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A perfect addition to your dog’s diet, bone broth is as delicious as it is nutrient-dense. This highly nutritious (and tail-waggingly delicious) superfood is inexpensive, easy to make, and beneficial for your dog’s health.
Packed with amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, when used as a supplement to your dog’s diet, bone broth:
• promotes a healthy digestive system
• detoxifies the liver
• promotes healthy joint function, and
• encourages picky, sick, or elderly dogs to eat.
This homemade bone broth recipe is slow-cooked over low heat, increasing nutrient density and bioavailability.
– Large Crockpot/Slow Cooker
– Bones – cooked or raw, organic & grass-fed whenever possible
*Our favorite bones for broth include: marrow bones, joint bones (with cartilage), duck/turkey
necks, chicken frames, and even chicken feet – but ANY bones will do!
– Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tablespoon per gallon
– Optional Add-Ins: Fresh herbs or veggies (kale, kelp, medicinal mushrooms, broccoli, parsley, oregano, turmeric, etc)
1. Fill large crockpot with bones.
2. Add water to pot until bones are completely covered, plus an additional 2-3 inches of water.
3. Add raw apple cider vinegar to the pot.
4. Turn crockpot on to HIGH for 1 hour, then reduce heat to LOW and let simmer for 24-hours.
5. Strain out all bones and meat, leaving only broth in the pot.
6. Add optional ingredients (herbs, vegetables, turmeric, etc) to the broth.
7. Turn off heat and let broth cool completely, then refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. After refrigeration, your bone broth may develop a thin layer of white fat on top. Just break the fat “crust” apart and discard. Bone broth below the fat layer will have a jelly-like consistency.
8. Spoon out and serve as needed.
Feel free to experiment with different types of bones – you can even toss in bones leftover from your own meals – and healthy, dog-safe herbs and vegetables each time you cook up a new batch.
This bone broth recipe can be kept in refrigerator for up to 5 days or can be frozen for several months.
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Would you blend the vegetables or leave them chopped? I just wondered if blended would the crust be harder to take off.