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I Will Never Buy Another Bag of Kibble Again: A Raw Diet It Is

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Take a look at this picture.

Now imagine yourself as a furry four-legged dog.

A hungry, furry four-legged dog.

If you could only choose to eat the contents out of one of these bowls, which one would you choose?

Bowl 1: hard, dry, processed, grain filled, byproduct containing kibble

or

Bowl 2: fresh, fragrant, healthy, yet delicious, melt in your mouth, raw meat

Me?

Well, I would choose Bowl 2 of course.

And so would my dogs.

This is what they eat every day.

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Bone Broth for Dogs: Why and How

What is Bone Broth and What are the Benefits of Bone Broth?:

Bone broth is a healthy supplemental food topper or treat for dogs.  It contains many nutrients and minerals that dogs love and is very easy to make. It also goes a long way since the serving size is just two tablespoons of broth per every 20 pounds of body weight.

For dogs with digestive problems, it helps to maintain a healthy gut. Large holes in the lining of the intestine wall is called a leaking gut.  Bone broth is a gelatin that helps plug those holes, meaning, toxins won’t enter the body through those holes.

This power food supports a healthy immune system and contains glycine which detoxes the liver.

Bone broth also contains joint protecting compounds which include high levels of glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. It is also packed with good stuff like phosphorus, sulfur, magnesium, calcium, silicone.

How do you make bone broth?

Sure, you can buy bone broth premade but it is super easy to make in bulk and much more cost effective.

Here is what you will need.

Grocery List:

bones (jointy bones like chicken or pig feet and meaty bones like ribs or marrow bones)

4 garlic cloves, sliced (if you are not comfortable feeding your dog garlic then just leave it out)

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, raw and unfiltered

gelatin (if cubing)

Equipment List:

Crock Pot

Slotted Spoon

Strainer

flat spoon

If storing in refrigerator:

large bowl with lid

If freezing in molds: (this is what I mostly do)

silicone molds

If cubing:

large pot

large pan

knife

flexible spatula

gelatin

whisk

If Freezing cubes:

cookie sheet (optional)

wax paper

gallon freezer ziploc bags

I usually collect bones and store them in freezer bags in the freezer of course, until I have enough to make a large pot. Chicken feet help produce a great amount of gelatin so they are a good choice when making bone broth.  Also, bone marrow bones work well to draw out all the goodness from the marrow.

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Shadow: Week 10 Featured Pet

Week 10 starts the third bracket in our contest.  This week we are featuring a two year old Labrador Retriever Redbone Coonhound mix named Shadow.

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Shadow lives on a farm in Pennsylvania where he looks after all the other animals.  He can herd them in if they get loose.  Shadow looks after alpacas, goats, chickens, turkeys and ducks. He also lives with his canine brother Tank and other cats.  Shadow loves and gets along with all animals.

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As far as humans go, Shadow’s favorite person is his Mommy Ashlee.  He loves to watch television with her and sleep with her on her bed.

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