Bone Broth For Dogs
Bone broth is essentially the nutrient-dense stock liquid made from simmering raw or cooked bones at low heat over long periods of time. This oily broth is packed full of amino acids, vitamins and minerals and is considered a nutrition powerhouse for dogs! Bone broth is especially ideal for sick dogs and senior dogs, as it is extremely easy to digest and is soothing for the gut. Although this healthy broth can be given to help dogs heal and stay strong, it also works as an excellent raw multivitamin supplement for any dog at any age!
How to make:
Making bone broth is extremely easy and inexpensive! All you need is water, a splash of organic, raw apple cider vinegar (about 1 Tablespoon per 4 cups of water), a stock pot and enough raw or cooked bones to cover the bottom of the pot!
While you can use any cooked bones, I strongly believe that raw bones produce the best results. Also look to get bones from grass fed beef, and all bones from hormone and antibiotic free animals.
Fill a large pot, or a stock pot, with water.
Cover the bottom of the pot with a layer of raw bones
Add a splash of apple cider vinegar.
Bring to a boil.
Once at a boil, reduce heat to lowest setting, cover and let simmer for anywhere between 16 – 48 hours.
During the last 6 to 8 hours, you can add other healthy foods as well to increase the nutritional value like celery, carrots, kale, turmeric, parsley and egg shells which all have benefits. Do NOT use onion or garlic, and these two foods are known for potentially making dogs sick
Once all is cooked, strain out the bones. I then put it in a food processor and blend together, I will then put it in containers and freeze what I will not use up within the week. If you do not add vegetables, then just strain the bones out.
Also, depending on the bones I use, I will sometimes strain some of the fat off, but not all as it is very beneficial for your pet as well.
Bone broth has many phenomenal benefits. Bone broth has been traditionally used to treat leaky guy and digestive issues, while also supporting good joint health. Bone broth can also benefit dogs with allergies and food sensitives, as it is a phenomenal immune system booster. For healthy dogs, a cup of bone broth once a day with a meal is an excellent whole food multivitamin to provide a boost of nutrition to a balanced diet.
Bone broth is rich in many nutrients, especially amino acids such as arginine, glycine, glutamine and proline. Bone broth also acts as a superior joint supplement, as it contains gelatin (the breakdown of collagen), glucosamine, chondroitin and other nutrients that support good joint health.
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