Bone Broth is one of the many superfood buzzwords you’ve probably already heard before. Recommended for us humans for its endless list of health benefits, the nutritious drink made up of brewed bones and connective tissues is highly beneficial, helping reduce inflammation, heal the gut, protect our joints and provide us with vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Zinc, Manganese and Vitamin A and K.
With that being said, it should come as no surprise Bone Broth is actually one superfood you can feed to your dog, too. The mineral-rich stock is a great addition to your dogs diet, not only because it encourages a healthy gut - improving your dog's digestion, but it aids in strengthening joints and reinforcing their immune system. Full of vital vitamins and minerals not easily sourced from other foods such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Collagen and Gelatin, Bone Broth proves to be nothing but beneficial for your pup, encouraging them to live a long and fulfilling life. Here’s our top three reasons why we love to feed our dogs Bone Broth:
1. Detoxes the liver
Livers are an absolute powerhouse and one we are thankful our bodies, and our dogs' bodies have. Whilst we have control over what we eat, dogs are more likely to consume things they shouldn’t. Eating grass sprayed with poison, bones off chemically treated and cleaned floors or toys and treats containing toxic compounds all make their way inside our dogs, leaving their liver working overtime and battling these toxins. With our liver only containing a certain amount of the amino acid, glycine, consuming Bone Broth (which is full of glycine!), helps get the liver back on track.
2. Supports digestion and gut health
You may not know this but our bodies intestines are actually lined with little holes that act as a passage for nutrients to pass throughout the body. When we consume unhealthy foods, these holes tend to widen, causing toxins to enter the body. This is leaky gut syndrome and may be something you, or your pup have experienced, leaving you and them alike, feeling worse for wear. Bone Broth is a great, natural way of repairing the intestines as the mineral-rich formula is packed full of Gelatin which helps restore and protect the gut lining, ultimately improving digestion whilst fighting against leaky gut. A poorly dog experiencing leaky gut syndrome may also tend to avoid eating solid meals. In this case, liquid Bone Broth is the perfect substitute, allowing your dog to get the vital vitamins and minerals needed to repair and heal!
3. Protects the joints
Joint health is just as important for puppies as it is for older dogs. If your dog has suffered injuries, joint cartilage may have worn down and with continued use, will continue to do so, becoming damaged over time. Bone Broth is a great addition to your dogs diet to help aid and support. The liquid is an excellent source of Gelatin and Collagen, providing proteins for your dog which help form connective tissue and promote joint health.
If Bone Broth isn’t currently a part of your dog's diet, we would suggest adding it! Here at The Raw Dog Food Co, Wild Venison Broth is on the menu and let us tell you, we’ve never come across a dog who doesn’t love it. Make up the mix and serve warm to your pup, or freeze in cubes for a fun treat - Bone Broth is the wellness trend we can get behind. Check out our Bone Broth, here: https://therawdogfoodco.nz/products/venison-broth