When I prepare bone broth, I think of my grandma.
She came from South Korea and in Korea, people eat slow cooked herbal chicken soap to boost their health and it is very special food. They use whole chicken stuffed with short grained sticky rice, add a couple of chinese herbs and cook them gently until the chicken becomes so tender. I loved it especially when my grandma made it. It is such a gentle flavor and very warming. And when someone is not well, people make this to show their kindness and love and hoping that special person gets better soon.
So, when I realized bone broth is great for dogs, it was so natural to add some herbs for them.
I cook lots of different versions of bone broth but this one is very easy.
I use small and young chicken ( toxins in the bones will be less in small in young animals so I normally use young ones.)
Dried Shiitake mushrooms
Raw apple cider vinegar
I put all the ingredients in spring water ( not tap water) and gentle cook. I cook at least 24 hours but sometimes longer.
I use the cooked meat cold with salad for our human family and soup for the dogs. ( well, sometimes human family too!)
The amazing thing about bone broth is, you can get such deep nutrition from bones and it's easy for dogs to take it in. It nourishes their immune system as well as helps the liver to detox to clear the body.
What is your favorite bone broth?