Doggy Beef Bone Broth
I’ve been drinking bone broth daily for years to help reduce inflammation and joint pain, support a healthy gut, aid in digestion, and so many more overall health benefits. When my senior dog started having a really difficult time with his hinds quarters – despite taking glucosamine and omega 3 supplements, anti-inflammatory and eventually arthritis medications, daily massage and at home PT – a lightbulb went off! If bone broth is good for me, I wonder what it can do for my 55lb furbaby? So, I decided to make and share this simple procedure for Doggy Beef Bone Broth. E just turned 16 years young April 2021!
There are many store bought brands to choose from (both for humans and now I know for canines as well; I guess I didn’t invent the concept after all…lol!); however, all pail in comparison to homemade. Doggy Beef Bone Broth is very easy to make (albeit a long process; not labor intensive), it is much less expensive than premium brands, you control all aspects of what’s in the finished product (and what’s not; sodium, etc.), including using only the best quality bones that are high in collagen.
Doggy Beef Bone Broth
- 7 qt slow cooker
- Spider strainer
- Large bowl
- Two standard ice cube trays (16 cubes each)
- Large measuring cup with pour spout
- ~2 lbs beef bones best types are knuckles, femur, marrow, and even oxtail (more expensive though)
- <1 gallon spring water tap is fine; however, I have very hard water which can contribute to kidney stones
- So simple! Place beefs bones in slow cooker. Add water; cover bones ~1 to 2". Cook on low setting for at least 48 hours; up until 72 until you can visibly seen a thick collagen layer on top (don't remove the lid until done).
- Allow to cool slightly. Remove bones - take care to remove any small fragments that might have separated. Pour strained broth into bowl and cover. Place in refrigerator overnight.
- Remove bowl from the refrigerator. Immediately, carefully skim off congealed fat with the spatula and discard.
- Allow broth to get back to room temp so you can pour it. At this stage, it is like gelatin.
- Pour broth into large measuring cup. Fill ice cube trays with broth, fully freeze, and put them is zipper bag for storage.
- Average suggested serving range*:<20lbs - 1 cube per day20 to 40lbs - 2 cubes per day50 to 80lbs - 4 cubes per day>80lbs - 6 cubes per day
Unlike when I make bone broth for myself, using tons of aromatics, veg, and the like, plain bone broth has a rather…unpleasant …lol…smell as it cooks down. It is SO worth it though. Please give me any and all feedback. I’d love to hear from you!
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