If your dog is a picky eater, adding a little broth to his food may entice him to eat. Broth can also help to soften hard kibble for dogs with dental problems. Brutus Bone Broth has created a product, especially for dogs, that is a healthier option than traditional canned broths for humans.
Bone broth is made by simmering the raw bones and connective tissues of animals. While there hasn't been any concrete research done on the health benefits of this liquid, many people in the health field are touting it as a super elixir that can help with everything from digestion to arthritis.
Although there is no research to support the exact health benefits, it is true that bone broth is highly nutritious. Bones are rich in vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Bones and connective tissues also contain collagen. When collagen is cooked, it turns into gelatin, which gives the body much-needed amino acids.
Bone broth also includes vitamins and minerals found in the marrow of the bones. These include:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin K
- Fatty Acids
Now that I've told you all about the benefits of bone broth let me give you the details of Brutus Bone Broth. As I said, this product is made specifically for dogs, and it makes a great addition to any pup's meals.
Brutus Bone Broth for Dogs Review
Brutus Bone Broth for Dogs is 100% natural. It is available in 2 flavors – chicken and beef. This broth is made with 100% human-grade ingredients and has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Bone broth is said to be beneficial for pets suffering from conditions caused by inflammation and swelling, like arthritis. Brutus Broth goes one step further by adding glucosamine and chondroitin to their broth to benefit joint health.
I prefer to use products that are made in the USA whenever possible. Brutus Bone Broth is made in Minneapolis, MN, and packaged in New York. Their New York facility is also 100% hydro-powered by Niagra Falls, which I think is pretty awesome!
One thing to note about this broth is that it begins to lose flavor about 10 days after you open the container. To prevent this, the company recommends that you freeze leftovers in an ice cube tray and thaw them when needed.
The serving size recommendation is 1/4 cup for every 25 pounds of body weight per meal. Our Labrador weighs 75 pounds, so she would get 3/4 cups per meal or 1.5 cups per day. That's a lot of broth, especially if you have a multi-dog household like I do.
There are 4 cups of broth in every container, so we would go through one container a day with our 3 dogs. I only use enough broth to moisten their kibble a little bit, which cuts down on the cost considerably.
You can purchase a 2-pack (32 fl. oz. each) of Brutus Bone Broth for dogs for $24.97 on Amazon right now. As I mentioned, it's available in both chicken and beef flavors. If you have one dog, the cost wouldn't be extravagant, but if you have a multi-dog household, the cost of this broth could be more than you can budget.
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