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How Bone Broth Helps Dogs’ Joint Health

It’s the latest superfood fad for people, with the likes of Kobe Bryant swearing by its healing properties, but did you know that bone broth is beneficial for dogs as well? While any dog would appreciate the taste of a hearty bone broth, it can actually benefit their joint health on top of being a tasty treat. There are several nutrients found in bone broth that helps dogs’ joints.

The process of boiling bones, especially if joints are included, releases all sorts of nutrients into the broth such as protein, iron, arginine, glycine, glutamine, proline, thiamine, potassium, zinc, calcium, sulfur, magnesium, phosphorus, collagen, and glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates. Let’s look at how some of these nutrients affect joint health.

Calcium and Magnesium

While calcium has long been studied for its bone-strengthening properties, magnesium works as well as or even better than magnesium to increase bone density. Taken together, they’re a powerful force for strong bones.


It’s well known that protein is a critical part of any diet, whether human or canine. It helps you gain and keep muscle mass. Protein is essential for bone health and it can help speed up recovery after an injury. Needless to say, protein consumption is crucial for healthy joints! The boost of protein makes bone broth for dogs a great addition to any meal.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

If you have bad knees, your doctor might have recommended a supplement that contains glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, or both. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates are both thought to help increase the cartilage and fluid around joints and decrease the pain associated with osteoarthritis. Dogs can expect similar results.


You’ve probably heard of collagen being used in skin creams, but did you know it’s good for muscles and joints as well? Collagen is one of the basic building blocks of the human body and is a critical component of not just skin, but muscle as well.

Don’t have time to boil bones for 24 hours to make a broth that spoils within a few days?

Project Paws™ Premium Grade Bone Broth Powder (4 oz.) is made in the USA from free-range elk bone and naturally shed elk antler. These are the only two ingredients, making this supplement grain-free, gluten-free, and soy-free – a great option for dogs who suffer from allergies.

Bone broth powder offers all the same benefits of bone broth without the hassle and mess of making broth yourself. Just one scoop of powder per 40 pounds of dog weight adds flavor to your dog’s usual food as well as all the nutrients of broth.

What could make this even better? Each purchase feeds 7 shelter dogs! To get yours, click here.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a healthcare professional.

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Written by Jennifer Nelson

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