Maybe you’ve heard that bone broth is extremely beneficial for your health, but did you know that it’s just as beneficial for your four legged friend? Heck, there’s an argument to be made that it’s even more beneficial for our pets! Here’s our top ten reasons why every pet owner should incorporate bone broth into their pet’s diets:
1) It’s simple and so nutritious!
Nutrients in bone broth are highly bioavailable and don't require a lot of effort to be absorbed by the body’s cells. This means that you can rest assured that the nutrients in bone broth are making their way to where they need to be!
2) It’s incredible for joint health
Bone broth contains chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. This is helpful not only in geriatric pets, but also as a measure of preventing joint wear and tear and pain later in life.
3) It heals the gut.
The gut is like ground zero for any health and many illnesses. Many pets who suffer from things like allergies, skin problems, gastrointestinal problems and a dull coat may be suffering from a leaky gut. The collagen/gelatin in bone broth helps to repair the lining of the gut and reverse or prevent these health issues.
4) It helps in recovery from sickness
Bone broth is fantastic for pets who are feeling under the weather and need something a bit simpler to eat while they recover. Bone broth is easy to digest and easy on the stomach, making it the perfect recovery food.
5) It supports the immune system
Bone broth’s gut healing properties not only help with digestion, allergies and coat, but also supports your pet’s immune system since it replenishes the nutrients your pet needs in order to have a healthy immune system.
6) It’s a lifesaver for geriatric pets.
As our pets age, it becomes more difficult to keep them nourished since they often lose interest in food, or they find it difficult to chew. Bone broth is a fantastic tool for softening food or enticing our older pets to eat their food- now fortified with bone broth!
7) It has a ton of essential minerals!
Bone broth is super low in calories and high in nutrients. If your pet eats dry kibble, they may be missing out on some vital nutrients that they need for proper long term heart health, nerve signaling, hydration, muscle contractions, sleep and more. Bone broth is a simple way to ensure they’re getting these nutrients, without adding a ton of calories.
8) It’s made with safe, simple, minimal ingredients.
Borderland Food Co bone broths are made with extremely minimal human grade ingredients, meaning that they are free from common allergens like wheat and dairy. There are no preservatives or additives in our bone broths which makes our labels one of the cleanest and easy to read in the whole pet store!
9) It’s an easy way to add moisture to the diet
Our pet’s bodies are designed to get their moisture from their food- not from their bowl of water- so adding moisture to any diet is vital in order to keep them properly hydrated. Borderland Food Co’s electrolyte booster is especially helpful for extra hydration!
10) It’s an easy way to “mix it up” for our best friends
Let’s be real. We wouldn’t want to be eating the exact same meal, day after day. Bone broth is a great way to add variety to our pet’s food since there are multiple proteins available that will all taste a bit different!
Whatever your pet’s health needs are, or whether you’re just trying to assist your pet in staying healthy and living a longer life, bone broth is a fantastic addition to any diet! Find out where to get yours here.