What Is Bone Broth?
Bone broth is a staple in many household kitchens and has been proven to act as a powerful immune booster and strengthens muscles and bones. And, it’s good for dogs! Not only does bone broth nourish your pup’s immune system and joints, it also helps strengthen and repair their digestive system.
Like most dog owners, you don’t want to give your dog something that you’re unsure of. You might be thinking, what is even in bone broth? Bone broth comes from brewed bones and connective tissue typically from beef or chicken. The bones are usually thrown in a slow cooker or crock pot with water and vinegar to allow for the tissues to break down and the nutrients to release.
Bone broth is a great source of Vitamins A, K, and C, as well as iron and healthy fatty acids. It’s easy for dogs to digest and even easier for humans to prepare. All you need are some leftover chicken or beef bones and apple cider vinegar.
What Can It Do for My Dog?
No matter if your dog is young or old, bone broth can do wonders for your pup. Adding one cup a day to your dog’s meals can aid their overall health tremendously. If your dog has anal gland complications or suffers from aching joints, bone broth can help them feel good as new. Plus, dogs find it delicious, so you can use it as a treat.
Bone broth also contains loads of Vitamin C which can help dogs with compromised immune systems. Giving your dog bone broth daily helps support their immune system as it fights off infections and illness.
The acids in bone broth also work as anti-inflammatories, reducing pain and soreness in your pup’s bones and joints. If you have an older dog who has trouble walking, running, or playing, try giving them bone broth and notice the difference it makes in their mobility.
Not only does bone broth help dogs health-wise, it also helps them cosmetically. Bones contain gelatin, which makes bone broth an effective source of it. Gelatin has been proven to increase shine and silkiness in dog’s coats.
How to Make It?
While the ingredient list is short and sweet, bone broth does take quite a while to brew.
- Raw bones (chicken, beef, turkey)
- 3 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar OR White Vinegar
- Add your bones to a crock pot or slow cooker
- Add enough water to the pot that the bones are covered
- Add in your tablespoons of vinegar
- Let brew for at least 24 hours
- Strain and serve for up to 4 days
Bone broth will have your dog drooling and begging for more while simultaneously improving their overall health. If you want to give your dog a tasty treat and keep them feeling their best at the same time, give bone broth a try!