Golden paste for dogs is a natural remedy for many diseases and touted as a superfood for all breeds. It’s also known as “golden paste”, which is the name of the product. It is anti-inflammatory, antiallergy, and anti-cancer. And unlike other magic cures, it doesn’t require a mortgage.
What is Golden Paste for Dogs and How Does It Work?
A turmeric-based paste, golden paste is made by mixing coconut oil, turmeric and black pepper with water. Easy! It’s easy!
Golden Paste Recipe for Dogs
Doug English, the vet responsible for the creation of the golden paste recipe shares his recipe.
1/2 cup turmeric powder1 Cup water 1/3 cup cold-pressed coconut oil2-3 teaspoons cracked black pepper
Boil the water and turmeric. After that, reduce the heat to simmer until the paste forms (this should take between 7-10 minutes). After the turmeric and water have been taken off the heat, cool it down for about 10 minutes before adding oil and pepper.
Golden Paste for Dogs: The Benefits
Kimberly Schmidt from Napa Valley Holistic Vet answered all our questions and showed us how to make golden paste at home. Turmeric is a powerful pain reliever and has anti-inflammatory properties. She says that turmeric has been shown to be beneficial for cancer cells. Turmeric can be beneficial for pets with inflammatory diseases like arthritis or cancer. However, only a tiny amount of curcumin (the active ingredient) is absorbed into the bloodstream. Schmidt explained that curcumin can be combined with piperine, a compound found in black pepper, to increase its bioavailability.
Translation: The turmeric paste, when combined with black pepper is more easily absorbed by your dog’s blood. Because the coconut oil is slower than the liver to metabolize curcumin, it will be easier for your dog to absorb the turmeric paste. Coconut oil also has health benefits.
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Is Golden Paste Dangerous for Dogs?
Schmidt states that golden paste can cause gallbladder damage in dogs with gallbladder stones and bile duct obstruction. Golden paste may lower blood sugar and diabetic dogs might want to be cautious. Schmidt states that although these effects are mild, it is important to be aware that turmeric may not be the best option for your pet if they have any of the conditions Schmidt describes.
What is the best dose of golden paste for dogs?
English suggests 1/4 teaspoon twice daily with your dog’s food. Dogs love the flavor! After a few weeks, you can increase the amount to 3/4 teaspoon daily if your dog does not experience any side effects such as loose stools or upset stomach.
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