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Bone broth is all the rage these days—and it’s not just for humans. That’s right, dog bone broth is a thing. And, let’s face it, as much as we love our dogs, most days we can barely get time to turn the oven on for our own meals, let alone find the energy to also craft a meal from scratch for our puppers (although we do have a recipe for homemade bone broth, if you’re into that). Luckily, you can purchase dog bone broths from your favorite pet food purveyor for an instant and nutritious treat.
Why is bone broth so popular—and should pet parents consider adding it to their dog’s diet? Bone broth contains a plethora of nutrients that can be beneficial to dogs. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals and is a good source of protein, glycine, collagen, and glucosamine. It’s also hydrating. Plus, dogs tend to like the flavor and find it easy on their tummies.
Do keep an eye out for good-quality ingredient sources, in order to avoid the potential of lead toxicity. Some animals used for bone meal absorb lead into their bones due to environmental exposure.
Be sure to serve your dog according to the instructions and in moderation. As with other foods and treats, too much bone broth may mean your doggo is getting too much of certain amino acids and nutrients, and not enough of others. A balanced diet is key and we always recommend checking with your vet before introducing a new food into your doggy’s diet.
Now that you’ve learned a little bit about dog bone broth, check out our selections of natural, generally limited-ingredient, options below.
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Let it pour with the Pristine product line, which offers several grain-free flavors (including a beef version without turmeric). Free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, this yummy broth is made in the USA from grass-fed beef that’s also been raised responsibly. The 8.4-ounce packages come in a case of 24.
Add a few pumps of bone broth onto your doggy’s meals with Zesty Paws’ Broth Booster supplements (also available in mobility and probiotic varieties). Designed to support your dog’s immune and histamine system, this supplement has a chicken bone broth base, along with other beneficial ingredients such as colostrum (a nutrient-rich milk), salmon oil, and flaxseed.Shop on Chewy
Get your dog’s bone broth on with this human-grade, free-range variety made in the US. Slow-cooked turkey bones, carrots, turmeric, pumpkin, and other wholesome ingredients make this broth an ideal healthy treat, a mix-in for dehydrated food, or a scrumptious food topper. Find beef and chicken broths too.Shop on Chewy
Give ’em a boost with Honest Kitchen’s bone broth. Made with human-grade beef or chicken, these dog bone broths hydrate and boost protein while also meeting FDA standards. Free of GMOs and common food allergens, The Honest Kitchen’s bone broths are made in the US. Mix with hot water before serving, or try one of their Pour Overs food topper stews.Shop on Chewy
Hello, collagen! Solid Gold has a few different flavors of bone broth, but we think the slow-simmered, human-grade chicken, lavender, and chamomile sounds like a pretty cozy treat. Toppers are also great for softening up dry food for doggos with sensitive teeth. Simply shake, pour, and reseal after use.Shop on Chewy
Nothin’ but 100% pure bone broth in this jar. The dehydrated powder, is available in beef as well as turkey, pork, and chicken. Made for both dogs and cats, simply stir two tablespoons with one cup warm water and presto! Bone brothy goodness.Shop on Chewy
Simmered slow for 24 hours, this pork bone broth is made in the US from just a handful of ingredients, all sourced locally—sea salt, white pepper, and fennel are among the spices added to. This nutritionally boosting food topper is made in small batches and is sure to get your pup’s tail wagging come meal time. Though it’s currently temporarily out of stock, be sure to check back soon on Chewy.Shop on Chewy
Available as beef or chicken and made in the US from human-grade ingredients, this broth is low sodium and boosted with glucosamine and chondroitin to target bone and joint health. Bonus? Brutus’ packaging is eco-friendly and the company supports a number of animal organizations through a portion of its proceeds.Find on Amazon
Made in the US with just four human-grade ingredients you want: chicken bone broth, pumpkin, fish oil, turmeric, and parsley, and none of the stuff you don’t, like gluten, soy, additives, preservatives, or byproducts. It mixes into a nice, thick broth for an extra paw-lickin’ good treat.Find on Amazon
Made with just three ingredients sourced in the US (chicken broth, chicken protein, and sweet potatoes), Native Pet’s powdered bone broth can be sprinkled on your dog’s food for a savory topper, or mixed with warm water as a hydrating treat. Not your pup’s cup of, er, broth? No problem, Native Pet offers a full refund.Find on Amazon
We’ve selected some great bone broth options for your dog. But before introducing any new foods into your dog’s diet, we suggest consulting with your vet. They can help you understand any health issues your dog may be experiencing and can recommend what’s going to best support their specific health needs.
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