Turmeric-Golden Paste

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This is the recipe I’ve been using for Golden Paste for the past 4 years. Good for dogs, cats, and horses. Dosing below.

As many of you already know, Truman was my very special senior rescue. Truman has the most incredible and inspiring story, I just love sharing it every chance I get. – You can read about Truman’s story in another post. (Grab the tissues first).

When I rescued my sweet Truman, he was a mess. He was a happy mess, but when it came to his health issues, the poor baby was basically broken. Due to prior untreated back and hip injuries, he was riddled with severe arthritis. He was in so much pain that it took everything in him just to get up from his bed and go potty. He could hardly walk. The amount of medication he was taking was insane and although it helped with the pain some, it wasn’t doing much for his quality of life.

At the time, I had just began my journey into holistic pet nutrition and one of the “miracle herbs” I kept reading about was Turmeric/Curcumin. The benefits it has cover a wide range of ailments, most of which Truman had, so I decided to test out a recipe called Golden Paste. Game changer.

Golden Paste consists of 3 simple ingredients (4 if you follow Truman’s recipe and add peanut butter). You can use any brands, I like these – organic Turmeric Powder, organic Coconut Oil (unrefined) and freshly ground Black Pepper. He also liked his made into frozen treats, this was great because the paste lasts much longer in the freezer and serving was much less messy. I portioned the paste into silicone trays. For smaller portions, try these. Then freeze.

I could write a book about how this simple herb changed Truman’s life. Instead, you can see in these pictures, the once painfully sad & sedimentary dog, transformed into the happiest “somersault flippin’ lap runner” dog he dreamed to be.

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The struggle of getting off his bed and walking was gone. He now jumped off his bed and ran laps around the yard.

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If this smile as he’s running to mommy doesn’t tug on your heart strings, I don’t know what will! He wasn’t “fast” by any means, but he sure thought he was flying!


He ended his daily somersault laps with a good roll in the grass too!

Oh my Truman. You changed my life, sweet boy.

Because of the golden paste, Truman was able to get off ALL of his pain medication. All of it. He was able to enjoy his golden years, running free in his big back yard and playing with his boy, and little sister Penelope.

Rest In Peace my precious Truman. Your story continues to change lives, just like you did.

Golden Paste Recipe:

Truman’s Tip: Add Peanut Butter to the mix. Dogs love Peanut Butter but may not be too fond of the Turmeric. Freeze in portion sized trays (silicone trays work best) for easier and less messy handling.

Dosing For Dogs: 1/4 – 1 tsp. 2x Day with food. (Depending on weight)

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  1. Wow, I just love stories like these! Truman was so adorable, what a wonderful boy. He is so lucky to have found you, someone to care enough to find out how to make his golden years what were probably the best he ever had. Thanks for sharing this great recipe & information!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  2. Turmeric is amazing – it helps keep animals pain-free! I’m so glad Truman benefited from adding turmeric to his diet. And I just love that you add peanut butter to it – I’ve never heard of that, but seriously very smart! I’m sure dogs definitely love it with the peanut butter in it!

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  3. I had no idea that this was a thing. I have heard good things about Turmeric so I must look into it further. Transforming a pet’s life is what we all want to do!

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    1. It’s wonderful! Turmeric is fat soluble so it won’t digest and the health benefits from it won’t absorb unless it’s taken with a fat. And the black pepper helps with absorption too! Peanut butter gets them to eat it lol

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  4. I’ve read a lot about the healing properties of tumeric. I’ll have to check with my vet to see if this would be right for my dog who was just diagnosed with cardiopulmonary failure. (She just came home from the animal hospital.)

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  5. I have read so much about Turmeric and I give Layla a supplement in her food daily which contains it, would love to try the treats but she is so picky I know it will melt on the floor without her touching it and only wish she would. Great post and Truman is just adorable, to see him run makes me smile.

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  6. I am so happy that you were able to find something that worked so well for Truman and gave him back the life that he obviously wanted! It’s heartbreaking to see the age starting to set in, when their bodies can’t keep up with what their minds want to do. Truman was blessed to have someone that cared about him so much that you did seek out an answer for him. Thank you for giving him everything he deserved at that stage of his life!

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  7. Turmeric seems to be such a magical ingredient, doesn’t it? I never tried to make the golden paste; it’s probably time.

    My dog loves any frozen treats. She’ll even eat vegetables when they’re frozen 🙂

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  8. Oh Truman’s transformation is so apparent. From head down and in pain to head up and running free of arthritis pain. Yes, I can attest Tumeric works great in pets and us humans. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s a great natural alternative to pills and prescriptions from veterinarians that may have side effects. Sorry about your loss too.

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