Turmeric Paste For Dogs

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During my research on the perfect diet for my dog, I learned a lot. I learned about why we should not trust pet food companies. I also learned about that dogs are only 1% different than wolves. So dogs diet should closely match their ancestor’s.

It was a fascinating journey to learn about the history of pet food and what is best for dogs like Rigel. I found this gem recipe for a natural supplement that helps boost the immune system in dogs. “Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin – which is essentially its active ingredient. Curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, wound healing and anticancer activities. It can help fight diseases like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, gastrointestinal issues, Alzheimers and more.” (Dogs Naturally)

It’s all natural and super easy to use, to boot!

I like to make this in advance and store it in the refrigerator to prolong it’s freshness. Rigel loves it. Sometimes I give it to him straight as a treat.

Now keep in mind that turmeric is a ‘warming’ spice. So if your dog is always hot or it’s realllllly hot outside, maybe hold back the turmeric. Replace it with apple cider vinegar until conditions are better.

For daily amounts, you can give 1 tsp of this paste for every 10 pounds your dog weight. If your dog poop is becoming sticky, dark, or mushy- maybe it’s too much turmeric paste.

Turmeric Paste For Dogs

  • Prep Time5 min


    • 1 cup filtered water
    • ½ cup turmeric
    • ¼ cup coconut oil
    • 1.5 tsp ground black pepper



    Combine all ingredients.


    Store in glass jar or container and in the refrigerator.

    Make sure to use a mixing bowl and stirrer/utensil that is NOT metal. Metal can stick to the ions of the spice and reduce its quality. I use a ceramic bowl and bamboo fork to mix my herbal blends at home.

    This turmeric paste will store well for two weeks. Keep an eye out for pungent smell or mold if it's past two weeks.

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    The coconut oil I use

    This is certified organic. Also, it’s unrefined meaning that the process has not stripped the coconut oil from it’s natural and nutritive benefits. it’s also cold pressed since any heat processing can kill the benefits of raw coconut oil.

    The turmeric I use

    Organic and in bulk. Much more affordable than buying those small sizes in grocery stores.


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