Bone Broth for Dogs

Bone broth is a simple way to add some extra nutrients to your dog’s diet, either as a daily supplement or to provide an extra boost to those recovering from illness or surgery. Chock full of health promoting ingredients, here’s my recipe for bone broth that your canine friends are sure to love….

Ingredients (as a general rule use an 80/20 ratio of meat to vegetables):

  • Raw kangaroo tail (see my alternatives below if roo tail is not readily available)
  • Kale Oregano Parsley Zucchini Yellow squash
  • Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (Acidity helps to draw nutrients from the bones)


  1. Place ingredients in a crockpot, cover with water and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
  2. Simmer ingredients gently for 20-24 hours.
  3. Allow to cool. Remove all bones from the broth using a strainer if necessary (do not feed these bones to your dog).
  4. Pour into single-serving size storage containers and freeze. Defrost and serve as required.

If you feed a natural diet such as Vet’s All Natural Raw 76, Complete Mix or Health Roll, bone broth can serve as the perfect complementary supplement to bolster your dog’s immune system and promote good joint and gut health.

You can add bone broth to your dog’s existing food or serve separately in addition to their regular meal but just
remember the broth alone is not nutritionally complete and shouldn’t be used for long-term exclusive feeding.

Alternatives for kangaroo tail:

Beef soup bones, marrow bones and chuck roast (optional), Chicken breast, thighs and drumsticks, pork ribs, neck bones.

Find out more about the health benefits of bone broth here

Dr Bruce Syme BVSc (Hons), Founder of Vets All Natural.

Dr Bruce Syme is a practicing vet and expert in natural pet nutrition, has spoken at the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, and provides regular comment on TV and Radio.

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