Bone Broth For Sick Dogs
It’s so worrying when a dog stops eating and especially if he stops drinking too. This really simple recipe is a great way to get some hydration and nutrition into a dog who is recovering from surgery or illness.
Of course, the dog needs to be vet checked first to find out what is causing the dog to feel ill.
Bone Broth Recipe
There are just three basic ingredients, then you can add really healthy vegetables to make it super tasty. The bones can be cooked or uncooked
Bones (Chicken wings, legs or feet are very good)
Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (this strips the nutrients from the bone)
Boil for around 24 hours in a slow cooker or crockpot on a low heat
Strain the broth and throw away the bones, leaving just liquid.
Add lots of healthy vegetables and herbs and return to the heat until the vegetables soften.
Allow the broth to cool for a few hours, a layer of fat will form on the top, you need to discard this.
Does the broth now look like jelly? If so, you have done a brilliant job, the jelly is gelatin which will really help restore health to your dog.
Keep refrigerated and give the dog a few spoonfuls at a time. They usually like the taste.
Once the dog is feeling better, ladle some broth over the food for a few days.
For dogs who suffer from upset stomachs, you can freeze some in ice cube trays to give as soon as the dog shows symptoms.
I hope this helps with dogs who are refusing to eat and drink. Sometimes it just takes a few sips of something tasty and the appetite will return.
Stick to a bland diet of chicken and rice for a few days if your dog has suffered from a stomach upset.
Also, give small portions two or three times a day until the dog is fully recovered.
These are articles about dog dehydration symptoms and appetite stimulants for dogs which may be helpful.
They are full of really helpful tips which can get your dog eating and drinking again. It also covers symptoms to look out for and the reasons why your dog is reluctant to eat.
Thank you for reading.