Bone broth is a fantastic nutrient filled supplement for your dogs diet that you can make at home. It's really easy too. It's rich in glucosamine so it is fantastic for your dog's joints. It also promotes a healthy gut and helps the liver to detox. I make this for my dog all the time, and she loves it!
Raw or cooked meaty bones that include joints (I use chicken feet!)
An acid, such as apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (this helps to draw all the nutrients into the broth).
In a large pot, place enough bones to cover the bottom of the pot, add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar/lemon juice, then pour in enough boiling water to fill the pot. Bring to the boil and leave for an hour. After that, reduce down to a slight simmer and leave for 12-24 hours. The longer you leave it the better, as this ensures all the nutrients are extracted. Once this is done, sieve the bones out (these should be put in the bin and not given to your dog, cooked bones can splinter in your dogs stomach and cause injury. Also, there are now no nutrients in this bone as it's all in the broth.) Leave to cool, and you should be left with a jelly like consistency. Bone broth only lasts for a few days, so I like to put it into ice cube trays and freeze, giving my dog 1 defrosted cube a day.