Can I refreeze my bone broth?
Yes we recommend refreezing.
There are several reasons why you might want to refreeze your bone broth and one of them is that your broth will last you longer, if you have a cat, kitten or puppy then you should be feeding smaller amounts than if you had for example three Great Danes.
The recommended refrigerated shelf life is 14 days or 6 months frozen and that’s largely based on the average dog and the average cat and the average level of health; however as dog owners ourselves we know there are big dogs, small dogs, big cats and so on and to use bone broth within 14 days when there’s no need would be wasteful.
We would recommend defrosting bone broth refrigerated and divide into amounts more manageable for you and your pet and immediately refreeze until required.
Always defrost refrigerated, divide and refreeze immediately for future use.
The recommended feeding guide is 100mls per day maximum or 3 heaped tablespoons with or without food.
You can’t overdose your pet on bone broth and in most cases the recommended daily feeding guide would provide a boosting effect should your pet be suffering at that point.
Feeding as a maintenance plan or to keep your pet in good health.
The recommended amount of 100ml per day should be halved to 50ml per day.
For working and high drive dogs we recommend 100ml per day as these dogs are more likely to be using their joints and tendons at a greater impact ratio.
Although your pet will receive loads of valuable proteins and minerals from bone broth we have to remember it’s not a complete meal on its own, If your pet is unable to eat a complete meal at this time try adding some shredded meat of your choice or veg to the broth.
We have added a useful link at the bottom of the page where you will find the types of fruits and vegetables that can be added to bone broth to help with recovery or simply build up strength.
Bone broth will also keep your pet hydrated should drinking water be a problem.
Most if not all cats or dogs love the taste of bone broth so basically anyway that you prefer to feed the broth will probably be fine with your pet.
For sick, picky or recovering pets bone broth can be added to almost anything your dog will eat that’s edible.
If your pet is unable to eat, a syringe is a good way to get the proteins and minerals from bone broth into the system.
Bone broth is also a great way to moisten dry food like kibble or use like a salad dressing when feeding meat or vegetables.
My bone broth turned to a thin liquid?
Bone broth is a completely natural product with absolutely nothing added to extend the shelf life or enhance the flavour.
This is one of the reasons we suggest your bone broth is refrigerated at all times, even when defrosting.
Bone broth has a jelly like texture and this comes from the natural gelatine produced from bone and connected cartilage.
Natural gelatine gels at low temperatures over a few hours depending on the fridge temperature and stays that way unless the bone broth is removed from the fridge for a period of time where the bone broth returns to a thin watery liquid due to the rise in terprature.
If this happens to your broth there’s no need for any concern as your broth still contains everything it should and will return back to a gel texture when placed bake into the refrigerator to cool down.
If you find your bone broth has thinned out to a liquid due to a slight temperature rise it can still be fed to your pet as normal, its exactly the same and still contains all the proteins and minerals.
Spillages, handling and cleaning
Bone broth is a cooked product and possesses no health risk whatsoever when handling and feeding.
Although produced from raw bone the cooking length and temperatures kill off bacteria’s leaving it completely harmless to both you and your pet.
Each and every batch is numbered, sampled and sent away for analysis to ensure the quality and contents are free from bacteria.
These results are then passed to the Animal Plant and Health Agency for approval.
For spillages we recommend you treat it as you would for instance....spilt milk.