We regularly utilize broths and stocks for our pet food. Though the terms tend to be used almost interchangeably, you might be wondering what the actual difference is between the two. Broth refers to any liquid in which meat has been cooked. Stocks are prepared utilizing bones and tend to be thicker and more gelatinous as a result.
Now that we've got that covered, we'll move on to our pets.
Our Great Pyrenees Angel is currently raising her first litter of 11 puppies. All are thriving and their daily diet includes a mix of dried herbs to deworm and promote health, eggs from our flocks and broth made from any combination of our pastured meats. For even more nutrition, a few times a week we slow cook organ meats in water and serve the meat and the broth (examples might include: pork livers, chicken livers, pork kidneys, melts, etc.) When using the hocks for broth, we trim off the fat and reserve that for a very special doggie treat that is quickly gobbled down.
All of our dogs are working dogs and loving companions. They have the most important job of protecting our flocks and herds from predators. They work 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year so maintaining their health is a high priority.
Feeding 14 dogs every day can become quite expensive so supplementing their high quality kibble with these nutrient dense foods provides them the highest quality diet while helping to offset costs. These broths are also noted to support joint health and as proof of their success, two of our dogs are 8+ years old and still performing their job magnificently.
We've also used these to feed our cats in the past. Sadly, our last cat passed away a few years ago at 21 years of age. The proof is definitely in the pudding so to speak.