We know how cautious you are when it comes to your dog’s diet. You want to give it the best of both worlds, just like it deserves. For this reason, it is always best to be sure before you feed your dog something. As you are trying to be this given instant, we can judge how good a dog parent you would be by this! Understanding your concern, we will put in our best effort to provide you with all the peculiar details you may need. Allow us to do so by reading till the end.
What is broth?
If you are a new pet parent, it may be that you are unfamiliar with broth. We must say you have been missing out greatly. It is a thick liquid dish not much different from our traditional soup, texture-wise. It can be made of whatever ingredients you find suitable for yourself or your mate, such as bones, meat, vegetables, etc. Though we believe if dogs had a choice in which ingredients to add, they would opt for bones without a second thought.
Can dogs drink broth?
Yes! A million times, yes. There is no reason for obvious or hidden danger in drinking broth for your dog. Contrarily it will be quite a relishing meal with many nutritional health benefits as well. What more could a dog owner ask for? Since there are several broth types, the one your dog is likely to find best is bone broth. Dog owners have observed their dogs having a preference towards bone broth in comparison to others.
How can you get your hands on both?
Another highly favorable element of this relishing dish is that it is effortless to prepare. Even if you have never cooked before, we are sure you will master this dish on the first try. However, if you do not have the ingredient to cook it at home, the broth is also readily available in grocery stores. The only point of objection might be that some of the ingredients added in tin packed or bottled both might not be the finest for your doggo. Instead of making your four-legged friend’s diet more nourishing, it can act adversely. Therefore, it is strongly suggested you go for the option of cooking it yourself. In this manner, you will be aware of its content and have the satisfaction of it having no hygienic issue. You don’t need to stack all your responsibilities aside to cook broth every time. You can prepare it in a reasonable amount and freeze it for later use (that is, if your dog likes broth this much!). You can thank us later.
What does broth have in store for your dog?
If your dog is on kibble or any other dry diet, this is a must-try. It will leave your dog licking the bowl. Not only because of its savory taste but also because of a tremendous change in its monotonous dietary routine.
Furthermore, let us engage in a discussion about the nutritional properties of broth. It would not be wrong in any perspective to say broth will fulfill all of your dog’s bodily needs that its kibble diet may be lacking. Even if that is not the case, one should never say no to additional proteins and minerals. Trust us; your dog will love you immensely for this!
Indigestion and Gut complications
If the poor fellow is going through stomach unrest or indigestion, chicken/bone broth is exactly what you need. Bone broth contains gelatin, which helps develop and restore a protective lining that wraps your dog’s gut. The soupy goodness will immensely help with indigestion and lessen the torment gut issues can cause.
And as if this wasn’t enough, broth can heal other gut health concerns as well. Naturally, dog’s intestines, similar to ours, have tiny holes in them. If the dog has a knack for unhealthy foods, the chances of these holes getting bigger are higher than you would imagine. This condition is known as leaky gut. It can lead to further complications, such as the dog developing food sensitivities out of the blue. Broth, being the hero that it is, will play an integral role in bettering the drastic situation. The broth is enriched with glycine, which shrinks the holes and eventually blocks them again.
As a dog parent, you may as well start praising glycine at this point. It is an amino acid that provides aid to the body’s detoxifying organs like the kidney and liver. You might not identify any abnormal signs in your dog, but the liver can be exhausted. Dogs being playful creatures, intentionally walk into several different environments, which may be toxic. This gives their liver a hard time. Bone broth is the perfect treat, too, providing support to their hard-working livers.
Protects and strengthens the joints
Dogs are restless creatures. One can never get them to sit down for a long while. They are either running behind their tails or a ball you threw out in the field. To keep them active and upbeat, the broth should be integral in their diets every once in a while. Primarily if your doggo has grown old or has encountered an injury-causing accident, the broth will help form more connective tissues.
In what forms can you give yourself broth?
Honestly, in any form, it is best. There are various options. We are sure you will have quite a good time preparing the tasteful liquid yourself too. Anything made with love is automatically more enjoyable. You can cook it at home; it may be a bit of time taking but worth it in the end. Remember to be mindful of the ingredients you add, i.e., an excess of salt can be bad for your pup. Once the broth is fully cooked and cooled down, you can also give it the shape of dog treats. All you need for this is a treat shaped mold. Trust us when we say, this will have you feeling like a chef! The last and the least preferred way to get this good of a meal is to buy it at the grocery store. Pour it in a bowl and allow your good boy to dine in!