Bone broth has gained the reputation of being good for dogs with digestive issues, unhealthy hair coats, or sore joints. Nutrients from bone broth can also help with digestion and gut health, and immune system function, liver detox and joint support. Bone broth is a nutritious addition to a complete and balanced diet for pets.If your dog is mad because you won’t give him any candy corn, put some of these season-appropriate pumpkin and spice and everything nice treats under the Christmas tree for him this year!
1 pound of cow femur bones (larger bones have more marrow)
½ cup apple cider vinegar (this pulls the marrow out of the bones)
Enough water to cover the bones
2 tablespoons of turmeric powder
2 ounces of chopped parsley
2 inches of fresh organic ginger
The key to making a good bone broth for dogs is cooking it for a long time over low heat. The longer you cook it, the more nutrients are in the broth. Beneficial nutrients in both broths include vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.
Add bones, vinegar, water and turmeric powder to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 24 hours. Once cooked, strain the bones (you can leave in the fat for the pets, but if you are going to eat this too, as it is very healthy for humans as well, cool and scoop of the fat).
Add the turmeric, parsley and ginger and boil on high for 1 hour. Serve to your pup!
To store your bone broth, put in a Tupperware to freeze, or keep in fridge for uptown 3 days. We prefer to portion the sizes and defrost as we want to feed it to our pets.
Do not feed to the cooked bones to your pet - they are brittle, will splinter and cause choking!!!