Chicken Broth With Peas & Carrots For Pets
Dr. Lakshmi KPhD in Food Science & Nutrition
6 min read
Chicken (whole or pre-cut): 1
Brown or white rice: 1 cup
Peas : 1/2 cup
Carrots: 1/2 cup
Cut green beans (not French cut): 1 cup
Step 1 :
Put the chicken pieces in a large pot with enough water to cover the chicken by one or two inches on top. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Boil the chicken until it separates easily from the bones. Remove chicken from the water onto a platter, separate the meat from the bones and keep the bones separate to give them to UR pet.
Step 2 :
Allow the chicken to cool down on a platter. Now pour the rice into the broth, stir gently and bring to a boil on low flame. Cover the pot and let it veggies and rice cook. Water should not absorb the stock too much. If too much stock does seem to get absorbed, then add some more water.
Step 3 :
Add the chicken while the rice cooks. Cover the pot and let it simmer for approximately five minutes, or until the veggies are soft. Avoid using corn and grains as they have been proven to cause an allergic reaction in some dogs.
If UR adding fresh veggies like beets, then make sure to add them 15 minutes before you add chicken. Remove the stew from the heat, add the chicken pieces and stir. Allow the stew to cool down and serve. Store the leftover stew in an airtight container in the freezer.
Note: Remove the stew from the freezer 2 hours before you want to feed UR pet.
Chicken broth doesn’t just taste great but it is also healthy for UR pets too! From joint relief and keeping their fur coat shiny and strong. It’s a host of great health benefits which keep UR pet happy and healthy!
Chicken Broth Benefits
Joint pain relief
Chicken broth includes two primary ingredients which can relieve the joint discomfort. Glucosamine is the first and chondroitin, the second. For dogs with arthritis, these two ingredients are definitely recommended. The problem is that the additions can be costly. One great choice is to feed the chicken breast for your dog.
Arginine is a prescribed treatment for congestive heart failure in dogs. Chicken broth contains plenty of arginines that improve cardiac health for UR puppy.
Rich in amino acids
Every day most dogs eat the same thing. It doesn’t matter if the food is well-balanced. The problem though is that it can cause certain deficiencies in amino acids. A number of amino acids, including glycine, are found in chicken broth. Giving UR dog a little chicken broth is a great way to make up for the missing amino acids.
Gives a lustrous and healthy fur coat
Just like chicken broth contains a good variety of amino acids, it also includes a wide range of micronutrients, which will help keep UR dog’s coat on point!
Boosts brain health
Glycine offers multiple health benefits, but one of the biggest is that it can improve UR dog’s brain health too apart from bone health. Glycine is a neurotransmitter that can help your pets with OCD, depression, stress and even separation anxiety.