The Golden Paste recipe for your pets!

More on the wonders of turmeric for us and our pets!

One of our readers makes this paste for her dogs and cats. We humans can take it too!



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The best way to consume turmeric:

1/2 cup turmeric powder
1 – 2 cups water (as required to make paste)
1/3 cup oil (eg. coconut oil or olive oil)
1.5 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Place turmeric powder and water in pan and simmer for 7-10 minutes.  Forms paste.
2. Turn off heat. Stir in oil and black pepper.

Allow to cool.  Keep in fridge, can be used for 2-3 weeks.

For humans: Take 1/4 teaspoon twice daily with food.
For dogs/cats: Take 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon twice daily with food.
For horses: Take 1 teaspoon twice daily with food.

The medicinal and health-giving properties of turmeric are numerous, but for one, it reduces inflammation and inflammation is one of the major causes of many illnesses.  I just read that FIV+ cats can be given this golden paste too, so I shall certainly be making this for Bunny and Tiger.

However, as with all supplements and new foods, please consult your veterinarian for advice.

A vet’s opinion on the efficacy of turmeric for pets:

A UK-based group that feeds this paste to their pets:

A video of the preparation of the Golden Paste:

Just as I’ve shared previously, the bio-availability of curcumin is increased manifold when turmeric is cooked with oil and black pepper.

I’m going to make this Golden Paste right now!!


I have all the ingredients because I boil turmeric rice all the time.

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We are done!!


Want to try some, Rosie?


Okay, it wasn’t exactly very tasty, so the cats just took a lick or a smell and that’s that. I will mix it with their food tomorrow.

If it can help strengthen the immune system of FIV+ cats, then I’m really excited about this!

P.S. Mr Zurik and Heidi don’t like it. They salivated and ran away. But Indy seems to like it. Oh well, Indy is adventurous, whether with food or other things. He seems to want some more, but it’s only a pinch for starters. Should always ease gradually into new foods.

As with all good foods, there may also be side effects, please read this: and consult your doctor or veterinarian for advice.

3 comments to The Golden Paste recipe for your pets!

  • Chen

    Also please consult with your own human doctor before eating so much turmeric. I know someone with an auto-immune problem (meaning the immune system attacks own body) and turmeric is in the list of foods that cannot be eaten.

  • chankahyein

    Yes indeed. Like me and oats – made me sick for 17 years without knowing that it was the culprit, and oats is touted as a healthy food for most humans! All things in moderation, and some must be avoided at all costs!

  • Chen

    The look on Cleo’s face and her body language in the last panel – HAHAHAHA