Featured on Chewy's 9 Health Benefits of Bone Broth Article

Featured on Chewy's 9 Health Benefits of Bone Broth Article

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1. Excellent Source of Nutrients

“One of the key benefits of bone broth for dogs is that it serves as an incredible source of nutrients,” says Dr. Sara Ochoa, DVM, a veterinarian at Animal Hospital of West Monroe in West Monroe, Louisiana, and the co-founder of How To Pets.

Bone broth is packed with calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium—“all essentials for a dog’s health,” Dr. Ochoa says, adding that “dogs need a balanced and nutrient-rich diet to thrive and keep various diseases at bay.”

2. Promotes Good Hydration

Because it’s a liquid, bone broth supports your dog's hydration needs. It’s what Dr. Stephanie Howe, DVM, a pet health representative at Chewy, calls “a tasty source of hydration.”

Bone broth is a terrific way for picky eaters or dogs dealing with mild digestive issues to increase their water intake.

3. Aids in Weight Management

Because it’s rich in protein and low in fat, Dr. Ochoa says bone broth helps your dog feel full without unnecessarily increasing their calories.

4. Improves the Immune System

The essential nutrients and minerals in bone broth can help boost your dog’s immune system.

5. Increases Palatability

Bone broth can excite even the most discerning eaters. Nothing beats putting your pet’s food bowl down and seeing that tail wag.

6. Improves Skin and Coat Health

The gelatin and protein collagen present in bone broth help improve your dog’s skin and coat.

7. Promotes Joint Health

Bone broth is a natural source of glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. These compounds support joint health and are especially beneficial for older dogs.

8. Supports Liver and Lung Health

Bone broth contains glycine, an amino acid that helps detox the liver and support lung health. “It helps the liver in efficiently processing and eliminating toxins, contributing to improved liver health,” explains Dr. Ochoa.

9. Improves Gut Health

Bone broth soothes inflammation and irritation in the digestive system, thanks to its amino acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

“The gelatin found in bone broth is fantastic for promoting good digestive health,” adds Dr. Ochoa. “It helps maintain the integrity of the gut lining, making it great for dogs with sensitive stomachs.”


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