Turmeric Golden Paste For Dogs

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Amber LaRock Author of Turmeric Golden Paste For Dogs
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The healthcare world is starting to explore a more natural approach to wellness, and this is especially true in the animal health world. Dog owners are trying to rely more on holistic care for their furry friends, and have recently discovered the benefits of Turmeric use in dogs. 

In this article we’ll dive into the health benefits of Turmeric use in dogs, and how to make your own turmeric golden paste. 

What are the benefits of Turmeric in dogs?

Turmeric has become a staple in many holistic animal clinics and natural healthcare for dogs. Turmeric is an Asian plant in the ginger family that is often used to add color or spice to Asian cuisine but has now been linked to a number of health benefits.

The main ingredient in this root that is known to give its users relief isTurmeric Curcumin, which gives Turmeric all of its medicinal power. This ingredient in turmeric is a powerful antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and has several properties that promote healing overall. Because of this Turmeric is used in dogs to help with:

  • Inflammation from injury or joint conditions
  • Providing antioxidants
  • Assisting the liver in flushing out toxins
  • Reducing the effects of dementia in dogs
  • Cleaning teeth
  • Promoting digestive health
  • Promoting cardiovascular health

Turmeric is even being studied for use in preventing and fighting cancer in dogs. While this topic is still being studied, it’s clear that this is a powerful root that can assist your dog in a number of medical situations.

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How do I give Turmeric to my dog?

Turmeric is not easily absorbed into the body and is quickly eliminated when it is absorbed, so there are some tricks to help this substance provide as much benefit as possible when your dog consumes it. Some ways to offer this powerful antioxidant to your dog include:

  • Offering turmeric capsules or tablets that are recommended by your veterinarian
  • Adding turmeric to a paste, as it’s shown to absorb easier when putting in some kind of paste or fatty substance
  • Adding a small amount of black pepper to your concoction, as this helps the turmeric absorb into the body
  • Mix the paste of turmeric directly into your dog’s food

No matter which method you choose for offering your dog this beneficial ingredient, it’s best to check with your veterinarian first for proper dosage and amount. It’s also best to show your vet the Turmeric capsules or tablets if you do choose to go this route, just so your veterinarian can scan through the ingredients and make sure they are safe for your dog to consume. Not all products are created equally, so it’s best to be safe. 

What are the health benefits of Turmeric Paste for my dog?

When you create a Turmeric Paste that can be easily absorbed by the body, your dog can experience several benefits that can promote overall health. Some health benefits of Turmeric Paste for dogs include:

  • Natural detox that can help support the liver
  • Anti-inflammatory for arthritis, hip dysplasia, injury, or other inflammatory conditions
  • Fights bacteria in the GI tract to help promote gut health
  • Promotes cardiovascular health and even reduce the likelihood of blood clots
  • Aids in allergy reduction for dogs that suffer from allergies
  • Used to help relieve symptoms of epilepsy along with other medication
  • Can help to promote brain health and possibly reduce the progression of neurological disease

Turmeric is still being studied for use in animal medicine, so it’s possible that even more health benefits from Turmeric use will come to light.


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Are there side effects of Turmeric use in dogs?

When used in proper amounts, Turmeric is an incredible root that can provide several health benefits for your furry friend. Though it is safe to offer dogs, it can result in concerning side effects when used in excess. Large amounts of turmeric in dogs can cause:

  • Gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, diarrhea, gas, and anorexia
  • Neurological symptoms such as dizziness and stumbling
  • Decreased blood sugar
  • A decrease in iron absorption
  • Gallbladder contractions
  • Constipation

Because of the possible side effects that large amounts of Turmeric can cause, it’s important to discuss the use of Turmeric paste with your vet before you offer it to your dog. Your veterinarian can help you determine the proper dosage of Turmeric for your dog, and make sure that your pup avoids any potential dangers. 

How do I make Turmeric Golden Paste for my dog?

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Once you’ve spoken with your veterinarian about the proper dose of Turmeric for your dog, you can begin to create your very own Turmeric Golden Paste for your pup. 

Below we’ll cover a recipe for the paste using ½ of a cup of Turmeric powder, but you should tweak this recipe based on the dose that your dog needs. 

Ingredients include:

  • ½ a cup of Turmeric powder
  • 1 cup of water
  • 50 ml of coconut or olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • A pan to heat and mix your ingredients
  • A Jar to store your paste in

Instructions for creation: 

  • Add turmeric powder and water to a pan, stirring continuously while over low heat. Stir until a paste of medium thickness is formed, this usually takes around 6-10 minutes, and you can add a bit more water if needed. 
  • Then add in ground black pepper and some coconut or olive oil, stirring it continuously. Make sure to allow this paste to cool before serving. 
  • You can store this paste in your fridge for up to 2 weeks and can give the recommended dose by mouth each day, or mixed into their food. 

Turmeric is a wonderful ingredient that can bring great relief to your furry friend. Now that you understand the power of this miracle root, you can begin to apply it to your beloved companion’s routine!


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Amber LaRock

Amber is a Licensed Vet Tech with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Recently she has specialized in veterinary and animal-related content creation and social media management. When she is not working she loves spending time with her furry friends exploring the outdoors.

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