NUTRITIOUS BONE BROTH
Broth is beneficial for ailing animals, post-operative or when not able to eat solid food.
If you are not able to get your pet in to be looked over the main thing is to keep them hydrated. This is especially important for cats. A cat that does not eat for 36hours or more can deteriorate rapidly. Dehydration can be fatal as blood pH is adversely affected and organs start to shut down.
You can keep them hydrated with bone broth and feed with a syringe if they do not lap it themselves. Bone broth for animals is similar to making homemade soup without salt and some ingredients.
Bone broth is loaded with glycosaminoglycans e.g. glucosamine, glucosamine, and other joint protecting compounds like chondroitin and hyaluronic acid.
Stage one cooking process
Meaty Bones, Meaty Chicken Carcass or Fish heads
Apple Cider Vinegar – a little during cooking helps to draw minerals out
Put bones, water and Apple Cider Vinegar in pot (preferably crock pot). Simmer for a day/24 hours
Strain and keep the liquid. Throw bones out (do not give to pet as they are cooked and will splinter).
Stage two cooking process
While the liquid is still hot add vegetables. No need to cook further as heat from broth will soften
Chopped & diced Vegetables such as (carrots, spinach, broccoli, kale, peas, celery, mushrooms)
Kelp, parsley (optional)
*Do not use onion. Garlic - check with practitioner as garlic not suitable in some illnesses e.g. diabetes
Stage three cooking process
Leave to cool. Once cool put in fridge for fat to settle
Scrape fat off and discard fat
Put jelly like broth into containers and freeze for future use. For cats freeze in ice cube sizes
*** Note of warning – Pets will drool and beg for the broth while broth cooking