What's The Deal With Bone Broth?

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Bone broth has become quite the craze these days. It's ubiquitous now in the foods we eat and can be easily found at nearly every grocery store and supermarket. So what's the big deal with it anyhow? Why should we be giving it to our pets and does it really make any kind of difference in their diet? In short, it sure does! While it may not be the answer to every question, it certainly is a welcome addition for a number of ailments.

  • Joint and Bone Health.  As time progresses and our pets age, tendons and ligaments break down. Bone broth can help provide the proteins needed for our pets to support and rebuild these tissues. When you boil a bone, the marrow breaks down into gelatin. This gelatin contains collagen that is full of amino acids that are essential to canine joint health.

  • Arthritic Care. Pets are living longer than ever thanks to changes in care, diet and generally better living conditions. Arthritis is a concern for aging pets. As our pets age, the protective later of cartilage between their bones can thin. This thinning leads to wear and tear on the joints, which can cause inflammation, fluid build-up and pain. Bone broth is a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, both of which have proven to keep cartilage healthy and joint pain at bay. 

  • Nutritional Support. Bone broth can be a great addition simply for the added nutrients it contains as well. Sick pets, pets with digestive issues and more can benefit from the increased fluid consumption as well as the boost of minerals that are found in bone broth. It also helps detox the liver and boosts the immune system!

Western Pet Supply has several options available in bone broth (protein sources, frozen, shelf-stable and even dehydrated!) so don't hesitate to ask our knowledgeable staff the next time you're in!