Step 4, Place your Golden Paste in an Airtight jar.
How simple was that??
Once you have mixed everything together and you have a nice bright yellow smooth paste, then all you need to do is transfer it over to your jar and wait until it cools to place it in the fridge, then use when necessary.
My paste turned out a little more liquidy than I would have liked and this is because I didn’t leave it on the hob for long enough as I added my coconut oil and black pepper a bit too early, and didn’t want to put it back on the hob and destroy the piperine.
So a runnier paste is just going to have to do!!
It really couldn’t be easier to make your own paste and if you have a pet who suffers from an inflammatory health condition, or is currently battling cancer, then the addition of golden paste is a must!!
Golden Paste Dosage
I have had a good search online and there are varying opinions when it comes to the dosage of turmeric paste but in my opinion, it is best to start off small then increase your pet’s dosage daily.
The site that I got the original golden paste recipe off is CertaPet and they say to give a small dosage of about ¼ teaspoon to see how your pet reacts and what their tolerance is.
Once you know they are fine with this dosage then simply increase to ½ teaspoons and continue to increase until you reach the perfect dosage for your pooch. They also state that golden paste leaves your dog’s system quickly so it’s best to add a ¼ teaspoon to every meal. Remember each pet is different and each dog will have a different tolerance and require a different size dosage of paste.
So start small and slowly increase until you find your pets perfect dosage.
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