4 Bone Broth recipes!

4 Bone Broth recipes to get any cat or dog licking their lips!, Whether you are looking for a recipe for the old, the young, the sensitive soul or the hardworking pet, we have 4 great recipes to for your cat or dog to try. Broth can also be worthwhile if you have a reluctant eater.

Bone broth is a fantastic source of calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, selenium, magnesium, manganese and often rich in glucosamine & chondroitin. We have added a variety of herbs to boost the broth for its purpose.

You can freeze bone broth very easily- silicon moulds such as ice-cube trays are very handy to portion for small yummy additions. Introduce slowly and use a little to start with. You can also include some veg if you like, such as kale and broccoli stems.

If you wish it is always GREAT to include some marrow bones, marrow is extremely nutrient rich and makes a perfect addition to any of the Broth recipes.

Mix a little in the food once made or make ice lollies with broth, as always, with anything new start with small amounts.

What you will need…

You will need a Large Crockpot, Le Creuset Pan or Slow Cooker and some Apple Cider Vinegar or lemon juice (around 2-4 tablespoons) which draws out the minerals.

What to do…

Mix all the bones and cover the bones with water (around an inch). Add the vinegar or lemon juice and bring to boil. Turn down so it simmers, covering the pan. Let it simmer for as long as you can, some even let it simmer for days – the longer you can leave it the better.

We are talking hours though – do check regularly and make sure the bones continue to be covered by water- add water if necessary. to finish, strain and remove the bones, do NOT feed these to your dog or cat. You can handpick the meat off and pop it back in the broth.

Then leave it to cool. Once cooled scoop the access fat off which floats to the top and then freeze…

Bone Broth kept in the fridge lasts around 4 days.

Vegetable & Herb additions

With the herbs and vegetables; chuck those in around 2 – 3 hours before you want to finish it.

Sensitive Tummy Booster Broth

Turkey is a well tolerated and bland food. The herbs included are all benefit the digestive system. Pumpkin or squash is renowned for being a great digestive aid, as is oregano, peppermint and ginger.

  • Turkey Bones
  • Pumpkin or squash
  • A small handful of oregano sprigs
  • A small handful of fresh peppermint
  • A large tablespoon of grated fresh ginger

Joint Care Bone Broth

Chicken bones tend to contain a lot of cartilage (glucosamine and chondroitin rich) which aids joint support, same for tracheas which are all cartilage. Parsley, thyme and alfalfa are all good for joints and arthritis (for example).

  • Baa or Moo Tubes
  • Chicken Bones (Carcass and/or Wings)
  • A handful of fresh parsley
  • A few sprigs thyme
  • A handful of fresh alfalfa

Tender Love and Care

Turkey contains tryptophan which a natural calmer, chicken bones tend to contain a lot of cartilage which aids joint support. Chamomile and lemon balm can help with anxiousness.

  • Turkey Bones
  • Chicken Bones (Carcass and/or Wings)
  • Tablespoon of Dried chamomile
  • Tablespoon of Dried or Teaspoon of fresh lemon balm

Hardworking Dog Broth

Lamb and duck, because it’s quite a fatty meat, is perfect for a rich broth excellent for hard-working dogs, so this is a perfect extra for before or after intense exercise.

  • Lamb Bones & Duck Bones
  • A few rinsed nettles (stem and all)
  • A handful of fresh dandelion leaves
  • A large tablespoon of grated fresh ginger