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Golden Milk For Dogs- An Anti-inflammatory Powerhouse

42 CommentsMonday, 1 August 2016  |  Kate

Golden milk is a comforting, delicious drink with all the powerful antioxidant properties of turmeric, minus the bitter taste. Turmeric is without doubt one of the world’s super spices with well documented, powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

It will help with:

• Reducing inflammation
• Fighting bacteria
• Mopping up toxins in the body
• Clearing up itchy skin
• Improving digestion
• Deterring internal parasites
• Protecting against cancer
• Cleansing the blood

Make it with goat’s milk as dogs don’t tolerate the lactose in cow’s milk. Add raw coconut oil as turmeric is fat soluble, meaning it dissolves in fat and oil, rather than water to make it more bioavailable.

All you do is make a turmeric paste, store it in the fridge for up to 30 days or freeze it in small amounts. Then you can make golden milk any time you like or the need arises.

Golden Paste

• 120ml water
• 60g organic turmeric powder

Mix the water and turmeric in a small pan, keeping mixing on a medium heat until you have a thick paste. Keep a little extra water on standby in case it gets too thick. It won’t take two shakes to become a paste so don’t walk away. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.

Golden Milk


• 240 ml goats milk
• 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric paste
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1 teaspoon of raw, organic coconut oil
• 1 pinch of ground black pepper


Heat the milk and stir in the turmeric paste until dissolved, add the honey, coconut oil and black pepper. Stir and drink.

Share with the dog.

This recipe is featured in my new book The Dog Diet - published by Shortbooks, coming out in January 2016 - along with loads of other recipes and diet plans.

Nicky Skudder
Tuesday, 25 August 2015  |  10:01

cant wait for the new book! the web site is always such a good source of information based on science and common sense.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015  |  14:43

Thanks! It went to off to the publishers yesterday. See how many comments they come back with.

Itchy Dog wouldn't be anything without you lot though. You teach me so much.

Christine Eldridge
Wednesday, 26 August 2015  |  15:47

If your new book is as good as the first one, fabulous! Can't wait

Wednesday, 26 August 2015  |  15:49

Love you, Christine Eldridge! (she says, humbly). It's going to be better. All about diet. I'll send you a copy. x

Tuesday, 8 September 2015  |  17:23

Thank you for this recipe. It's yummy and seems to have helped to clear up my latest outbreak of rosacea. The dog loves it too and licks up every last splash!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015  |  11:11

Great! I'm still trying to convince the cat.

Jill Shorting
Saturday, 12 September 2015  |  16:30

Sounds great

Tuesday, 29 September 2015  |  13:25

If a dog cannot have any dairy can this be made with almond milk or oat milk?


Tuesday, 29 September 2015  |  18:50

Hi Tova

Yes I use Oatly for mine. The dog, cat and me all drink it.


Tuesday, 25 October 2016  |  4:37

Try coconut milk, healthy fats for your dog.

Doreen Shaddick
Friday, 16 October 2015  |  18:17

HI ya just been told I have Rheumatoid arthritis in so much pain,was looking at this site for the billy no mates for my this drink will help with the pain what do I do help please Doreen

Elizabeth Williams
Friday, 16 October 2015  |  18:44

Hi Elizabeth

Just make the recipe above and drink once a day.

Give it at least a month.


Jan Easton
Monday, 19 October 2015  |  20:58

where do l find the recipe for the golden milk???

Monday, 12 February 2018  |  17:30

I can't see the recipe above... can you help me?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018  |  10:25

The recipe can be found in the article text above.

Friday, 4 December 2015  |  12:20

Hi Doreen

The recipe is above in the article. I take it too. Started on 1/4tsp a day, now up to 1/2tsp a day. I have it in hot milk with Green & Blacks hot chocolate. Lush! I make one for the dog without the chocolate she loves it.

Saturday, 17 October 2015  |  8:18

Will do thank you so much,has for billy no mates it's been recommended to me My little dog got 2 tick this summer on talking with the vet I'm now putting on him advantix one month then advocate the next and so on.what about all the other things advantix and advocate cover just want to get it right.thank you .Doreen

Friday, 4 December 2015  |  12:21

Hi Doreen

The Billy will work wonders for fleas, ticks and mites. Use it from Spring time onwards.

Sunday, 13 December 2015  |  5:44

Thank you.Doreen

Monday, 21 December 2015  |  10:50

Just pre-ordered your new book on Amazon looking forward to creating new meals for our. Dog who will not eat any tinned or dry commercial food

Monday, 21 December 2015  |  13:19

Woohoo! Thanks Elaine. Let me know what you think. We will have a new supplement to go with it which will mean you can feed any home cooked or DIY raw food, sprinkle this on and they will be getting all the vitamins and minerals they need.

Louise Collins
Wednesday, 30 December 2015  |  19:02

When will the supplements be available Kate?

Monday, 4 January 2016  |  9:34

Hi Louise

Which supplements are those?


Louise Collins
Wednesday, 30 December 2015  |  19:36

Just made this (minus the honey) for me and Tanner! I didn't think he'd touch it - but he lapped it up!

Monday, 4 January 2016  |  9:35

Nikita loves it too. Cat won't touch it though and she would benefit the most! Glad you like it.

Doreen Shaddick
Monday, 4 January 2016  |  23:14

Hi Kate order your book,not received it yet but got email asking me to comment on it Doreen Shaddick

Jayne Schofield
Wednesday, 13 January 2016  |  10:36

Hi,I have just ordered the ingredients to make this milk,I'm confused,do I have to make the paste and keep it refrigerated for 30 days before I can make the milk?

Monday, 18 January 2016  |  12:05

Hi Jayne

Sorry for the confusion. Make the paste and it keeps for up to a month in the fridge. You can use it immediately though, no need to wait.

I add a quarter of a teaspoon into a hot chocolate at night. Does it for me!

The dog gets the same but without the chocolate, she gets a little raw honey in hers. Spoilt!

Pam Randall
Sunday, 28 February 2016  |  12:50

My dog won't drink the milk ! However I mix the paste into her food which seems to do the trick, and I presume the benefits are the same....?

Wednesday, 20 January 2016  |  23:21

Just made the golden milk for itchy dog, non-itchy dog and me. It's delicious! Thanks for the recipe. So easy to make too. I'll freeze the rest of the paste in ice cubes for easy use.

Pam Randall
Thursday, 18 February 2016  |  15:13

Hi. This sounds good, but do you have to make/drink this warm?? I think the dog would like it, but not sure if I would if I tried it!

Thursday, 3 March 2016  |  13:51

Hi Pam

Put it in food, or dissolve in water though I doubt that would do it. Food will be good.

Thursday, 3 March 2016  |  13:44

Pam, yes that's fine. I dissolve mine in ginger tea!

Saturday, 21 May 2016  |  12:39

Must try this. How often can/should you give it?

Saturday, 21 May 2016  |  12:46

Hi Sue

I give it every day but even a few times a week and build up is fine.

Marisa Clarkson
Tuesday, 6 September 2016  |  19:50

Hi Kate, Just looking at your recipe for the Golden Milk For Dogs. The only Goats milk I have seen is in Morrisons Supermarket and it is Delamere Fresh Whole Goats Milk in a carton. I am not sure if this okay. I drink only Alpro Oat milk and I am not sure if this would do or maybe there is too much sugar in the Alpro or am I better using Goats milk. I would appreciate if you could get back to me regarding this. Kind regards Marisa

Thursday, 29 September 2016  |  11:21

Hi Marisa

Basically you want one with no additives in it, have a look at Toplife which is Milk for dogs. You can get it in Pets at Home, this will be good to use.

Brenda Addison
Monday, 17 April 2017  |  15:27

Where would I find the recipe?

Tuesday, 18 April 2017  |  10:32

Hi Brenda

It's in the article. There's the recipe for the golden paste then how to make it into golden milk directly after it.


Wednesday, 14 June 2017  |  3:58

My dogs love Golden Milk.