Let me show you an easy-peasy way to make this for your pooch.
It was one of those epiphanies I get as I’m drifting off to sleep at night. Feeling grateful for the general health of my Shelties made me think of the less fortunate Shetland Sheepdogs out there. Having watched enough of the videos on rescued dogs, I wondered; if I had to care for a Sheltie that wasn’t mine for whatever reason, would I be prepared?
Thoughts of comfort food such as chicken soup came to mind. I remembered from years ago how bone broth was touted as “good for what ailed you”.
What could this broth do to help your Sheltie? If you are not feeding a raw food diet, at least she can get some benefits from whole bone by using the broth concentrate.
Or, even if she is on a raw diet but for some reason is not eating, has diarrhea or recovering from surgery, it is a food easy to ingest and tempting with its flavor and aroma.
Understand that a dog fed a raw food diet is making his or her very own bone broth in the digestive tract. Whole bones are crunched and enter the stomach where gastric acid leeches out all the good stuff listed below which is then digested. The remains exit the south end as unneeded material.
Bone broth is known to have the following:
So being a “belt AND suspenders” kinda person, I thought it might not be a bad idea to be prepared… just in case…
The recipe below is incredibly simple. So simple, I’m not sure you could even call it a recipe. Julia Child has nothing to worry about.
Pour into Tovolo King Cube Ice Tray and freeze. Once frozen, pop them out and put in a zip lock bag in the freezer, ready to use at a moment’s notice. You won’t have tons of stock but it will be rich with nutrients.
I don’t know about you but I may join my dogs in a bone broth cocktail now and again. May keep my joints moving for another 30 years or so…