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Why You Should Add Bone Broth to Your Dog’s Diet
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This month, our boy Jackson turns 11 years old! Senior dogs tend to slow down and run into issues like arthritis and lack of energy as they age, but our boy still loves running around outside and playing with his friends. We take him to Dip’n Dogs hydrotherapy to help keep his muscles strong and free from pain. We also feed him a wholesome diet that includes real, human-grade food and bone broth - and it’s been a great way to help keep Jackson healthy.

We think that your dog would love the addition of bone broth to their diet, and you’ll love the results it brings! Here are just a few reasons why you should add this tasty, nutritious supplement to your dog’s diet:

  • It’s great for senior dogs. Just like our dog Jackson, senior dogs have different needs as they age. Joint support is a huge issue for older dogs - just like it is with humans! Bone broth is packed with the collagens and glucosamine your dog needs to keep his joints working smoothly and without pain. Plus, bone broth is a great way to get nutrients when your dog isn’t hungry.

  • It helps eliminate harmful compounds from everyday life. Think about it - every day, your dog is exposed to plenty of harmful chemicals, from pesticides and fertilizers on the grass to cleaning solutions on the carpets they roll on. Your dog needs a little extra help getting rid of those harmful toxins and keeping their liver in good shape. Bone broth has glycine, which helps support an active liver and eliminate any harmful chemicals in the bloodstream.

  • It’s a good food source for sick dogs. If you’ve ever had a sick dog or a dog with tummy troubles, you know how hard it can be to get them back on solid food. Sometimes when your dog is going through an illness, he won’t be up to processing solid foods. Offering your dog some bone broth when they’re not feeling their best is the easiest way to make sure they’re getting the nutrition they need without solids.

Our bone broth is made from 100% grass-fed, responsibly sourced beef or chicken bones. We simmer our organic bones over low heat for over 24 hours so your dog gets the best of the best nutrients from the bone broth. We recommend serving it over your dog’s food or warming it up and serving it on its own. To learn more, feel free to browse our site or send us a message!


Supplementing Your Dog's Diet 2: More Mercola Products We Love

Your pet’s immune system is surprisingly susceptible to environmental factors. Think of all the different allergies and itch-causers they experience in a given day: their immune systems are on overdrive as their bodies work to keep them safe and fully functioning amidst a slew of allergens. While a healthy, balanced diet is the best way to combat these allergens, sometimes your dog’s immune system needs a little help.

Here are a few more Mercola products we use on a regular basis to help our dogs’ immune systems stay healthy and strong:

Immune Balance for Pets

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Immune Balance for Pets harmonizes immune function, boosts cell, tissue, and organ repair to help slow cellular aging, supports liver and digestive health, helps restore a healthy gut microbiome, and much more.

  • Arabinogalactan from Western larch trees, a prebiotic fiber that ferments in your pet’s gut, supporting colon health, protecting your pet’s intestinal lining, and promoting a healthy normal inflammatory response

  • Bovine Colostrum with standardized IgG (150 mg/serving) from American dairy cows not fed synthetic hormones or routine antibiotics; contains important immune factors, growth hormone, and probiotics

  • Certified Organic Moringa leaf powder contains abundant vitamins and minerals as well as valuable antioxidants to promote a normal healthy inflammatory response, helpful for flexible and comfortable joint movement

  • Yeast Fermentate grown, harvested and manufactured in the U.S. (contains no active yeast!), increases Natural Killer (NK) cell activity and antioxidant protection within only hours of consumption

Juggling four different supplements on your own can be challenging, especially getting them in the right proportions for your pet. Pet Immune Balance offers a simple option for providing ideal immune support for dogs and cats.

Organic Mushroom Complex

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This proprietary blend of 8 mushroom mycelium…

  • Contains 100% Certified Organic, biologically active, whole food mushroom and mycelium (not isolated extracts) to optimize the life cycle of the mushroom

  • Is an excellent source of fermented foods for digestive and immune health

  • Contains protein and high levels of natural whole food vitamin D2, B6, B12, beta glucans, chelated minerals, fiber, antioxidants (including L-ergothioneine) and natural glucosamine

  • Is grown and produced entirely in the U.S.

  • Uses oats instead of rice for its substrate, adding valuable plant beta glucans and enhancing the mycelia's bioactivity

  • Retains its bioactivity through carefully controlled processing methods

  • Contains an array of beta glucans, each with its own beta glucan structure

  • Does not contain additives, fillers, gluten, and unhealthy levels of heavy metals

Spirugreen

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Spirulina is one of the richest beta-carotene ingredients, with ten mixed carotenoids. Including orange carotenes, alpha, beta, gamma, and yellow xanthophylls, these powerful antioxidants work synergistically in different sites in your pet's body.

Studies on both cats and dogs show that spirulina supports good health in several ways:

  • Helps support a strong, healthy normal immune system

  • Helps promote a healthy coat and skin

  • May help promote comfortable movement and flexibility

Healthy Pets SpiruGreen truly packs a one-two punch with all the nutrient value of spirulina, including carotenoids, phycocyanins and enzymes, plus all the goodness of microalgae astaxanthin, one of the world's most powerful fat-soluble antioxidant carotenoids.

Whole Food Digestive Probiotics

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 Whole Food Digestive Probiotic provides general nutritional maintenance support for your healthy pet’s immune health, digestion and gut health, normal cell growth and development, and overall vitality.

This “all-in-one” nutritional supplement contains four key blends:

  • Probiotic blend of 8 valuable strains of gut-friendly probiotics to help promote a healthy nutritional balance of gastrointestinal bacteria for healthy normal immune function, brain health, digestion and utilization of nutrients

  • Digestive nutrition enzyme blend from papaya, pineapple and porcine pancreas to help break down protein, fats, fiber and carbohydrates into usable components

  • Superfood and green food blend, including spirulina, fermented chlorella, broccoli sprouts and turmeric root to provide valuable nutritional antioxidant support for cellular, detox, gut, joint and immune health

  • Mushroom blend of highly-valued Reishi and Chaga mushrooms to help maintain your pet’s nutrition through healthy normal immune function, healthy blood flow and circulation, and a healthy liver

Product Spotlight: Bone Broth for Dogs
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Bone broth has been having a moment in the spotlight recently! Although it’s not a new product by any means, people all over the world have been rediscovering this simple nutritional powerhouse for all the benefits it brings to just about every system in your body. Rich bone broth is naturally full of the ingredients you need to maintain healthy hair and nails, skin, digestive system, and beyond. And better still - it’s really beneficial for your dogs, too!

Homemade chicken and beef bone broth, made from 100% grass-fed animals, is one of our staples here at Pawsitively Pure. Here are a few reasons why we recommend introducing bone broth into every dog’s diet:

  • It’s great for their joints. An active lifestyle is so important for every dog’s health and happiness. Just like our joints, though, over time, your pup’s joints are subject to a lot of wear and tear, leaving them less able to run and play the way they want to. Bone broth is chock-full of nutrients that lubricate and protect your dog’s joints, like glucosamine, to put that extra spring in their step.

  • It keeps tummies happy. Plenty of dogs suffer from food allergies, just as their humans do. These allergies develop when the lining of the stomach is stressed and allows foreign materials to pass through, causing irritation and upset. One of the main ingredients in bone broth is gelatin, which helps to soothe those stressed spots and keep tummies safe from irritation.

  • It’s a godsend for sick or elderly dogs. At different stages in their lives, or during times of illness, it might be difficult to keep your dog on a solid food diet. If you’re trying to keep your dog fed while they’re getting over a stomach bug, or if you’re caring for an elderly pup without much of an appetite, bone broth gives them the nutrients they need without further upsetting their tummies or requiring a big appetite.

We love bone broth and think it should be included in every dog’s daily diet. Our bone broth is homemade and includes nothing but the good stuff your dogs crave. Whether you use it as a topper for dry food or serve it alone as a special treat, bone broth for dogs is the treat that keeps on giving. Click here to browse our store, or give us a call at 407-450-6151 to learn more.