Bone broth is increasingly in the headlines in the context of human nutrition, but did you know it can be hugely beneficial for our canine friends as well?
Cheap and easy to make, bone broth is basically a nutrient-packed liquid stock. Made by slow-simmering bones in a pot of water, it contains an array of vitamins, minerals and amino acids perfectly combined to support canine health.
Feed it to your dog the day after a fast day, use it as a supplement by pouring it over their regular feed, or offer it to an unwell or recuperating pet as a multivitamin source to help heal or build strength.
Here’s why you should consider feeding your pet bone broth…
Bone broth is great for joints
Bone broth is packed with glycosaminoglycans including glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate – collagens that help promote the health of the tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones that make up your pet’s joints. The glycosaminoglycans are absorbed undigested, and stimulate fibroblasts that furnish joints, tendons and ligaments with collagen that protects them.
Bone broth helps gut health
Bone broth contains a healthy dose of gelatin which can help to protect your pet’s stomach lining, helping to prevent or address food allergies and gut sensitivity.
Easy to feed sick dogs
If your dog has a gastric illness and you’re struggling to coax him to eat, or he’s recovering and needs a nutrition boost, bone broth provides a mineral, gelatin and glycine-rich source of immune and digestion-boosting nutrients.
We’ve put together a delicious and nutritious bone broth recipe for dogs 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.
Disclaimer: The entire contents of this article are based upon the opinions of Dr. Bruce Syme, unless otherwise noted. The information is not intended as medical advice, it simply shares the knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Bruce and his community. Pet health care decisions should be based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified pet health care professional.
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