Bone broth recipe for dogs

Updated: Jul 16, 2019

A simple bone broth recipe like the one below is incredibly easy and cheap to make.

Bone broth recipes are a really tasty and versatile addition to a dog's diet and have loads of benefits:

• Bone broth promotes a healthy digestive system

• Helps to keep joints supple and pain free

• Bone broth can act as a liver detox

Please remember though that bone broth is a dietary supplement, NOT a substitute for a meal.

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking time Slow Cooker 12 - 24 hours (the longer the better)

You will need:

Bones such as Beef Marrowbone or a Chicken Carcass

x 2 Tablespoons Raw Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice - it draws the minerals out of the bone

Cold Water

You can also add: Carrots, Sweet Potato, Turmeric, Sage, Thyme, Parsley


1. Pre heat the slow cooker on a low setting for about 15 minutes.

2. Add all of the ingredients to the pot and cover with water by a couple of inches and leave to cook for 16 - 24 hours

3. Remove from heat and leave to cool.

4. Strain all of the bones and vegetables from the liquid and discard. Once chilled skim any excess fat from the surface of the broth. Do not give the bones to your dog.

3. Transfer the cooled broth to a suitable container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Alternatively, pour the cooled broth into an ice cube tray and freeze.

For easy storage remove the frozen bone broth cubes and store in a freezer bag. Be sure to clearly label the bag with the date. Can be kept frozen for up to 3 months.

Before serving check the temperature of the broth - it should be just slightly warm.

Safety First!

Do not give your dog any of the bones used in this recipe.

Please dispose of them safely.

The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon

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