Bone Broth is a nutritious pot full of health benefits your dog will love.
It is easy to make and the aroma will delight the senses of your pet – even picky eaters and ones who are ailing!
What is Bone Broth?
Suggestive of its name, Bone Broth is a nutrient-dense liquid (or stock) made from simmering raw bones at low temperatures over an extended period of time. The stock is jam-packed with amino acids, vitamins and minerals including calcium, silicon, sulphur, magnesium and phosphorus.
Note: Bone Broth by itself is not nutritionally complete, but rather a healthy topper to add to a meal, or to serve as a treat.
Bone Broth provides many therapeutic health benefits. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider offering Bone Broth…
- It is easy to digest.
- It promotes gut health.
- It is a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, both of which are excellent for bones and joints.
- It allows fussy eaters to enjoy their meals.
- It provides great nutrition for ailing dogs.
What you’ll need to make Bone Broth:
- Clean, filtered water,
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar,
- A crock pot (You can also just use a pot on the stove, but the crock-pot is the simplest way, since you won’t have to worry about leaving it unattended.)
- Enough Furchild bones to cover the bottom of the pot. We recommend adding joint bones: Turkey Necks, Chicken Necks and/or Duck Necks, Beef Marrow Bones, Lamb Bones and other sorts of high quality bones are also fine. Use organic, antibiotic-free and hormone-free whenever possible.
- Get creative! You have the option to add other healthy additions like celery, carrots, parsley, and other dog friendly vegetables. Again, we recommend using organic produce whenever possible. *Do not add onions.
How to make Bone Broth:
- Add enough Furchild bones to cover the bottom of the crockpot.
- Add filtered clean water just to cover the bones by an inch or two.
- Add 2-3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar. This is important as it pulls the nutritious minerals out of the bones and ensures there are good amounts of healthy gelatin.
- Bring water to a boil; cover; then reduce heat to low (or simmer) for 24-48 hours.
- Strain the broth and dispose of the bones. *Never allow your dog to eat cooked bones!
- Let the broth cool; then place in your refrigerator.
- Once chilled, scrape off the excess fat from the top and discard. What remains is your highly nutritious Bone Broth.
Afterwards you can portion your Bone Broth into smaller containers. Try using ice cube trays for easy portioning, or make ‘pup-sicles’ as a cool treat in the summer. If the broth is kept in your fridge, it must be used in 3-4 days.
So what are you waiting for?
Buy some high quality Furchild bones and get cooking! Your dog will reap the benefits of the nutrients and love your delicious homemade cooking. Happy simmering!
Tag us in your dog’s Bone Broth adventures: @furchildpets