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Beef Broth For Dogs: A Savory Way To Boost Hydration

Beef Broth For Dogs
Beef broth for dogs ingredients

Disclaimer: This recipe is from Renee Dobbs of Spoiled Hounds

Beef broth is a nutritious and tasty liquid that can be beneficial for dogs when consumed in moderation. It is made by simmering beef bones, meat, and vegetables in water, resulting in a rich and flavorful liquid that can be used as a base for soups, stews, or as a treat for your furry friend.

One of the main benefits of beef broth for dogs is its nutritional value. The broth is rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and glucosamine, which are essential for supporting healthy bones, joints, and overall wellness. This makes beef broth a great addition to your dog's diet, particularly if they have joint issues or are recovering from an injury.

Another benefit of beef broth for dogs is its ability to keep them hydrated. Dogs can easily become dehydrated, particularly during hot weather or after exercise, and this can be detrimental to their health. Giving your dog beef broth can help to keep them hydrated and healthy, particularly if they are reluctant to drink water.

Beef broth can also be beneficial for dogs with digestive issues. The gelatin found in the broth can help to soothe and heal the gut lining, reducing inflammation and improving digestion. This can be particularly useful if your dog has an upset stomach or is experiencing diarrhea or constipation.

In addition to its nutritional benefits, beef broth is also a flavorful treat that many dogs love. It can be used to encourage your dog to eat their food or take their medication, particularly if they are fussy eaters.

Here are some facts and other benefits of beef broth for dogs:

  1. Nutritional Benefits: Beef broth can be rich in vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and glucosamine. These nutrients can help support your dog's bone health, joint health, and overall wellness.
  2. Hydration: Beef broth is a great way to keep your dog hydrated, especially during hot weather or after exercise. It can also help your dog stay hydrated when recovering from an illness or surgery.
  3. Improved Digestion: The gelatin found in beef broth can help soothe and heal the gut lining, reducing inflammation and improving digestion. It can also help regulate bowel movements, reducing constipation or diarrhea.
  4. Flavorful: Many dogs love the taste of beef broth, making it a great way to encourage them to eat their food or take their medication.
  5. Easy to Make: Beef broth can be easily made at home using beef bones, meat, and vegetables. This ensures that you know exactly what ingredients are going into your dog's food.

When feeding beef broth to your dog, it is important to remember that it should be given in moderation and as part of a balanced diet. Additionally, if your dog has any dietary restrictions or health concerns, it is important to consult with your veterinarian before introducing beef broth to their diet.

beef broth for dogs

Beef Broth for Dogs

Renee Dobbs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 10 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Parsley leaves chopped, fresh
  • 2 lbs Beef bones
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 Carrots cut into chunks
  • 4 Celery stalks cut into chunks
  • 6 cups Water  (approximately)

Instructions
 

Crock Pot Slow Cooker

  • Place parsley in the bottom of the Crock Pot.
  • Place the bones in the Crock Pot.
  • Add apple cider vinegar and vegetables.
  • Add enough water to cover.
  • Cook on low for 24 hours.
  • Strain into a large pot or metal mixing bowl. Discard cooked bones and vegetables.
  • Fill the sink with ice and cold water. Place the broth in the ice bath and cool the broth to about 50°F, about 15 minutes. Stir often while the broth is cooling.
  • Pour the broth into an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator overnight.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

  • Place parsley in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Place bones in the Instant Pot.
  • Add apple cider vinegar and vegetables.
  • Add enough water to cover.
  • Cook on high pressure for 2 hours. Allow pressure to release naturally.
  • Strain into a large pot or metal mixing bowl. Discard cooked bones and vegetables.
  • Fill the sink with ice and cold water. Place the broth in the ice bath and cool the broth to about 50°F, about 15 minutes. Stir often while the broth is cooling.
  • Pour the broth into an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator overnight.

Stove Top

  • Place parsley in the bottom of a large soup pot or Dutch oven.
  • Place bones in the pot.
  • Add apple cider vinegar and vegetables.
  • Add enough water to cover the ingredients by an inch.
  • Bring just to a boil then reduce heat to low. Skim off any foam that rises to the top during the first hour of cooking.
  • Cover and simmer on the stove top lowest setting for 24 hours. You may need to add a little water during the cooking process if it water level goes below the top of the ingredients.
  • Strain into a large pot or metal mixing bowl. Discard cooked bones and vegetables.
  • Fill the sink with ice and cold water. Place the broth in the ice bath and cool the broth to about 50°F, about 15 minutes. Stir often while the broth is cooling.
  • Pour the broth into an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator overnight.

Notes

Once the broth has cooled in the refrigerator, you can scrape off the layer of hard fat from the top.
The chilled bone broth may be thick due to the collagen from the bones. You can reheat it in the microwave or over low heat for a liquid consistency.

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