People have been making bone broth for hundreds of years. It's especially good for sick dogs or senior dogs that are depleted of the minerals they need and could use an immune boost! So, what is bone broth? Bone broth is a nutrient-dense stock liquid made from simmering raw or cooked bones at low heat over long periods of time. It is extremely easy to digest and good for the gut, and it makes a great addition to a dog's diet.
"Bone booster broths are a powerhouse of nutrients, including protein, calcium, phosphorus and potassium, as well as amino acids and glycine, collagen, keratin and gelatin, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid."
The Benefits of Bone Broth
According to Dogs Naturally Magazine,
"Studies conducted in the 1800's showed that when there is plenty of gelatin in the diet, the body's need for protein from meat sources can be reduced by as much as fifty percent! Bone broth is also an excellent source of important minerals and can bolster the immune system (think chicken soup)!"
The main benefits of bone broth include:
- Keeps joints healthy: Bone broth contains glucosamine and other joint protecting compounds like chondroitin and hyaluronic acid.
- Helps the liver detox as this is the master organ of detoxification
- Promotes a healthy gut: Prevents leaky gut
- Great nutrition for sick dogs: Used frequently with senior dogs as well
How to Make Bone Broth
There isn't a wrong way to make bone broth.
And the benefits of bone broth for dogs range from joint health to immune support and it is great for dogs that have digestive issues.
K9Instinct.com has very easy directions to follow in the following bone broth recipe:
- Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- Raw Bones
Some of the other key elements can include cooked bones, chicken feet, marrow bones, lemon juice (people use this as a substitute for apple cider vinegar), raw apple cider, turkey bones, and green beans. Some believe raw bones produce the best results. You can add bone broth to dog food, or feed it alone.
Have you tried bone broth as part of your pet's health care routine? Share how it's helped in the comments below.