Whenever we feel sick or in need of a comforting meal, we turn to chicken soup. Chicken soup is not only good for the soul, but is good for almost everything! Chicken soup is ideal for hydration, is packed with protein and micronutrients, and has anti-inflammatory properties. No wonder it is such a comfort food during sickness or cold winter months. And a key component is bone broth so let's take a look at the benefits of bone broth.
Benefits of Bone Broth for Dogs and Cats
Bone broth is considered by many to be an amazing superfood today! Why?
Bone broth is a source of minerals, like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. It’s also rich in amino acids, collagen, gelatin, and glucosamine – all sold as supplements to reduce inflammation, improve joint health, increase the immune system, and even help with digestion.
And the benefits of bone broth aren’t just for us. Dogs and cats can get the health benefits too!
Most pets are allergic to grains, gluten, soy or wheat. Bone broth is free from these allergens, of course!
Bone stock or broth is rich in amino acids that can help reduce inflammation and boost the immune system to better fight allergies.
It contains antioxidants that help pets fight environmental toxins like detergent, dust, and pollution causing irritation and allergies.
The high level of gelatin and collagen found in bone broth supports the growth and repair of skin, which can be especially beneficial for pets that scratch and irritate their skin due to allergies.
Gelatin also protects the lining of your pet’s intestines preventing food allergens to pass through and sensitivities to develop.
Healthier joints & strong bones
Bone broth is rich in amino acids, collagen, gelatin, and glucosamine– all key ingredients in hip and joint supplements. These ingredients help with inflammation and improve joint health. They may help in stimulating fibroblasts that play a critical role in wound healing. (Wikipedia)
These bone broth ingredients may also help keep joints strong and flexible by improving elasticity, all of which improve joint health.
Calcium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium are necessary in building and maintaining stronger bones and are found in bone broth.
Senior pets as well as those exposed to strenuous work, injury or with joint health issues can benefit from collagen and gelatin that repairs skin, tendons and ligaments.
The amino acid glycine (found in bone broth) effectively helps the liver to do its purpose of detoxifying the body from all chemicals it is exposed to. Every day, our pets are exposed to toxins from the air they breathe to the food they eat and even synthetic medicines they take.
Stress and unhealthy diet can cause the lining of the intestine to be inflamed or damaged allowing bacteria and toxins to pass through.
Glycine and proline can help repair the damage in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract and strengthen supporting growth of probiotics.
Glycine also helps protect the gastric mucosa from stress-induced ulcer.
Bone broth is great for pets of any age and size. However, it is especially beneficial for pets who have diminished appetites or senior pets who may not be getting all their nutrients from their food.
Preparing Bone Broth
Beef, chickens, pig and fish bones are usually used to make traditional broth. As the bones simmer over night, they release minerals and marrow into the water which makes the bone broth.
The process in preparing bone broth is time consuming. Most simmer bones for about 24 hours for the nourishing and delicious broth.
Dogs and cats can benefit by having bone broth added to their diets everyday. But who has time to slave over the stove all day? If you’re busy and worried about having enough time to make bone broth to keep your dog’s health up, the K9 Nature Supplements Team has created a powder just for pets with the superfoods organic coconut milk, turmeric, curcumin, and bone broth. Learn more about our Turmeric Curcumin Bone Broth here.
No more laborious preparation and simmering for hours on end!
Simply sprinkle our bone broth powder on your pet's food and they get all the benefits!
Our Turmeric Curcumin Bone Broth is also enhanced with Organic Coconut Milk that helps pets absorb the nutrients better and provides another boost of joint support for your pet. It also supports weight management, cognitive function and energy levels.
All natural, highest quality ingredients sourced and made in the USA! And the fact that it’s in powder form means there’s no risk of choking or GI hazards from cooked bones.
Bone broth is jam-packed with collagen, amino acids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals that help your pet's body heal, recover and function at its best.