Simple Bone Broth for Dogs (and Cats)
- 2 kg raw meaty bones ideally joint bones with cartilage (such as poultry wings and legs, beef marrow bones, chuck bones)
- 2 carrots
- 1 stick of celery
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 bunch parsley
- 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar this helps draw the minerals from the bones
- OPTIONAL: Brown meat in a roasting tray in the oven for 1 hour at 175 degrees – this releases the juices
- Add your bones with any juice, veg and vinegar to the slow cooker or crock pot. Fill pot with water so that bones are covered and simmer for 24 hours.
- When Broth is cooked, strain it.
- DO NOT feed hard cooked bones to your dog. If any bones are still hard you can strip the bones of any meat and keep the meat and veg for a meal. Chicken bones will usually be soft enough to eat, but use care.
Many use bone broth to aid joint health, which is great in senior dogs, but any dog in general. We also recommend 4cyte gel as Australia’s best joint supplement.