Recently Barli had a bout of giardia so he spent a couple of days on a bland chicken and rice diet. To make it a little more flavorful, I used homemade chicken broth when cooking the rice–and even had enough left over to create some frozen treats for when he started feeling better a couple of days later.
Homemade chicken broth is super easy to make–and a better choice for your dog than commercial chicken broth, which often contains onion, of course a no-no for dogs.
How to Use Homemade Chicken Broth for Your Dog
You’ll find many ways to use the homemade chicken broth in your dog’s meals including as a way to soften dry food, a “gravy” over your dog’s normal meal, or frozen in a Kong.
Homemade chicken broth is also an excellent addition to chicken and rice, a dish recommended by many veterinarians when your dog is having tummy troubles.
If you have extra broth, ice trays are a handy way to freeze homemade chicken broth.
Once frozen, store cubes in zippered plastic bags for easy use in future treat recipes.
- One 3-pound chicken
- Place chicken in a large stockpot and cover with three inches of water.
- Bring to a boil then simmer for 1 hour.
- Remove chicken from the water and reserve for another recipe.
- Discard all cooked chicken bones because cooked bones are a splintering and choking hazard for dogs.
- Refrigerate broth to skim off fat before freezing.