I am always writing about the health benefits for humans but not very often about our pets. Today I was making a veggie, meat and bone broth mix for my friends Staffy. Smelt so good and it tasted good. Might even have some for my dinner.
I boiled up bones from the butcher + a few herbs, ginger and turmeric for several hours and let it cool over night. I then took all the meat off the bones and the marrow out of the bones. Threw away the bones. I then added vegetables (beans, tomatoes, broccoli, celery, potatoes, corn, and some beef powder to thicken (organic) then I added beef pieces and cooked it till the veggie’s were cooked added a little salt and pepper. When it is cooled I will put it in separate containers and feed her a portion of it every day with her breakfast. Honestly it is good stuff.
Benefits of Collagen for Cats and Dogs
General Bone and Joint Health
Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis
Promotes a Healthy Coat and Skin Health
Can Encourage Appetite
homemade bone broth or store-bought, it’s crucial to ensure that it does not contain any ingredients that are toxic to them, including onions, garlic, chives or scallions
Egg collagen, it’s safe to give your cat eggs as long as they are fully cooked and your cat does not have an egg allergy
Mama’s Chicken Roll Ups
Oh my gosh, this is a keeper! Back on my timeline by popular request!
2 large chicken breast
1 can crescent rolls
1 10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup
1/2 soup can of broth (use what the chicken cooked in)
1/2 soup can milk
1 T. all purpose flour
6 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
pinch of salt and pepper
NOTE: The 1/2 soup can is using the empty can of cream of chicken soup to measure.
Place the chicken in a pot and cover with water, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and cook till chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken (save broth). When cooled enough to handle remove the chicken from the bone and shred, set aside. Whisk together the soup, broth, milk, flour, salt and pepper. Unroll the crescent dough and separate into the triangles. Place a little cheese over the dough and at the larger end place a good heaping of the chicken. Roll up and place in a 9×13 casserole dish. Repeat with remaining. Once all are in the dish, pour the soup mix around each one and then drizzle a little over the tops (not too much). Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes, remove and top with a little more cheese and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Let sit for a couple of minutes before serving, the soup mixture will thicken up like a gravy.
Source: Janet’s Appalachian Kitchen.