Golden Paste for Dogs

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Golden Paste for Dogs

Golden paste, also known as turmeric paste, is like solid sunshine. This stuff is super healthy for both humans and dogs. There are so many benefits to adding turmeric paste to your dog’s diet, and the best part is that it’s super easy to make. Here’s our recipe, and how we use it.

A bunch of turmeric.

Benefits of Turmeric For Dogs

A quick search will lead you to countless clinical studies showing what turmeric can do for the body. Some of the benefits include:

  • Natural detox
  • Contains cancer fighting agents
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps with allergies
  • Has healthy benefits for the heart, liver, and digestive tract
  • Fights bacteria
  • Targets inflammation, pain, and skin irritations

Golden Paste for Dogs

Golden Paste for Dogs

There are so many benefits to adding golden paste to your dog’s diet, and the best part is that it’s super easy to make. Here’s our recipe, and how we use it.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of turmeric powder
  • 4 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (optional)


  1. Mix the water and turmeric on low to medium heat. Keep stirring until it forms a nice paste.
  2. Add in the coconut oil, black pepper, and cinnamon (note that the cinnamon is optional). Keep stirring until all ingredients are mixed well.
  3. Let cool. Transfer paste to a glass mason jar and store in the refrigerator.


  • Turmeric stains! Make sure you’re wearing old clothes when cooking, and be careful not to spill.
  • It can last in the the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks, and longer in the freezer.
  • The rule of thumb is to give half a teaspoon of golden paste per 10kg of dog per day. If your dog is new to golden paste, start with a small dose and gradually increase.

Golden Paste for Dogs

Organic turmeric.


Golden Paste for Dogs

Stirring in the ground pepper.


Golden Paste for Dogs

Finished product, cooled and in a jar. Congrats! You’ve just made turmeric paste for dogs!

Natural Turmeric.

Using Golden Paste

For the dogs: we add golden paste to their food up to 2x a day.

For the humans: we make golden milk lattes! Here’s how:

Heat 1 cup of almond milk on low heat. Mix in 1-2 teaspoon of golden paste, a pinch of ground or fresh ginger, ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon (if your golden paste doesn’t contain cinnamon already). Stir and serve.

Feel free to add in regular coffee or a shot of espresso. For extra flavor, mix in a few cardamom pods or a pinch of cayenne. 1 teaspoon of honey will do the trick if you have a sweet tooth.

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Golden paste is incredibly healthy for both dogs and humans. Here’s how to make golden paste for dogs, and a recipe for humans too.

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21 Comments on “Golden Paste for Dogs”

  1. Do you feed Boogie and Marcelo the golden paste and the Nupro at the same time? With each feeding?

    1. Hi! We have, yes. Whenever we make a batch of golden paste, the dogs get some at least 1x per day. If your dog is new to golden paste, I’d let them try a small amount to begin with, and then build up to the recommended dose (half a teaspoon of golden paste per 10kg of dog).

  2. Thank you! I tried making the golden paste, but it didn’t thicken to a paste form. About how long do you cook it?

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  4. what would you think about just adding a little turmeric and black pepper to your homemade dog food recipe (which I’m making as we speak) and adding a little coconut oil to the rice as it cooks? I have a 3 year old female pug who is super healthy but gaining weight a little too easily (thanks to grandma and a few others who spoil her), so I’m really grateful for your generosity with sharing your research and recipes!

    1. Hi Eva! Thanks for reading 🙂
      I’ve never added the turmeric directly to the food while making it, mostly because it would be harder to control how much turmeric they’re getting in each meal.
      If you’re up for trying, be sure to mix the turmeric and black pepper first, and then add it in (so you’re sure those are together). The black pepper is needed when digesting the turmeric. Also, measure out how much is going in, so your dog eats the suggested amount each day (half a teaspoon of golden paste per 10kg of dog per day). Good luck!

  5. Your dosage is way way overboard. You can’t give a dog 3 T of paste/day if they’re 60 pounds!! Also, this is not palatable. Other recipes are able to attract and keep dogs eating it.

    1. Hi,

      I think you’ve read the measurement wrong. It’s .5 teaspoon per 10kg (10kg = 22lbs). A 60lb dog is 27kg, so they’d get a little over a teaspoon.

      In regards to taste – this is meant to be mixed into your dogs food, not eaten straight. My dogs and I both eat it and it tastes fine (they probably can’t taste it much once it’s mixed in, since it’s such a small amount).

      Have a great New Year!

  6. Great article! We love golden paste for dogs. Did you know it can be used topically for cuts and rashes? Really something all dog owners should be aiming to give their furry loved ones on a regular basis.

  7. Will this paste stain their fur? If so, what’s the best way to prevent or clean the stains? Thanks.

  8. HI, If 4 month old puppy doesn’t eat the golden paste is there anything to add for taste so she would want to eat it. I have wrapped it in peanut butter however that is too much peanut butter everyday. Thanks!

    1. Hi! Just mix it into their food. It’s such a small amount, they probably won’t notice it. You can also give it to them in other ways (treats, with broth, etc).

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