By slowly simmering the bones, meat, tendons, ligaments, and feet of an animal, we are able to transfer their nourishing benefits into an easily digestible liquid of gelatin, essential amino acids, and minerals. Bone broth is known for its ability to help detoxify the liver and rid the body of toxins via the antioxidant glutathione. It simultaneously adds collagen to the pet’s skin and coat. Most importantly, bone broth “heals and seals” a dog’s or cat’s gut.
Every system in the body is connected and at the center of it all is the gut with 70 percent of your pet’s immune system is located there. Poor gut health is linked to a myriad of ailments including, but not limited to: redness on the skin and coat, hot spots, excess shedding, joint pain, irritable bowel syndrome, vomiting and digestive upset. Bone broth increases absorption of nutrients while also creating the perfect environment for gut flora. Gut flora is the beneficial bacteria in the intestine that offers a mutual relationship and has the ability to change based on diet.
Fans of bone broth say it:
- Supports the immune system
- May reduce allergies
- Adds moisture and improves hydration
- Promotes healthy digestion by healing and sealing the gut
- Strengthens bones, skin and coat
- May reduce inflammation and joint pain
- Appetite stimulant