By now, we’ve all heard how beneficial bone broth can be for the human body. Have you ever considered that the same benefits can apply to your pets? Bone broth is chock full of collagen for skin and joint health as well as glucosamine, amino acids, calcium and more. Any body that needs these nutrients can reap the benefits! And it can be inexpensive to supply this extra boost to your dog. Just ask the butcher at your local market to save you bones and other parts that are usually discarded. It’s easy to throw them into a slow cooker with some veggies and let time and heat do the work for you. Your pets will jump (comfortably and with vigor) for joy.
Slow Cooker Bone Broth for Dogs
- Raw animal bones with marrow chicken feet, beef marrow bones, oxtail, joint bones
- 2 large carrots sliced
- Handful of green beans chopped
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- Enough water to cover bones
In slow cooker, combine all ingredients except apple cider vinegar. Fill with water until bones are covered with an inch of water. Add vinegar and stir.
Cook on low for 24 hours. Stir occasionally.
Turn off slow cooker. Remove bones and discard. Allow broth to cool.
When cooled, remove hardened fat on top. Remove vegetables and pour broth through strainer to remove bone fragments.
Add vegetables back to liquid and, in small batches, pulse in blender.
Once pureed, broth is ready to serve.
-If your pet has never eaten collagen-rich foods, start with small amounts.
-Serve warm broth alone as a treat or mix into your pet’s meal.
-NEVER feed cooked bones to your pet.
-You can leave the fat if your pet doesn’t suffer from pancreatitis or obesity.
Shelf-life & Storage
-Refrigerate in air-tight container for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 1 year.
-Freezing in ice cube trays is an excellent way to have small portions at the ready, or as a frozen treat for your pet on a hot summer day.
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