Bone broth is a healthy tonic for dogs. Bone broth is a form is stock, which is made by simmering the bones and tissues of animals in water for some time.
Healthy Bone Broth for Dogs
You’ve probably heard that buzz online that bone broth is good for your health, but did you know it’s also great for dogs!
There are a lot of significant reasons to make this amazing liquid not only for yourself, but you can share it with your dog.
If you haven’t tried making some for yourself, then grab some leftover chicken bones and a pot and lets make some that you and your dog can share. Your dog’s health will thank you.
Benefits of Bone Broth for dogs?
It’s Tasty, and Dog’s Love it
Let’s start with the obvious, instant pot bone broth for dogs tastes fantastic and dogs love it!
Your dog will love bone broth, especially beef or chicken bone broth, because it has a deep rich flavor.
While making it, you can even drink the broth on its own, plus sharing it with your dog, a win-win in my book.
Once you’ve made your bone broth, you can use it as the base for soups, stews and sauces.
By adding a small amount of bone broth to your dog’s food, you have the added benefit of not only adding flavor, but lots of nutrition along with their food.
It’s Frugal to Make
When you buy chicken or beef with bones, you no longer have to throw the bones away.
By saving the bones you’d normally toss in the trash, you can easily make instant pot bone broth for you and for your dog. It doesn’t get better than that.
If you’re buying quality chicken, turkey or beef, you can make the most of every dollar you spend by utilizing every bit for your homemade dog food, dog food toppers or even bone broth added to your dog’s kibble, by including the bones.
It’s Good For Your Dog
This instant pot Bone broth for dogs recipe is full of minerals for your dog, including magnesium and calcium.
The fat content in the broth helps your dog’s bodies absorb the various minerals.
It’s also full of collagen and gelatin, which are good for your dog’s skin, hair and joints.
Bone broth is one of the tastiest and inexpensive health foods that you can make for your dog.
So save that chicken carcass leftover from last night’s dinner from the fridge, get out your instant pot and get cooking.
Different Ways Of Making Bone Broth for your Dog
Don’t have an instant pot? You can make bone broth using a crock pot or your stovetop, you’ll just need to simmer it a lot longer.
Bone broth gets better the longer you simmer the bones in the water, whether you use an instant pot, crock pot, or stove. Bone broth tastes best when it’s cooked for at least 12 hours. Great bone broth takes a good 48 to 72 hours to simmer.
Whichever way you go, pick what works for you and start making some of this delicious broth.
Stock Pot Bone Broth
Before crock pots or instant pots, the traditional way of making bone broth was by using the stove.
The benefits of using the stove over an instant pot is that you can make a large batch of bone broth by using a larger batch of bones or even the Thanksgiving turkey carcass.
Here’s how to do it.
Grab your stock pot and place the bones in there. It’s okay if your bones have some meat and cartilage on them.
In fact, the cartilage dissolves and makes the broth even better! Cover it with water, add a good splash of Apple Cider vinegar.
Cover the pot and bring the mixture to a full boil. You must reduce the heat to low and allow your broth to simmer for 12 to 72 hours.
It’s always best to start the broth in the morning on a day when you’ll be home, let it simmer all day. Be sure to turn the stove off right before you go to bed.
When you wake up the next morning, turn up the heat and bring the broth back to a boil, then simmer all day again. Rinse and repeat.
After 12 to 24 hours of simmering, the nutrients will leach from the bones and taste great. The longer you boil it, the better it gets.
Strain the liquid and store it in the fridge for 3 to 4 Days.
Want to freeze your bone broth? You can freeze the broth for up to a year.
Crock Pot Bone Broth
Don’t want to “babysitter” your broth all day? Or want to simmer your bones for 24 to 72 hours, put your slow cooker to work. This works great for a chicken carcass or any small batch of bones.
Put your chicken or beef bones in the crock pot. Then cover them with plenty of water. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar. Cover and cook on low as long as desired.
Once you strain the liquid, you can get up to 3 batches of bone broth out of each batch of bones.
Instant Pot Bone Broth for your Dog
You can quickly and easily have a batch of bone broth ready within a few hours.
The fastest and easiest way to make bone broth is to use your instant pot to make bone broth for you and your dog. Which is our favorite way of making bone broth for dog’s.
This is a good idea if your making homemade dog food and have a dog that’s a picky eater.
Put your chicken or beef bones in the instant pot along with any herbs or seasonings you like, cover with water and cook for 2 ½ hours.
What Bones Can Be Used To Make Bone Broth
You can make bone broth from just about any type of bone. However, for the best results, be sure to include larger bones which contain marrow and some knuckles and/or chicken feet. This will give you plenty of collagen.
Let’s look at some different bones you can use and where to find them.
The easiest bones for bone broth are chicken bones.
When going to the grocery store, look for a nice organic chicken.
Roast it for both you and your dog to enjoy for dinner. Then toss all the bones and everything else into a large instant pot or crock pot, cover with water, and simmer.
In a hurry? Make it easy on yourself and pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store.
It’s a great way to use every bit of the bird and end up with some tasty bone broth.
Either turkey and chicken works great for making bone broth.
You may need to cut it up or use a larger pot. Imagine the bone broth you can get out of that Thanksgiving turkey! You can use it to make a big batch of bone broth.
Bone broth freezes really well, no matter what bones you use.
So make a big batch and run the broth through a strainer, then store it in containers and freeze until you’re ready to use it.
Beef and Pork Bones
Want some amazing broth? Try using both beef and pork bones.
When using beef or pork bones, roast your bones before you make the broth for best results.
Simply spread them on a baking dish and bake at 450 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Allow them to cool until you can easily handle them.
Place the cooked bones into an instant pot, crock pot, or on the stove.
Add plenty of water and boil until done.
Hint: By using a combination of marrow bones and knuckle bones, you’ll get the best broth with the most health benefits.
Storing Bone Broth In The Fridge
Allow your bone broth to cool completely when done boiling it.
Hint: Before storing bone broth, strain it into clean jars.
We can store bone broth in the freezer or refrigerator. You can store bone broth in the refrigerator for up to a week’s time. You can store bone broth in a freezer for up to a year.
Want to give feed your dog or drink a cup of broth? You can easily grab a cup out of the refrigerator.
Freezing Bone Broth For Long Term Storage
More than likely you’ll have a bigger batch of broth than you can use over the course of a few days.
You can freeze the majority using it later on as you need it. Once your pot of broth and bones has cooled, strain the liquid into your storage containers.
Depending on how you plan to use the broth later on, you can freeze it in mason jars or plastic containers.
Pour the broth in your containers and leave them on the counter until they have cooled to room temperature before sealing the containers and storing them.
I always advise you to label your containers with today’s date before placing them into the freezer.
Did you use ice cube trays? Set them in the freezer for a few hours or until it freezes the broth. Then pop them out and transfer them to a freezer bag.
Label the bag with today’s date and put it back in the freezer. You can grab individual bone broth cubes as you want to feed them to your dog.
Adding Veggies and Spices to Your Bone Broth
The beauty of making your own homemade bone broth is that you can add a variety of spices and vegetables to it. Always make sure what your herbs and vegetables are dog safe.
Simply add dog safe veggies and spices during the cooking process.
Adding spices and seasonings once your broth is finished cooking, you can change up the flavor of yours and your dog’s broth. It adds a wonderful flavor to your bone broth flavor after it has sat in the fridge for a few days.
Got a dog with diarrhea or tummy issues? Add a cube of bone broth into your rice and chicken. This will give them some added nutrients and help settle their stomach.
Here are a couple of herbs, spices, that are dog safe to add to your broth
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How do I use Apple Cider Vinegar for my Dog?
If you read recipe blogs, you’ll notice that almost every single website for making bone broth mentions the using apple cider vinegar when making bone broth.
That’s for good reason. Apple cider vinegar helps to pull all the nutrients and good stuff out of the bones, which offers many health benefits for your dog.
The health benefits of bone broth for dog's is that it improve's your dog’s digestion, helps to combat yeast infections, and can often relieve allergy symptoms.
Get More Minerals From Your Broth
The acidity of the apple cider vinegar dissolves the minerals out of the bones like magnesium, potassium and calcium from the bones and into the broth itself.
Don’t have any apple cider vinegar? No worries, even plain white will do in a pinch.
It's a preservative
Don’t have any apple cider vinegar? No worries, even plain white will do in a pinch.
Apple cider vinegar acts as a preservative. The acidic nature of any type of vinegar kills bacteria, which makes your finished broth safe to consume after a few days. It’s very similar to the pickling process of fish and veggies.
Where to Get Apple Cider Vinegar
You can find quality apple cider vinegar from Amazon or at your local health food store. You can even find it in your health food section of your grocery store.
Free Instant Pot Bone Broth for Dogs Recipe
Nutritous Bone Broth for Dogs.
- 2-3 lbs leftover meat carcass
- 3-4 carrots, cut into quarters
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
- 3 Bay Leaves
- - Add all your ingredients into the instant pot.
- Add enough water to fill to your max line.
- Set the pressure to high for 120 minutes.
- Allow for a natural release.
- Once the pressure has completely released, allow it to cool. It will be quite hot until it's cooled.
- Transfer the broth to mason jars or glass storage container.
- Place some into ice cube trays and freeze for your dogs.
Your dog will love this instant pot bone broth for dogs recipe.
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