Showing posts with label Anti-Inflammatory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anti-Inflammatory. Show all posts

Monday, 27 February 2017

Golden Paste Recipe for Dogs and Cats



My golden paste recipe is simple to make, and offers many health benefits without the dangerous side effects of conventional drugs, such as Prednisone, and Metacam (meloxicam). Golden paste is an effective anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-carcinogenic – it is also rich in antioxidants. For more information about golden paste’s health benefits, you can read about the main ingredient – turmeric, here.

Golden Paste Recipe for Dogs and Cats

You Will Need the Following Organic Ingredients
  • Turmeric powder – organic
    • You can choose to substitute fresh turmeric root for powder.
      • Use 1” of fresh finely chopped (pureed) turmeric root for every 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Black pepper – organic, fresh ground.
  • Filtered tap or spring water.
  • Saucepan – i.e. glass or stainless steel, NOT aluminum, NOT Teflon coated.
  • Coconut oil – organic, cold pressed, unrefined.
    • Can be incorporated into the recipe or given at correct daily dosage, along with the Golden Paste at meal time or treat time (see further below).
  • Optional ingredients
    • Dog-1safe, cat-1safe herbs and spices can be added to suit your dogs and cats 1specific situation.
Preparation
Add the following ingredients to your saucepan –
  • ¼ cup turmeric powder (or fresh root as per above).
  • 1 teaspoon up to 1.5 tsp fresh-ground black pepper.
  • Optional ingredients –
    • 1 tbs other 1safe, appropriate herb or spice.
  • Mix these ingredients thoroughly but gently – powders become airborne if not gently stirred! And please note turmeric contains a strong natural dye (curcumin) that can stain clothes, carpet, counter tops etc.
Add –
  • 1 ¼ cup filtered or spring water.
  • Note – if you want to incorporate coconut oil directly into the golden paste, reduce the amount of water by ¼ cup, and add ¼ cup coconut oil.
    • Personally I prefer to make the recipe with water, and add the coconut oil in the correct dosage per each dog or cat at his/her meals. 
    • By doing so I can ensure the daily intake of coconut oil matches the individual animal’s weight requirements. 
    • Daily dosage for coconut oil, cautions, and instructions on introducing coconut oil to your dogs and cats diet is provided here
    • For dogs and cats that cannot have coconut oil (due to a contradiction or ‘dislike’) another appropriate-to-your-animal, high quality fat can be used.
  • Mix the powdered herbs/spices and liquid gently, making sure to completely blend the herbs/spices with the water to yield a smooth thick paste.
  • You can add a little more water if you need to do so.
Simmer -
  • Place the sauce pan on the stove top, on low heat setting for 7 minutes, stir occasionally.
  • Remove from heat after 7 minutes.
  • Don’t worry if you have left the golden paste on for slightly longer.
  • Allow the Golden Paste to cool.
Store Your Golden Paste -
  • Transfer the cooled Golden Paste to a glass container/jar.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • You can double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as required to suit your situation.
How to Use The Golden Paste
When introducing any new item to your dog or cats diet do so gradually. Start at a very low dose and increase slowly.
Golden paste can be used short-term or long-term to suit your animals’ situation.

Daily Dosage – General Guidelines
  • Minimum dose – 1/16 tsp per 10 lbs of body weight, 1x per day.
  • Standard dose – 1/8 tsp, per 10 lbs of body weight, 1x to 2x per day.
  • Maximum dose – varies per animal and condition being treated.
How to Add to Your Dog’s, Cat’s Diet
Starting Out 
You can first introduce Golden Paste by incorporating a small amount into a treat – for example:
Daily Use
  • Turmeric paste can be given with food at meal time.
  • Or given with treats as noted above.
  • Can be ‘pilled’ using a 1safe-for-your animal pilling substance. Use a natural food item that suits your animal – i.e. pure raw unpasteurized honey, an appropriate yogurt, cheese, coconut oil, ghee, or fresh food such as meat, fruit or veg. 
  • Do NOT use a highly processed food pilling product.
If you are using for preventative maintenance of a healthy animal - use a low daily dosage.
If you are treating an active, or chronic ailment, the dosage can be adjusted up from the standard daily dosage to the individual animal’s tolerance level.

Cautions, Contradictions, Drug Interactions
Golden Paste is not for every dog and cat!

For a list of (but not limited to) cautions, contradictions and drug interactions, see –
1‘Safe’ is used as a relative term, meaning safe for most dogs and cats. As with all ingested substances (foods, herbs, etc.) before you introduce a new item to your animal’s diet, make sure you thoroughly research relevant drug, food, health condition interactions, contradictions, cautions and side effects.

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Friday, 6 January 2017

DIY Healthy Dog Treat Recipe - Immune System Boost Blueberry, Coconut, Rooibos



Boost your dog’s immune system with this simple DIY treats - packed with anti-inflammatory agents, health promoting antioxidants, and essential nutrients.



Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic, brewed, cooled Rooibos Tea.
  • 1 tbs coconut oil, organic, unrefined, or fresh pureed avocado.
  • ½ cup organic fresh, or fresh-frozen blueberries pureed, or use tart red cherries. 
  • ½ cup finely minced or chopped real raw meat.
    • Choose red meat, poultry or wild-caught cold water fatty fish
    • Don’t used highly processed meats – i.e. hot dogs, salami, ham or other highly processed meats.
    • If your dog is on a raw food diet don’t cook the meat.
    • If your dog has never eaten raw meat, gently cook the meat in a little healthy oil – i.e. organic: coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, or sesame oil.

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of one, or all of the following anti-inflammatory herbs/spices - use organic only...
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon (also known as Real Cinnamon).
  • 1 tsp Ginger.
  • 1 tsp Turmeric.
    • If using turmeric, you can also include a sprinkle of fresh ground organic black pepper.
  • 1 tbs Honey
    • Use only raw, unpasteurized, 100% pure honey. 
    • If your dog is under 1 year of age, leave the honey out of the recipe.
  • Refer to the links for information on cinnamon, ginger and honey health benefits, cautions, interactions.

Preparation
  • Pour the tea into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the pureed berries and minced/finely chopped meat.
  • Blend together.
  • Pour into ice cube trays.
  • Place trays in freezer, allow several hours to freeze.

Serving
  • Serve as a treat.
  • Can be given daily.
  • Note - blueberry, tart red cherry and turmeric contain powerful natural dyes – make sure your dog eats his/her treats on a surface you can easily clean – not on carpet! 

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πŸ“± FaceBook video or voice
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🚢 In-person Sessions only available in Ontario, Canada.

Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats πŸ•πŸˆ
✔︎ Maintenance of Health
✔︎ Addressing Health Issues and Conditions
✔︎ Custom designed whole food diets, raw and gently cooked.
✔︎ Recommendations for commercial whole food diets.
✔︎ Recommendation and specification of...
✔︎ Species Appropriate:
✔︎ Whole foods
✔︎ Treats
✔︎ Herbs
✔︎ Alternative medicines
✔︎ Supplemental foods
✔︎ Treatment and Remedy

Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•
✔︎ Obedience Training
✔︎ Behavior Modification
✔︎ Psychological Rehabilitation
✔︎ In-person Sessions
✔︎ Remote Sessions

Affiliations to Companies - none.
I don’t sell food or supplements.
I am NOT aligned with any companies.
I prefer to select best solutions for my individual clients’ situation.

Contact me
karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca to discuss your requirements and quote for services.

Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld.