Here is the best way to make bone broth for dogs by reducing the harmful substance of cooked food and fat. Cook your own broth at home naturally without packaged substances.
Appetizing and tasty porridges on meat or bone broth, which are so popular with dogs. Most dog owners are convinced that it is useful to animals and is completely safe. The dog is full and the owner is calm.
The debate over whether it is possible to give the dogs a broth does not subside. Only a few change their idea of the correct diet of pets after they learn about its harmful effect on the animal.
How harmful is bone broth for dogs
Veterinarians do not recommend giving boiled meat and bone broths, as well as porridges cooked for them. Dogs better assimilate raw meat because boiled meat contains not only fewer useful substances, but also carries its share of harm. After all, everyone knows that cooked meat is more useful than roast meat, steamed meat is more useful than cooked, and if we talk about dogs, beef raw meat (not steam) is more useful than any other.
A fatty meat or bone broth gives a big load to the liver, although it greatly improves the taste of food, but not everything that is delicious is useful and safe. In natural conditions, dogs do not eat meat broth, and the excuses of the owners like those that the pet eats porridge on the broth with pleasure and still lives are not very convincing.
The liver of dogs, unlike the human liver, is less resistant to the harmful effects of fatty foods. With regular feeding of meat or bone broth in dogs develops the chronic liver disease, there is inflammation of the pancreas. Violation of the normal functioning of the liver can lead to death. Of course, the diseases develop not in a day or a week, but after a few years, the owner will not bind the disease or the death of the pet with fatty food.
Scientists have long proven that the meat broth contains extractives that stimulate the production of gastric juice. In gastric juice of animals, an already high content of hydrochloric acid, and with its increase, erosion of the mucous membrane is possible, as a result of which gastritis and ulcer develop. Extractive substances worsen the functioning of the liver and digestive system in general.
In addition, modern meat producers feed animals with various additives to enhance immunity, rapid growth, and muscle building. When cooking, harmful chemicals from the meat pass into the liquid. Even more harmful is the decoction of the bone, because the bones contain salts of heavy metals, which, when consumed by the broth, enter the animal’s body, thereby damaging. The more concentrated the broth, the more harmful it is. Harmful broth for dogs with stomach problems or prone to allergies.
Therefore, it is not recommended to give dogs porridge on a meat broth or a decoction in pure form. Although each owner has the right to decide what to feed his pet, but it is more reasonable to refrain from questionable products if you want to increase the life expectancy of a pet.
Of course, there is a certain benefit of bone decoctions, for example, connective tissues in bones and cartilage contain valuable nutrients, the broth contains a huge amount of glucosamine, which helps maintain joint health, and natural gelatin promotes the assimilation of cereals. However, it is more important to assess the harm of the broth.
Some dog breeders believe that in case of stomach upset or after an illness when the body is weakened, the dog needs to be fed chicken broth because it is recommended by doctors after the illness. However, dogs are not people, they have a completely different digestive system. Weakened animals should be fed long grain rice (3/4) and raw chicken (1/4), starting with small portions, and gradually switching to a normal diet.
Making bone broth for dogs with less harm
If it is already practiced to feed the dog with bone broth, care should be taken to reduce its harm. To do this, broth, cooked on beef rustic meat without spices, you need to cool, remove and discard the layer of frozen fat, and before feeding dilute the broth with water. The first broth, cooked on meat and bones from the store or from the market, should be drained, the second broth on the same meat can be given to the animal, but after removing the frozen fat, if it is available.
For extraction of the greatest quantity of useful substances from beef bones with cartilage, it is recommended to add 1-2 hours of good quality apple cider vinegar. The ready-made broth must be filtered, cooled and removed a layer of fat that cannot be given to animals, however, like boiled bones.
The same goes for fish broth (except for the addition of vinegar), for preparation of which you should not take fatty fish.
Categorically, you cannot feed the dog with broth brewed from cubes, which are sold in a wide range at a low price. Bouillon cubes are harmful to humans, let alone a dog. The harm lies in the high content of spices, salt, flavor enhancers and other additives. The use of such a soup for the dog, especially those with heart disease, will only worsen the health of animals.
You can give the vegetable broth to the dog if it does not refuse it. Vegetable broth from high-quality products is safe for pets, but not necessary in the diet, because dogs are still carnivores.
In summer, a cooled vegetable broth can be given to quench thirst and prevent dehydration. You can boil the vegetables, cool the broth, pour it into small containers, put raw meat or slices of vegetables into the liquid and keep the containers into the freezer to cool. Then ice cubes can be given in the summer instead of water, animals are interested in the process of obtaining pieces of meat and favorite vegetables from ice.
Vegetable broth is cooked without onions, garlic and without spices. The most suitable vegetables are potatoes and carrots, pumpkin and carrots, to which you can add asparagus, zucchini, green peas. It is better not to feed vegetables from ready-made broth to animals, especially potatoes.
It is better not to feed the dog with meat and bone decoction, or use it in small amounts to improve the taste of food and stimulate appetite, which is important if the pet is picky in food. It is enough to add it for the odor in cereals and vegetables for 1-2 tbsp per serving. It is not recommended to pour dry food on the broth.
The most important part is you should always consult a veterinarian before giving anything new to your beloved dog. If your dog is choosy and like bone broth, you should give in a way we have discussed above after consulting the vet.