Homemade Dog Treats Recipe: How to Make Golden Paste for Dogs
As pet owners, we always want the best for our furry friends. And that includes giving them the best possible nutrition to ensure they stay healthy and happy. While there are many commercial dog food and treat options available, some of them may not be the healthiest choice for your dog. That's why a Homemade Dog Treats Recipe can be a great option, especially if you want to control the quality and ingredients in your dog's food.
Turmeric is a spice that has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine and cooking. It contains a compound called curcumin, which has powerful antioxidant properties. While it has become a popular supplement for humans, many pet owners wonder if turmeric is safe for their furry friends.
Can dogs eat Turmeric?
We’ll explore this further, along with the potential health benefits of this spice and we will even share some easy homemade dog treats recipes to give your pet a daily dose of turmeric.
Is Turmeric Safe for Dogs?
Turmeric is generally considered safe for dogs to consume in moderation. However, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. These can include:
- Upset stomach
- Allergic reaction
- Interference with certain medications
To avoid these side effects, it is important to allow for a recommended daily dosage of Turmeric for your dog's weight. Typically, it is recommended to give 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric per day for every 10 pounds of body weight.
Health Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs
Turmeric has been shown to have several potential health benefits for dogs, including:
- Joint Health: Turmeric's anti-oxidant properties may help alleviate joint pain and stiffness in dogs with arthritis or other joint issues.
- Digestion: Turmeric can aid in digestion by promoting the production of bile and improving gut health.
- Immune System: Turmeric has antioxidant properties that may help your dog's immune system and support mechanisms against oxidative stress.
- Cancer Prevention: Some studies have suggested that turmeric may have anti-cancer properties and could potentially help prevent the growth of tumours.
- Brain Health: Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, has been shown to support neuroprotective processes that may help protect against cognitive decline in older dogs.
Head to Home Alive Pets to read more about how Turmeric can help your pet.
How to Give Turmeric to Your Dog
If you're looking for a fun way to give turmeric to your furry friend, you can try making some easy homemade dog treats! Here's some simple recipes to get you started
One popular ingredient for homemade dog treats is golden paste, which is a blend of turmeric, coconut oil, and black pepper. Golden Paste has been known to have many health benefits for dogs, including supporting natural anti-inflammatory processes, improving digestion, and supporting the immune system.
Making homemade dog treats is a great way to ensure that your furry friend is getting high-quality, natural ingredients. Here’s how to make a homemade dog food recipe with Turmeric:
Ingredients for Golden Paste Recipe for Dogs:
125ml organic turmeric powder
70ml coconut oil (unrefined, cold-pressed or raw) or substitute with a good linseed or olive oil
2-3 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
How to make Golden Paste for Dogs:
- In a small saucepan, bring the turmeric powder and water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, stirring until the mixture forms a thick paste.
- Add the oil and black pepper after cooking and cooled down. Stir constantly to mix the oil and until the paste has thickened allow to cool again..
- When cool, transfer the golden paste to a glass container with a lid and store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Alternatively, you can avoid the hassle and use The Golden Paste Company's pre-made turmeric recipe for dogs, Golden Paste․ This It uses only the best quality turmeric with a high curcumin content guaranteed. It also contains added ingredients such as Apple Cider Vinegar and Cinnamon which increase absorption and optimise insulin metabolism.
Now that you have made (or bought) the golden paste, you can incorporate it into your dog's treats.
Here's another simple home made dog food recipe to get you started:
Ingredients for Golden Paste Dog Treats:
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup golden paste
1/4 cup water
How to make Golden Paste Dog Treats:
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour and coconut flour.
Add the eggs and mix well.
Add the golden paste and water and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
Scoop the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the treats are golden brown.
Remove the treats from the oven and let them cool completely before serving to your dog.
Homemade dog treats offer several benefits over commercial dog treats. First, you have complete control over the ingredients, so you can ensure that your dog is getting high-quality, nutritious food. Second, homemade treats are usually much cheaper than commercial treats, so you can save money while still giving your dog the best possible delicious nutritious treat. Finally, making your own dog treats can be a fun and rewarding activity that you can share with your furry friend. Check out another homemade dog treat recipe from Cookie Rookie.
So why not give it a try and see how your dog likes it?
Alternatively, if you're short on time but still want to provide your dog with a highly nutritious turmeric supplement, you can try The Golden Paste Company's pre-made TurmerEase or TurmerItch supplement slices disguised as a treat for dogs and cats. These slices are made with high-quality turmeric with a guaranteed high curcumin content, making them a convenient and effective way to add turmeric to your pet's diet.
The Golden Paste Company also offers a range of other turmeric-based products for pets, including supplements, pastes, and capsules. All of our products are made with the highest quality ingredients and are designed to help support your pet's overall health and well-being.