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 & RICE | 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..
1/2 to 1 Chicken Breast (no added salt or flavours)
1/2 cup White Rice
1/2 cup Mashed Pumpkin (optional)
1-2 tbs Plain Yoghurt (no added sugar or flavours)
Boil the chicken and cook the rice (this can be done in the same pot).
In a separate pot, cook the pumpkin and then mash. Let it cool and add the yoghurt.
Mix the rice through the pumpkin mash. Shred the chicken and add that to the mash.
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.