As we serve up a Christmas lunch for ourselves, don't forget about your four legged friend. This turkey bone broth for dogs is not only super delicious it is also packed full of goodness for your dog (you could easily do this recipe with a chicken).
One raw or cooked turkey carcass
2 or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Left over vegetables eg carrots, broccoli, kale etc
- Put your turkey carcass in a large, roomy pot and cover with cold water and a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
- Gently bring the pot up to the boil and allow to simmer for several hours. Keep an eye on the pot to make sure it does not boil dry. The carcass should remain covered. Alternatively put in the slow cooker on a low temperature setting for 12 hours or longer.
- Once your turkey carcass is fully cooked get all of the turkey bone and vegetable leftovers out of the broth by straining it well. Make sure that you do not leave any pieces of cooked bone in the broth as cooked bones are a hazard to dogs.
- Let the broth cool and put it in the fridge for a few hours to allow the fat to come to the surface. Scrape off the layer of fat (your dog does not need this). You should be left with a layer of jelly which is fantastic for your dog's joints and digestive health. If you don't have any jelly either you didn't add the apple cider vinegar or you didn't let it cook for long enough. Don't worry, the broth will still be amazing for your dog but you will know for next time.
- Store in the fridge or freeze in small batches.
Add 2 or 3 spoonfuls to your dog's daily meal. He/she will thank you