Today I’ve got a really healthy, easy and inexpensive recipe for your kitty! If you follow our blog you know that we preach about the importance of a moisture rich diet for all cats. Cats sometimes resist eating wet food, so this is a yummy way to add moisture to your cat’s dry food and get her used to the texture.
This recipe is also great for cats who have an upset tummy or are refusing to eat all together. Kitties who are sick will still enjoy the taste of this recipe while benefiting from the nutrients within it. It’s much like chicken soup for humans when we’re not feeling well. 🙂
So, whether you’re wanting to add moisture to your cat’s dry food, help stimulate a sick kitty’s appetite or just provide a healthy treat to your cat, this is the recipe for you!
Special shout out to Keep The Tail Wagging & Dr. Karen Becker for helping with this recipe. I’ve combined their dog broth recipes to make one that’s specifically for cats.
Kitty’s Bone Broth Recipe
- 1 gallon of water
- 1-2 tsp of vinegar (we like raw apple cider vinegar)
- Bones (whatever you have works – use a mixture of different bones or stick to what you have)
- Optional: feline-safe herbs (like cat’s claw, dandelion root, cat nip or licorice root)
- Add water, vinegar and bones to a stockpot, slow cooker or pressure cooker.
- Add feline-safe herbs (optional)
- Cat’s Claw and Dandelion: Helps relieve itching and allergies, digestive upset and boosts immunity. Also helpful for liver detoxification.
- Cat Nip: Helps relieve anxiety and gas.
- Licorice Root: Natural anti-inflammatory. Also helps with arthritis and respiratory problems.
- Cover and cook in stockpot or slow cooker on low simmer for 20-24 hours | only 4-5 hours if using a pressure cooker
- Strain bones, meat and herbs and let cool before serving
-Store excess bone broth in freezer
Never feed cooked bones to your cats! Cooked bones are very dangerous, as they can splinter and hurt your kitty’s digestive tract.
Now simply add a small amount of bone broth to your cat’s dry food bowl. This is a really nutritious and easy way to get your cat used to eating a moisture rich diet. Once your feline has adjusted to the new texture, start feeding a small amount of wet food daily. Increase this over time and you’ll soon have a happier, healthier kitty!