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Is Chicken Broth Good for Dogs?

And Other Cold Weather Food Ideas for Your Four-Legged Friend

When the weather cools down and winter settles in, there is nothing more comforting for us pet parents than a warm drink or a bowl of hot soup. With Stella & Chewy’s products, your pet can warm up this winter with you!

Broth For Your Pup

Now we get a lot of questions from pet parents about different types of foods but some of the most common questions we get when the temperatures start to drop are, “can dogs have chicken broth?” and “is chicken broth good for dogs?” Chicken broth, specifically bone broth, is packed with benefits to support your dog’s overall well-being and can be very versatile in its use.

The short answer is YES. Dogs can have chicken broth – but read on for the benefits it provides, how you can serve it, and other cold weather food options.

Benefits of Bone Broth

  • Protein-rich
  • Easily digestible
  • Promotes gut health
  • High in collagen for joint support
  • A great source of moisture for adequate hydration
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

How Can Broth Be Used?

  • Serve as a treat
  • Pour over food at mealtimes to increase moisture and add nutrients
  • Help entice picky eaters
  • Offer its nutritional boost to sick dogs and offer hydration
  • Incorporate into your senior dog’s feeding routine to help with hydration and joint support
  • Help dogs cool down in the summertime (freeze broth in ice cube trays!)
  • Soften food for dogs with dental issues
  • Rehydrate freeze-dried raw food
dog drinking bone broth topper

Ensuring Broth Is Safe For Your Dog

  • Do not feed your dog broth that contains onions or garlic
  • Avoid broth that’s high in sodium
  • Watch out for artificial ingredients like colors or flavors
  • If you make your own broth, make sure there are no bones or bone splinters left that your dog could ingest

If you’re looking for a convenient and guaranteed pet-safe option, try Stella & Chewy’s Cage-Free Chicken bone broth! Our recipe is 100% human-grade and slowly simmered in small batches. We also use just 4 simple ingredients: chicken bone broth, chicken, tapioca starch, and turmeric (which is a natural anti-inflammatory).

Browse all broth for dogs, find a store near you or contact your local retailer for product availability.

Wet Food

Nutrient-packed and hearty wet food diet or topper is also great winter food or treat for your dog! Our Stews and Pâtés are 100% human-grade and made in the USA.

Stella’s Stew is kettle cooked in small batches, just like homemade! We use real whole muscle meat and organic fresh-cut vegetables drenched in nutrient-rich bone broth for amazing taste. Feed as a complete and balanced diet, as a topper, or as a tasty treat!

Gourmet Stews and Pâtés can be used as a hearty topper or complete, balanced meal. Stews feature shreds of meat, veggies, and herbs slow cooked in a savory broth while pâtés feature a dual texture of creamy pate packed with chunks of real meat. With over 95% protein from animal sources, these wet dog food options are perfect for a cozy day inside.

Heating Diets

Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that every food has properties and actions in terms of how they affect the balance of the body. The TCM food energy theory divides foods into cooling (Yin), warming (Yang), and neutral, with the idea that hot or cool pets should be fed opposite foods in order to dampen any negative effects on their bodies.

Warming and hot proteins are good for dogs who are “cold.” These dogs may often seek out warm places, burrow beneath blankets, and become lazier or less active in the winter months. They may also have cold ears and nose, stiffness, or joint pain.

Chicken: Chicken is a heating protein! Try Cage-Free Chicken Bone Broth today.