From stronger joints to better gut health, there’s a long list of reasons why pet parents are feeding their dogs bone broth. The downside of feeding your dog healthy, homemade bone broth is that dedicated dog owners don’t always have hours on hand to prepare this healthful elixir. Making bone broth is a labor of love, but sometimes, it’s okay if that labor doesn’t take up so much of your time. That’s where bone broth powder comes in. This powdery substance has all the benefits of regular bone broth but without the time commitment. If you want to give your dog bone broth powder, here’s what you need to know.
Bone Broth & Bone Broth Powder
Bone broth doesn’t sound like much more than hot water, but you’d be surprised by how packed full of nutrients it is. There’s vitamin C, vitamin D, B-12, glutamine, arginine, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium…the list goes on. All those wonderful nutrients make bone broth an invaluable substance to boost the immune system and maintain a healthy metabolism.
Besides those vitamins and minerals, there’s another part of bone broth that’s important for dogs: collagen. This is a type of protein found in bones and connective tissues. It’s the same stuff that makes our skin look smooth and ageless, and it’s also found in joints to keep them strong and pain-free. When boiled, the collagen found in bones breaks down into gelatin. When your dog laps up his tasty treat, that gelatin goes on to protect his joints. It’s especially beneficial for senior dogs and canines with chronic joint issues.
All of those health benefits come in liquid form that eventually congeals into jello-like consistency. It can be mixed in with a dog’s regular food or lapped up straight from the bowl. Another option for getting those nutrients into your dogs body is Project Paws® Premium Grade Bone Broth Powder. With all the same health benefits and nutrients, bone broth powder is what happens when bone broth is dehydrated and concentrated to make a fine powder. All the essential nutrients are still there, and no additional ingredients are added. The best part is, bone broth powder is shelf-stable and convenient.
How To Give Your Dog Bone Broth Powder
When you choose bone broth powder, you can skip the hours in the kitchen and go straight to nourishing your dog. There are plenty of ways you can dish it out, and it’ll take only a matter of minutes—maybe even seconds! Bone broth powder is not water-soluble, however, and mixing it with water will not turn it back into a broth form. Instead of doing that, here are the best ways to give your dog bone broth powder on a regular basis.
Sprinkled on top of dry food
The most convenient way to give bone broth powder to your dog is to sprinkle it on their regular food. It’ll take only seconds, and your dog will swallow every last bit as he gulps down his dinner. Like regular bone broth, the powder form is great for dogs that are picky eaters or lack an appetite. The extra flavor from the powder will get their tummies rumbling. Project Paws® Premium Grade Bone Broth comes with a scoop, and there’s no mess or clean-up involved.
Mixed into wet food
If your dog prefers wet food, bone broth powder can be sprinkled on top or mixed in. The serving suggestion is the same, and all you’ll need is your scoop, a utensil for mixing, and a hungry dog. Mixing in the powder encourages finicky dogs to finish their entire meals. Instead of the flavor being only on top, every bite is delicious.
Mashed into food as a treat
You can also give your dog bone broth powder “mashed” into food, such as shredded cooked chicken or fish, a hardboiled egg, peanut butter, etc. Your dog will love the treat and you can combine the super nutritious bone broth powder with another healthy dog-safe food item to create a super-powered treat for your pup!
Baked into treats
For an extra special way to give bone broth powder to your dog, consider using it in your homemade treat recipes. Bone broth powder can be added to most treat recipes for a nutritional and flavorful boost. This recipe for pumpkin dog treats uses only four ingredients, and it’s easy to make. A homemade dog treat with bone broth powder will be both delicious and nutritious.
Project Play® Premium Bone Broth Powder is made from naturally shed elk antler and is rich in collagen. It’s a whole food multivitamin that’s responsibly sourced and made in the USA. When you give your dog bone broth powder, you’re promoting their health, and as an added bonus, every purchase sends seven shelter dogs healthy meals.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional.
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