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Bone broth for dogs: Is it worth the hype?

Updated: Aug 1, 2022

Have you heard of those old wives’ tales where chicken or beef broth are both SO good for you when you’re sick, and they make everything better, or just need a boost?

Well, the same goes for your furry friend!

We are avid believers in including beef or chicken bone broth to our HQ and client’s pets’ diets – why? Because it boasts amazing benefits for your pet!

What is the science behind bone broth?

Bone broth is a labour of love and takes a minimum of 24 hours to come to fruition. Naturally, the quality of bones and herbs and spices you use in the slow cooker makes a huge, huge difference.

The gelatinous liquid that stays behind is FULL of all the good things and is highly nutritious. You’ll find plenty of glucosamine, chondroitin, glycine, protein, and collagen in this liquid gold. These are all super beneficial for your pet’s well-being and it makes an excellent add to their food.

The raw bones that go into this brothy goodness should be good quality and have plenty of bone marrow. This helps with harnessing and extracting the natural goodness from them.

Bone broth is fantastic for arthritic pets and as an everyday wellness boost.

#1 - It helps repair damaged joints

Bone broth encourage and aids with healthy joints and cartilage as it is loaded with nutrients like glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid, which help promote collagen growth.

These combined make for amazing joint support for you achy and arthritic pet - while offering great support for your young, bouncy and vibrant pooch too.

#2 - It helps with gut support

Bone broth is known to encourage and aid with maintaining a healthy gut due to high gelatin content (known to aid with calming Leaky Gut Syndrome) and this encourages a healthy microbiome in the gut.

If the gut is healthy and the microbiome is thriving, your pet will absorb more from their food and ensure that the body retains what it takes in - BEFORE passing it out through the stool.

"Bone broth for dogs can be important during hospice care. It’s also known to help with GI upset, finicky eating, liver detox, and improve joint, skin and coat health. Bone broth also provides healthy hydration for pets on an exclusively dry food diet." - Dr. Karen Becker

#3 - It aids as a skin and coat support

Bone broth contains healthy oils and plenty of collagen, that when cooked, breaks down into amino acids. This combination is amazing for skin and coat health and general wellness. We all know that collagen does amazing things for humans - but it plays a huge and important role for your pets internal and external health.

#4 - It adds a moisture component

Pets fed a commercially produced diet often lack the high moisture needed to help digest and absorb the food once eaten. If the food is not hydrated when fed, and fed in a dry form only, the body then needs to pull moisture from inside to digest the food. No matter how much water your pet drinks during the day, it will likely not be enough.

By adding a moisture component to your pet's food, their hydration levels increase and this reduces risks of bladder and kidney issues. It also helps by ensuring their food is digested easily.

Small changes make for big rewards

Whether you are on the fence or not, your pet really will benefit from bone broth long-term. It not only adds a moisture component, but it is an appetite stimulant jam-packed with vital nutrients to benefit your pet's overall health and wellness.

Interested to try bone broth, but don't know where to start?

We have conveniently pre-prepared and frozen broth cubes in our online shop - use the code BROTH10 for 10% off your first order of our new broth blocks.

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