Bone Broth has many health benefits for your dog, including supporting your dog's immune system & liver, helping protect his joints, providing minerals like calcium, magnesium, silicon, sulphur & phosphorus and promoting a healthy gut.
Beef Marrow Bones
1-2 tsp Garlic (optional)
3-4 tsp Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Vegetables & Herbs (optional)
Add to a large pot or slow cooker marrow bones and chicken feet.
Fill with water until bones are covered (fill to about 1 or 2 inches above the bones).
Add the garlic and apple cider vinegar (this will help extract the goodness out of the bones).
Cook on a high setting on your slow cooker, or bring to boil and then simmer on the stove top for 1 hour, then turn down to a low setting for 24 hours.
Strain the bones and meet out of the broth, while still hot, add any vegetables or herbs you would like and let cool.
Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
Once cold, there should be a layer of fat on top,this can be removed and discarded. Below, your broth should have a jelly like consistency. If your broth isn't gelatinous, then next time try adding a bit more vinegar.
The broth can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days or can be frozen (ice cube trays make convenient serving size portions).. For a Samoyed, a few tablespoons over their dinner daily will add a boost to their diet and your dog will think it's super yummy!
CHICKEN & PUMPKIN | Bland Food for Digestive Upsets
You may have heard the vet or a friend suggest feeding your dog cooked chicken and rice when they present with vomiting or diarrhoea from an upset tummy. After a fasting period of up to 12-24 hours (consult your vet what is appropriate for your dog), a bland diet will help the digestive tract recover and minimise the chance of the upset reoccurring.. Pumpkin is used as a more species appropriate alternative to rice in this recipe.
250gm-500gm of chicken pieces (bone optional)
If cooking chicken with bones in, add 1/4 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup Mashed Pumpkin
1 tbsp Plain Yoghurt (no added sugar or flavours, do not include if your dog is on antibiotics)
Braise the chicken until tender. You can use plain water, add a pinch of salt or 1/2 a stock preservative free stock cube..
Steam or bake the pumpkin and then mash. Let it cool and add the yoghurt.
Shred the chicken. If you included the bones with the chicken pieces, very carefully and thoroughly remove any bones. Mix the de-boned, shredded chicken through the pumpkin mash.
If your dog picks out the chicken, you can puree the mixture before feeding. This will also help ensure that you removed all the bones.
Serve to your dog instead of his regular food until the vomiting and diarrhoea have completely subsided. Please remember to consult your vet before fasting or making changes to your dog's diet and seek immediate urgent veterinary care if you suspect an obstruction.
GOLDEN PASTE | Anti-Inflammatory & Antioxidant
Numerous clinical trials in dogs have shown the potential health benefits of turmeric for dogs. Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and can also act as a pain reliever. Curcumin, the active component in turmeric, may also reduce tumor size and actually kill cancer cells If your pet has any inflammatory disease, arthritis or cancer, you may want to include golden paste in their diet*.
1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
250ml water, PLUS 250ml water in reserve, to use if needed
1/3 cup Organic Raw Coconut Oil
2-3 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Place turmeric and water in pot on a gentle heat, stirring until you have a thick paste. You may need to add additional water along the way. if the mixture becomes too dry. It should take approximately 7-10 minutes to form a paste.
Once the paste is fully cooked, add the freshly cracked pepper and coconut oil. Stir the mixture thoroughly and allow to cool.
The paste will keep for 2 weeks, refrigerated. Freeze any excess paste, ice cube trays are ideal way to freeze portions.
A good starting dose for a Samoyed is approximately 1/2 tsp of Golden Paste per day and work up to approximately 1 tsp per day. Just add to your dog’s food!
*Not suitable for dogs with gallbladder stones or a bile duct obstruction.. Not recommended for dogs with stomach ulcers or bleeding disorders. Use with caution in diabetic dogs, as golden paste may lower blood sugar levels. Consult your vet if your dog has any preexisting conditions, before feeding Golden Paste.