Winter is coming and what better way to keep your dog warm than making a nice big cup of healthy bone broth! Not only is it very tasty for your dog, it is simple and easy to make too.
Bone broth is known for promoting a healthy gut and is rich in the amino acid glycine which helps liver and kidney detox. It is also packed with glucosamine, chondroitin and collagen which are super great for your dogs joints!
- 400-500g of beef or chicken bones (preferrably organic or free range)
- 2-4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 4L spring water
- 2x bags of dandelion tea
I use the dandelion tea in my broth for it’s overall herbal benefits and apple cider vinegar to draw out the nutrients from the bones.
You can add in carrot tops, ginger, celery, turmeric, greens, herbs, berries or any other veggie scraps you have laying around. Just make sure they are safe for dogs, so no onions yeah? 🙂
Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours, then simmer on low for a total of 24 hours or longer. Allow it to cool down, strain well and remove fat if need be. Discard the bones.
I store my broth in 1L containers for up to 4 days in the fridge otherwise I freeze.
- Serve warm as a tasty Winter treat
- Pour over your dog’s food – great to entice fussy eaters
- Make bone broth chia pudding!
- Mix in supplements to give your dog a health boost (I water the broth down and mix in Lexi’s probiotics)
- Use as a base for doggie smoothies
- Freeze into ice blocks
I normally give Lexi about half a cup of bone broth twice a week, normally when I drink some myself (I use the same recipe for both of us). I will be using this recipe of bone broth as a base for some of my dog food recipes and if you subscribe to my emails, you will be the first to know when they are on the blog.
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