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Bone Broth for Dogs

Bone Broth for Dogs

Bone broth has been hailed as a superfood for centuries. Packed with essential nutrients and boasting a myriad of health benefits, bone broth is a simple yet potent addition to your dog’s diet. Let’s delve into the reasons why.

Gut health

Yeah, yeah, we’re talking about the gut again. But that’s because a healthy gut is the cornerstone of well-being. Bone broth is an elixir for the gut thanks to its rich content of amino acids like glutamine and glycine. These amino acids help to strengthen the intestinal lining, reducing inflammation and preventing leaky gut syndrome. By promoting gut integrity, bone broth supports proper digestion and nutrient absorption. 

After a bout of upper or lower GI distress, try feeding your dog a daily dose of broth on an empty stomach every day for a week. This helps reduce inflammation, and heal and seal the gut with all that powerful collagen. (You can find feeding amounts at the bottom of this post.)

Diet transitions

If you’re looking to transition your pet to a fresh diet, gradually incorporating bone broth into their existing food fosters familiarity with and eases the move to fresh feeding. Bone broth also helps to furnish the gut with essential gut-supportive nutrients, priming it for the impending dietary shift.

Joint and skin health

Boasting a natural abundance of collagen, glucosamine, and chondroitin, bone broth provides the building blocks for healthy joints. These nutrients support cartilage repair and lubrication, easing stiffness and promoting mobility.

Additionally, the collagen found in bone broth is a boost for skin health, helping to maintain a lustrous coat and combating dryness and irritation. Because of this, broth can also be a great addition to a dog s allergy protocol. 

Nutrient-rich goodness

Bone broth serves up a nutrient-packed punch that dogs can’t resist! From essential vitamins and minerals to crucial amino acids like proline and arginine, bone broth supplies the nutrients necessary for optimal canine health. These amino acids play key roles in everything from wound healing to immune function.

Delicious flavour and hydration

Most dogs LOVE the taste of bone broth, so adding it to their meals not only improves health but also improves their quality of life. Plus, bone broth provides an extra hydration boost that ’s especially beneficial for dogs who may not be getting enough water.

Easy to make

Making a batch of bone broth is as easy as it is rewarding. With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of simmering time, you can create a nourishing broth that your dog will love.

From supporting gut health to nourishing joints and skin, bone broth offers a myriad of benefits for our pups. With its nutrient-rich profile, delicious flavour, and ease of preparation, bone broth is a true superfood.

And if you’d rather buy it than make it, we’ve got you covered with our bone broth collection, which rotates on a regular basis! Low on freezer space? We've also got a really great powdered option

DIY or commercial, look for the jiggle to know you’re getting a product chock-full of collagen!

How to make it

  1. Place the bones into your Instant Pot or slow cooker.
  2. Add additional veg or mushrooms. (Optional)
  3. Fill with enough water to cover them, plus an extra inch
  4. Add a glug of apple cider vinegar.

Additions like turmeric and mushrooms and veggies are great, but don’t overdo it! A few chunks of turmeric or a couple of handfuls of veg like carrots and celery will add plenty of extra nutrients to your elixir!

To remove excess fat, you can cool the broth and scrape it off the top or use a fat separator jug, as shown in our Instagram Reel.

To cook, you can use an Instant Pot (4 hours with natural release) or a slow cooker (bring to a boil, then simmer for 24–48 hours).

    This Instagram Reel from Viva Raw explaining how to make broth in an Instant Pot is a favourite of ours.

    How much to feed

    The recommended daily amount for dogs is approximately 2 tablespoons / 5 kg of body weight. Always intro new foods gradually.

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