How to Make Bone Broth for Your Dog (Plus a Bonus Bone Broth Gummies Recipe)

Make sure your fur child is getting the best nutrition possible! The best medicine is preventative medicine, and proper nutrition plays a huge role in that.

One of our favorite power foods for dog health and wellness is Bone Broth!

There are many reasons that experts say Bone Broth Gelatin is beneficial for dogs – particularly aging or sick canines – here are the top reasons:

-Good for Joint/Musculoskeletal Health (natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, both of which are excellent for bones and joints)
-Helps The Liver Detox
-Is a Great Source of Essential Minerals (Nutrient Packed)-Promotes Gut/Digestive Health
-Is Great Nutrition For Sick Dogs (Beneficial to the Immune System)
-Promotes Healthy Skin and Coat

…and more!

Step One: Gather Ingredients for your Bone Broth

You’ll need:

  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1.5-2 Pounds Beef Marrow Bones
  • 2 Knuckle-bones
  • 4 Carrots or 2 Cups Baby Carrots
  • 1 Cup Roughly Chopped Parsley
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water

Step Two: Get the Broth Cookin’ (and Smellin’) Delicious

Put all of the bones in your crock-pot. You can also just use a pot on the stove, but the crock-pot is the simplest way since you won’t have to worry about leaving it unattended. Add enough water to cover the bones by about an inch, then add two to four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. The apple cider vinegar helps pull all of the minerals and nutrients out of the bones and into your broth. Set your crock-pot to low and let everything cook for 24 hours – though some (patient) people prefer cooking it for up to 72 hours. Keep an eye on your super-delicious creation adding water as needed to keep the bones covered.

Step Three: When Can My Pooch Enjoy the Broth?

Your broth is almost ready to use. Strain the bones from the broth and cool before serving. Your dogs may have trouble containing their excitement since they’ve been smelling the broth simmering for hours. Bone broth can be kept frozen (try using ice cube trays for easy portioning) for up to a year. Broth kept in the fridge must be used in 3-4 days.

Extra Ways to Spruce Up Your Bone Broth

  • Chicken feet, joints, and knuckles add lots of flavor and gelatin.
  • Substitute apple cider vinegar with lemon juice – it’ll work just as well.
  • Add in some healthy dog-friendly veggies.
  • Make “pup-sicles” from the broth as a cool treat in the summer.

Winter is the perfect time to offer your four-legged friend this warm, tasty treat. So get cookin’ and your dog will reap the benefits of the nutrients and love that delicious homemade flavor. Happy simmering!

 *Adapted from a blog by Heather Logue


BONUS: Healthy Gummies for Dogs

You can use any bone broth recipe and bone combo you like, just make sure that any seasonings are dog-safe. These are the most basic gummies I make, and our dogs love them. So simple!


-1 cup plain homemade (or ready-made unsalted unseasoned) chicken, beef or venison stock

-3 tbsp high-quality powdered gelatin


Measure cold broth into a small pan. Sprinkle the surface with gelatin powder and let sit for approximately five minutes or longer for the gelatin powder to bloom/gel.  Gently stir the mixture over low heat until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Take care not to shortcut with high temperatures or overheat, as this can reduce the setting strength of your gelatin.   Remove from heat and pour into a glass pan (cut and slice) or silicone molds (shapes). Chill to set.

*Adapted from Dalmatian DIY


Our First Official Facebook Giveaway is Here!

PawFlex is very excited for all the amazing things we have planned for the coming year. We have many new products we’re going to introduce that are currently in the works and we have a handful of special promotions that were going to be rolling out too!
Our first official giveaway is here, and we’d like to explain some of the products that are going to be included for our first official giveaway. We plan on having more and more giveaways to all our fans in the next few months and we can’t wait to hear your stories about your pets! Here are the details for our first official contest.

NOTE: The bandage size the winner receives will be based on their requested size.
To be entered you must be a fan of the official PawFlex Facebook Page and satisfy the announced entry criteria. You can find the page here:

This contest starts on February 1, 2019, and ends on Sunday February 10th. The winner will be picked and announced on Monday February 11th.



First Response Bandage Care Kit Pets (designed for legs and paws)
PawFlex’s First Response Bandage Care Kit: Helping your pet heal!
Whether you have an immediate wound care need, addressing a chronic ailment, or your pet requires bandaging as part of his/her post-surgical care…PawFlex First Response Bandage Care Kits will help your dog’s recovery to be as pain-free and stress-free as possible.
PawFlex bandages are designed for pets. They are non-adhesive, super soft and comfortable. They are so gentle that they are being raved about being the # 1 bandages used for dogs undergoing radiation treatments on legs and paws.
PawFlex bandages will not stick to open wounds or fur. They are easy to put on and take off and are also adjustable thanks to the gentle Velcro tab fasteners. The entire 2-part kit comes with 4 Basic Bandages, 4 Universal Joint Bandages and 3 Protective Cover strips, 4 Medimitt Paw bandages, and 4 waterproof outdoor Medimitt covers…. covering all your leg and paw bandaging needs.

One Tug Attack Toy
One of the best ways to keep your dog healthy is to always keep them engaged and active. PawFlex Tug Attack Toys were created with this in mind. These fun and interactive tug toys offer you and your dog exciting play time together. Tugging is a fun competitive way to keep you and your dog socially active. The two of you will be constantly fighting over who gets to be the ultimate tugging champion! An important factor with the Tug Attack Toy is the fiber makeup of the rope used. The fleece material used in the rope is safe enough if by chance your dog rips the rope and swallows some or all of it. When comparing it to other toys, its one of the safest chew toys on the market today.

One FunStufferz Toy
PawFlex FunStufferz line of toys are all about drive and instinct. These toys are designed to let your dog’s instinctual drive for prey kick in, in a safe and fun manner. Funstufferz are designed to have the stuffing be ripped out of them and easily be put back into the toy. When a dog has the intention of destroying something they’re not going to stop. With a double reinforced stretch opening for your dog to dig in and pull out the fleece sheets inside they’ll have endless fun ripping out the inners. You can even switch out the sheets for your dog’s favorite little toys or even throw in some small treats. The fun with Funstufferz is endless!

Wickedly Potent! – Nose and Paw Salve
The perfect mixture of natural and healing herbs that help moisturize and prevent drying and cracking of your dog’s nose and paws. With healing properties such as anti-fungal ingredients, your dog will look and feel better after using the Nose and Paw Salve.

Wickedly Potent! – Hot Spot and Fungal Salve
Hot Spots, Allergies, Bacterial, and Fungus skin Infections are extremely painful and irritating to dogs. The constant licking and biting always worsen the condition. Our Wickedly Potent Hot Spot and Fungal Salve brings the relief your dog needs to all the areas they are constantly scratching at. The Hot Spot and Fungal Salve also pairs great with all Pawflex Bandages.

Wickedly Potent! – Vegan Tropical Toothpaste
Our Vegan toothpaste is the most natural way to clean your dogs’ teeth and maintain overall oral health. Your dog will enjoy the taste and you will enjoy their fresh breath. Wickedly Potent Vegan toothpaste is safe to ingest and are a great way to get puppies used to getting their teeth brushed. No toothpaste is a substitute for yearly veterinary dental checkups, nor will they reverse periodontal disease. Wickedly Potent vegan toothpaste will remove mild plaque and prevent new plaque from growing.

Wickedly Potent! – Itchy Mutt Shampoo
The All-Natural Itchy Mutt Shampoo for dogs is our go-to shampoo for all types of dogs big and small who get the itchies and scratchies. It’s great for dogs with sensitive skin and the ingredients used are simple and safe.

Wickedly Potent! – The Everything Shampoo
The Everything Shampoo has all-natural ingredients and is perfect for dogs with sensitive skin. With ingredients such as Shea Butter and Coconut Oil along with other healing herbs, they combine to work in synergy to help alleviate many minor skin conditions while leaving your dog’s skin super smooth and protected against skin irritation.

Wickedly Potent! – Mouth and Teeth Spray
Plaque and tartar buildup cause sore and inflamed gums. The all-natural ingredients inside our Mouth and Teeth Spray are known to kill the bacteria that cause plaque buildup. Spray some Wickedly Potent! Mouth and Teeth Spray onto the Tug Attack Toy and let them tug away to healthy teeth and gums while having fun!

Kiiya ; A tiny little girl with an indomitable spirit

“I can highly recommend the PawFlex line of products. Our 3lb Yorkie had an old wound in her back hock that wouldn’t heal completely. We needed something that could be fitted to our dog’s tiny leg to protect the affected area, but also something that was easily removeable so it didn’t pull on her skin or fur. Our vet recommended PawFlex! We got in touch and Jennifer responded to our request right away. She put together a package of various types and sizes of bandages for us to try since the nature of the wound and size of our dog would determine what worked best. The shipping company ended up losing the package overseas, so Jennifer promptly put together and shipped another package to us – to ensure we received it as soon as possible. The PawFlex website tag says, “Products With A Purpose”. We couldn’t agree more – the PawFlex bandaging products are perfect for our dog’s needs, and Jennifer is just awesome to deal with!”
– The Coles, Ontario, Canada

Oracle the kitty “The obsessive tummy licker”

Oracle was hyper-grooming due to stress and created raw spots on her underbelly. These were hard to cover areas. Even with all the clothing choices available for pets, nothing would have completely covered/ prevented her from getting to them. Then I found the Pawflex medical onesie! While wearing her onesie, Oracle could not lick the spots, in turn allowing them to heal. This is by far a superior, comfortable, and sensible alternative to the e-collar. I highly recommend this for any pet parent needing an alternative to the e-collar! Thank you Pawflex!

All Natural Pet Healing Balm for Dogs and Cats

Herbs, Roots and essential oils OH MY!!

On the topic of topical first aid, can natural remedies actually heal? Can they cure?

Unfortunately, the FDA does not permit medicinal claims on natural remedy product labeling, but that doesn’t mean natural remedies can’t cure even the most serious of conditions.  Natural remedy manufacturers are just not allowed to claim any medicinal effects on the label because of lack of regulations on the quality and strength of natural ingredients used in OTC health and wellness products, especially first aid or other ailments such as joint pain or fungal issues.

So how do you know what natural products will have positive medicinal effects and which will not?

This is an age old problem since most companies are not listing the strength and quality of the herbs and essential oils in their topical product, and there is very little, to no policing of the ones who do.

Natural products certified as organic is always a good thing but don’t discount topical products that are not certified as organic. Handpicked and Wild crafted are often organic without the expense and cartwheels of paying for the certification.


The odds are that small manufacturers, who specialize in a few products in the health and wellness category, are more apt to have the real deal, though most would have assumed it was the other way around. This is not to say that big companies cannot have   a good natural product but there are things stacking against it being so.

Big companies mass produce at big contract manufacturing plants who are all slapping different brand labels on basically the same product. Big contract manufacturers often use lots of synthetics chemicals and emulsifier to create pretty colors and smells with flawless consistency and long expiration dates. Unfortunately, “pretty “does not necessarily mean “quality”.

Think grocery store boxed cookies vs freshly baked cookies from a bakery. It’s the same with natural remedies.

Knowing your ingredients and their medicinal properties are important. Seeing these ingredients in a product means very little if they are not high quality or in medicinal strengths. You also want to make sure you don’t see a bunch of chemicals, additives (such as color), emulsifying agents and a long list of ingredients. A good handful of natural ingredients is all you need for a good remedy that is directed to treat a specific issue. Which brings me to the word “treat”, this is a big bad word to the FDA and also not allowed on natural product labeling.

So back to the original question; how can you find the “good stuff” and treat your pets’ ailments naturally if the manufacturer can’t make any medical claims on their product labeling?

The answer is, being a savvy pet parent and consumer. Many manufacturer websites, such as carefully explains their ingredients and manufacturing process. You, as the pet parent can further research the ingredients to determine if this is a company, and product line that you feel good about.

Companies that love animals, and believe that our pets are our children, and live that belief and value system are always a good place to start.

PawFlex Bandages helping dogs in the UK


Hi There,

My dog recently had an injury to her paw and after a week of pulling my
hair out I found your paw bandage product and the world was good again!

– Nikki

(Puppy is wearing the MediMitt Bandage)

Wickedly Potent™ Natural pet Shampoo for Holistic Herbal Healing and Pet Care, and for a Fresh Wash and Smell for your Dog or Cat.




I buy  the Medimitts for my cat, Isabella. She has plasma cell pododermatitis. Poor baby has been dealing with this for almost a year. Nothing seems to be helping either. She’s now on 2 medications, after having biopsies performed on two paws. We’ve used the larger sizes but my cat flicks her paw a lot and the bandages fly off. When I saw you sold the xxs size I thought I’d give them a shot. So far, so good. She still flicks her paw a lot but the smaller, tighter size of the mitt (and the no chew bandage wrap we got from the vet) seems to be working. I’ve added a few pics for you to check out.   Hopefully you can and hopefully my kitty’s paw will heal! Thanks for having this size. It’s been very helpful in keeping litter from becoming embedded in her paw pad!


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