Homemade Short Cooked Broth Recipe for Dogs and Cats

short cooked broth recipe for dogs and cats

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In this article:
  1. Short Cooked Broth vs. Bone Broth
  2. Short Cooked Broth Recipe 
  3. Serving Recommendations
This homemade, short cooked broth recipe is fast and simple to make. A great alternative to bone broth for dogs and cats that cannot have bone broth.
 

1.0 Short Cooked Broth vs. Bone Broth

So why would you want to use short cooked broth instead of bone broth?
 
1.1 Histamines
 
Bone broth and bone broth gelatin provide many health benefits for your dog cat. 
 
However bone broth and bone broth gelatin have some health issue contradictions.
 
Bone broth is naturally high in histamines. While this is not an issue for most dogs and cats, it is a big problem for those with histamine intolerance issues, and mast cell issues including mast cell tumors. 
 
For dogs with histamine issues short-cooked bone broth can be included in the dietary protocol. Short Cooked broth is not high in histamines.

 
1.2 Time or Resource Constraints
 
Short cooked broth provides a health supporting and nourishing alternative if you:
  1. Need to offer nourishing fluids to your animal, but don't have time to make bone broth.
  2. Can't leave your cooking appliance on for 24 to 48 hours at a time due to resource issues. (cooking time for bone broth is 24 to 48 hours).
Short cooked broth provides a health supporting and nourishing alternative.
 

2.0 Short Cooked Broth Recipe for Dogs and Cats

Homemade short cooked broth recipe for dogs and cats

To make this short cooked broth recipe you'll need a slow cooker or non-coated stainless steel stock pot.

Ensure your time and effort results in a nutritious, health supporting broth. Use meat and bones sourced from free-range, pastured or organic pasture raised animals. Don't use factory farm sourced ingredients.

 
Ingredients

Animal protein and bones, select from:

  • Raw meaty bones, frames or whole carcass: chicken or other poultry, small prey such as rabbit.
  • Raw meaty bones: cow, goat, sheep, venison or other ruminants, pork or wild boar.

Spring or filtered water

Herbs (herbs are optional), select from:

* Not for dogs prone to seizures. Not for Shetland sheepdogs (Shelties), flat or mooth coat Collies.

Vegetables (vegetables are optional, select from):

Preparation

Place the raw meaty bones, frame or whole carcass in your slow cooker or stock pot.

Add enough spring water or filtered water to fill the slow cooker or stock pot up to 2" (2.54 cm) to 3" (7.62 cm) below the top of the cooker or pot.

Add 1 tsp to 2 tbs of each dry or fresh herb you've selected to include (optional ingredient).

Add a stalk of celery, one or two carrots or parsnips if including in the broth (optional ingredient).

Add the mushrooms 30 minutes prior to end of cooking time (optional ingredient).

Place the stock pot on the stove top, turn on heat and simmer for 4 up to 8 hours. If using a slow cooker on the low setting cook for 10 to 12 hours.

Remove from heat. 

Allow the hot short cooked broth to cool until warm.

Skim off excess fat.

Remove all bones.

Remove the cooked mushrooms.

You can remove the veggies or leave-in. If leaving in make sure you cut the veggies up into small pieces.

You can strain the herbs or leave them in.

Leave the juniper berries in the broth.

Boost the dental and digestive benefits of your short cooked broth (optional)

  • Sprinkle a little (1/8 tsp to 1/4 tsp) of Ceylon cinnamon into the bottle before you pour the short cooked broth into the bottle. Ceylon cinnamon helps dissolve food particles and acts as a digestive aid. Find out more about Ceylon cinnamon for dogs and cats here.

Pour the broth into glass bottles and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.  

3.0 Short Cooked Broth Serving Recommendations

X-Small Dogs and Cats:
1 tablespoon (15 ml) to 1/8 cup (60 ml), 1x to 3x per day.

Small Dogs:
1/8 cup (60 ml) to 1/4 cup (120 ml), 1x to 3x per day.

Medium Dogs:
1/4 cup (120 ml) to 1/2 cup (240 ml), 1x to 3x per day.

Large Dogs:
1/2 cup (240 ml) to 3/4 cup (300 ml), 1x to 3x per day.

X-Large Dogs:
3/4 cup (300 ml) up to 2 cups (500 ml), 1x to 3x per day.

 

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Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld.

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