What is Bone Broth and why is it different from a regular broth?
In truth, they are one and the same. All bone broth is stock, but not all stock is bone broth. What makes bone broth different is the extra gelatin that thickens the broth while concentrating the nutrients into it. Using high-quality bones with some meat still on it is what adds the extra gelatin.
Another big difference is the cooking process. A simple broth is made from water, animal bones, and vegetables. After 3-4 hours of simmering a broth is ready to be strained and served. Bone broth is made by roasting the bones first and then simmering for 48 hours.
That longer cooking process helps draw out extra nutrients. Collagen in the bones has a great many benefits. The high levels of collagen help keep your dog healthy and flexible.
Why should I buy Brutus Broth instead of bone broths made for humans?
Stock is known to have high sodium (or otherwise known as salt) content. That is due to the cooking process. High temperatures used to cook the broth remove the bacteria, but can also evaporate some of the natural flavors. That process causes a high sodium concentration. Too much sodium in your dog’s diet can cause vomiting and diarrhea, and in extreme cases, it can lead to seizures, tremors, and even death.
Brutus Broth is different. We crafted our bone broth to be the safest for your pet. We worked hard with some awesome crafters to make sure our bone broth is low sodium. We also made sure that it doesn’t contain garlic or onions, which can be harmful to our dog.
We take pride in what we do and fortify our Brutus Broth with glucosamine and chondroitin. Both aid in healthy joints for your dog. Turmeric is also added to our rich broth to make use of its anti-inflammatory properties. Sweet potato is loaded with Vitamin A that helps keep your dogs’ skin and coat looking their best.
Is Brutus Broth low sodium?
Sodium has a rap for being a bad guy in the nutrient world. However, just like humans, dogs need some sodium in their diet to live a healthy life. We crafted Brutus Broth to be low in sodium, containing only 0.1% sodium. To keep our Bone Broth shelf-stable we needed to add some salt, so we chose the finest quality sea salt to ensure we kept the pH balanced and make it as safe as we could for your dog.
Overall most veterinarians use the following to categorize low-sodium diets:
- Dogs with no sodium restrictions require food with at least 0.5% sodium content (>100mg sodium/100kCal)
- Dogs who require mild sodium restrictions should be offered foods with between 0.35% and 0.5% sodium content (80 to 100mg/100kCal)
- Dogs who require moderate sodium restrictions should only receive foods with between 0.1% and 0.35% sodium content (50 to 80mg/100kCal)
- Dogs who require severe sodium restrictions should be offered food with less than 0.1% sodium content (<50mg/100kCal)
Why is Bone Broth Good for My Dog?
Numerous recent studies talk about the benefits of Bone Broth for humans, but most people don’t realize it offers some amazing benefits for our pets too. Check out some of the benefits of Brutus Bone Broth:
- It’s easy to digest
- It moistens dry food to help senior dogs or dogs with dental problems
- Flavor to the max! Gives your dog’s normal food a flavor boost.
- It helps hydrate with added nutrition
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives for your dog’s max health
- Contains glucosamine and chondroitin to aid in joint support health
- Concentrated natural nutrients for your dog’s overall health
Does the broth contain onions or garlic?
Some ingredients can make a dog sick. Onions are on the “toxic to dogs” food list. Garlic in large quantities can be harmful or even deadly to dogs. That’s why we don’t include onions or garlic in our Bone Broth.
This is another reason to avoid using human marketed Bone Broth. Those that you can buy in a grocery store tend to have these ingredients in their broth but they might not list them on the label.
Should it be warmed up before serving it to my dog?
While most dogs will enjoy Brutus Broth cold, if your dog has particular tastes you are able to warm it up too. Brutus Broth also makes a wonderful frozen treat. Just like a bone broth made for humans, Brutus Bone Broth is flexible and can be served in many ways.
We have some awesome recipes you can check out here.
If you are heating up the broth, be sure to test the temperature of the broth before you give it to your dog.
Does it need to be refrigerated?
An unopened carton of Brutus Broth does not need to be refrigerated. With our trusty sea salt, our Bone Broth is very shelf-stable and can last in your pantry for quite some time. Our current batch has a shelf life of 2 years so you don’t have to overstock your cabinet.
Once opened, please be sure to store your Bone Broth in the refrigerator. It will keep for around 30 days. It can be served cold or warm.
If you have a smaller dog or find that you may not use all of your Brutus Broth within 30 days, you can freeze it as cubes or “pupsicles” to make it last longer. You can then serve it as a frozen treat or bring it to room temperature again to serve in a liquid form once you’re ready to use.
See what some of our customers have said about Brutus Broth.
“My boys love a bit of broth and some meat in their kibble each morning. It’s like an extra dose of beef, which dogs love!” -Sandra E.
“My dog is 13 and was becoming a finicky eater but does like gravy on his dry food. He LOVES the bone broth and scarfs down every last bite. He is actually coming to me at dinner time and nudging me to make his dinner. Before I had to encourage him to eat and he wouldn’t eat all of his dinner. He also seems to be in not as much pain as he has a bad back and hip. Thank you for this product and helping homeless animals.” -Terri McNair
“A few of our dogs are very finicky eater, but all our dogs jump and run around when we pull the container of bone broth out. Never seen all of them eat all their food at one time. Then they all go bowl to bowl licking them until they are spotless. Awesome product.” -Cliff Heath