How To Heal Your Dog with Turmeric Golden Paste

How To Heal Your Dog with Turmeric Golden Paste

Turmeric, a vibrant yellow spice commonly used in cooking, has been gaining attention for its medicinal properties, including its potential to promote healing in dogs.

I’ve seen it being increasingly used in holistic pet care for its anti-inflammatory benefits.

Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and even anticancer effects.

Golden paste is a turmeric-based mixture that maximizes these health benefits for dogs.

Making golden paste for your dog is a simple process that involves just a few household ingredients.

The main component, of course, is turmeric, but the paste also includes a healthy oil and black pepper to enhance the absorption of curcumin.

Incorporating golden paste into your dog’s diet can help with his inflammation and overall well-being without relying on pharmaceuticals.

While the golden paste can offer numerous health benefits, it’s crucial to get the dosage right and be aware of any possible side effects.

I always advise consulting with a veterinarian before adding any new supplement to a dog’s diet.

Benefits of Turmeric Golden Paste for Dogs

In my experience, Golden Paste made from turmeric provides several health benefits to dogs, primarily due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Turmeric’s active component is curcumin, which is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory qualities.

Harnessing these effects can help reduce inflammation throughout a dogs body.

This is particularly beneficial for dogs suffering from conditions that cause inflammation.

Support in Cancer Prevention

Evidence suggests that turmeric may have anti-cancer properties, although I always take care not to make overblown claims.

Still, by incorporating Golden Paste into your dog’s diet, you are potentially providing a supplement that offers support in cancer prevention, which is an amazing possibility to consider.

Relief for Arthritic Conditions

Many dogs, especially as they age, develop arthritis, leading to joint pain and stiffness.

I’ve noticed that adding turmeric Golden Paste to their regular diet can aid in easing discomfort associated with these arthritic conditions.

This benefit is directly linked to the anti-inflammatory action of turmeric.

The Key Ingredients

When I prepare turmeric golden paste for my dog, I pay special attention to three integral components: curcumin found in turmeric, piperine from black pepper, and the fatty goodness of coconut oil.

These work in tandem to support my dog’s health.

Understanding Curcumin

Curcumin is the star compound in turmeric, contributing to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

However, curcumin isn’t easily absorbed on its own, which is why the other ingredients are so crucial to the effectiveness of golden paste.

Turmeric is more than just a spice; it’s a powerful contributor to canine wellbeing when used properly in their diet.

Studies suggest that curcumin can help dogs with a variety of conditions, from arthritis to digestive issues.

The Role of Black Pepper

The component piperine, prevalent in black pepper, is essential.

It enhances the absorption of curcumin in the body.

It’s fascinating how a pinch of black pepper can significantly increase the bioavailability of the curcumin by up to 2000%.

That’s why I always make sure to incorporate black pepper into the paste – it’s the key to unlocking curcumin’s full potential.

The Addition of Coconut Oil

Lastly, coconut oil serves an important role.

The inclusion of a healthy fat like coconut oil aids in the absorption of curcumin in the digestive tract.

Coconut oil isn’t just a carrier here; it also brings its own set of benefits, such as improving skin health, coat quality, and providing a boost of energy.

By combining coconut oil with turmeric and black pepper, I create a synergistic blend that maximizes the health benefits for my furry friend.

Preparing Golden Paste for Your Dog

Adding turmeric golden paste to my dog’s diet has been a game-changer for their health.

Below, I’ll guide you through making this beneficial supplement.

Step-by-Step Recipe


  • 1/2 cup of turmeric powder
  • 1 cup of water (plus extra to thin if needed)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil (organic, cold-pressed is best)


  1. Combine the turmeric powder and water in a pan.

    Stirring constantly, heat the mixture on low to medium until it begins to form a paste (about 7-10 minutes).

  2. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more water until you achieve the desired consistency.
  3. Add the black pepper and coconut oil to the mixture, stirring thoroughly to ensure it’s fully integrated.
  4. Allow the blend to cool.

Determining the Correct Dose

The dose of golden paste for dogs can vary based on size. Here’s a general guideline:

  • Start with 1/4 teaspoon per day for every 10lbs of body weight.
  • Observe your pet’s reaction and gradually increase to a suitable maintenance dose.

Always consult with a veterinarian before starting any new supplement regimen for your pet, to ensure it’s appropriate for their health situation.

Storage and Handling Tips

  • Store the golden paste in a clean, air-tight glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  • If you notice any signs of spoilage before this time, it’s best to discard it.
  • When serving, make sure the golden paste is at room temperature to ensure your dog will accept it comfortably.

Remember, cleanliness is key. I make sure to use clean utensils each time to avoid contamination.

Optimizing Bioavailability With Piperine

When I make Golden Paste for my dog, I always remember that the power of turmeric is enhanced with a little help.

That’s why enhancing the bioavailability of turmeric is crucial for maximizing its benefits.

Importance of Piperine

Turmeric is a fantastic herb for supporting my dog’s health, but it’s not easily absorbed by the body on its own.

This is where black pepper comes into play.

Specifically, piperine, a compound found in black pepper, is essential.

Piperine has been shown to increase the bioavailability of curcumin—the active ingredient in turmeric—by up to 2000%.

Simply put, without piperine, my dog might not get the full benefits of the turmeric I add to their diet.

When preparing Golden Paste, I ensure black pepper is included in the recipe.

For every 1/4 cup of turmeric, incorporating just a pinch (often recommended as 1/2 teaspoon) of ground black pepper can make a significant difference.

This combination allows my dog to enjoy the full spectrum of turmeric’s potential for maintaining their wellbeing.

Safety Considerations and Potential Side Effects

In my experience, introducing turmeric golden paste can sometimes lead to an upset stomach in dogs.

To manage this, it’s important to start with a small dose and gradually increase it.

This can help their stomach adjust without causing discomfort.

If I notice any signs of nausea or diarrhea, I reduce the amount or stop temporarily.

Dosage Concerns for Diabetic Dogs

Turmeric can affect blood sugar levels, which is particularly significant for diabetic dogs.

I’m always careful to administer the correct dose and monitor my dog’s response, adjusting as necessary.

Constant communication with your vet ensures that the turmeric doesn’t interfere with your dog’s diabetes management plan.

About the author


Hayley Smith is a passionate advocate for holistic dog nutrition and healing. With a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science and a certification in Canine Nutrition, Hayley has devoted her career to understanding the link between a dog's diet and their overall health and wellbeing.

Before joining our team, Hayley worked as a veterinary nutritionist for a decade, where she helped develop tailored diets for dogs with various health issues. Her work in the clinic also involved educating pet parents on the benefits of natural remedies.

When she's not researching the latest in dog nutrition or writing, Hayley enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters and spending time with her two rescue dogs.
Her mission is to bridge the gap between traditional veterinary practices and holistic approaches to pet care, ensuring every dog can lead a happy, healthy life.