November 19, 2020 | Bones & Co
Based in Austin TX, Bones & Co offers supplements and raw bones that are made from responsibly sourced, natural ingredients and have no antibiotics or added hormones. Their supplement line allows for that added boost of energy and health all pups craves. These supplements can be fed on their own or mixed in during meal time!
Adding any of these nutritional toppers to your pet’s bowl during meal time will help your pet obtain their best health. Each of our supplements gives your pet an added boost of essential nutrients to enhance digestion, support immune systems, & increase hydration and appetite.
Bones & Co supplements include:
Perfect for hydration! Your pup will love goat’s milk after a long hike to hydrate and reenergize.
Great for joint health, solid stools and can help with digestion.
A mix of green superfoods that will literally boost your pups energy. Great mixed in with food during meal time.
Supplements like goat milk for dogs are just that—supplemental. They are an additional item to be added on top of daily food to give pups a health and well-being BOOST. Goat milk is especially amazing for dogs with GI issues, who are picky eaters, or who occasionally become uninterested in their food. Pump up the probiotics with yummy goat milk!
Raw goat milk is milk straight from a goat that is not pasteurized. During the pasteurization process, good gut bacteria (probiotics) are “cooked” out of the milk—which is why the raw form is so great!
Just like with any other raw food, raw milk is good for dogs because it contains good bacteria allowing dogs to actually absorb the nutrients from the food they eat. Raw milk is filled with natural minerals like calcium, vitamins, enzymes, and trace elements.
Raw Goat Milk, Lactobacillus, Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Lactis, Bacillus Subtillus, Organic Turmeric, Organic Cinnamon.
BENEFITS OF RAW GOAT MILK FOR DOGS
The major benefit of giving your dog raw goat milk is that it is chalked-full of probiotics. Probiotics are friendly strains of bacteria that maintain healthy levels of good bacteria in your pet’s GI tract, and also defend against opportunistic, potentially pathogenic bacteria. When your pet’s bacteria are in balance with the right amount and type of healthy bugs on board, there is symbiosis. Good things happen inside your pet’s body. For example: Vitamins are made, vegetable fiber is processed efficiently, unfriendly bacteria are kept in check and Toxins are well-managed.
Given the good bacteria and probiotics found in goat milk, the major benefits for dogs drinking this supplement include:
Natural GI Support: mother nature’s most naturally complete food is full of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to help support healthy digestion and a healthy immune system. If you have a sick or sensitive eater, goat milk will help soothe a pet’s digestive tract and allow sensitive eaters to process their food better.
Enhanced Hydration: goat milk, like bone broth, is great for hydration! Dogs love to slurp goat milk so you can add it to raw food or to increase hydration in dry food.
Increased Appetite: if you have a picky eater, you can improve your eating routine by introducing goat milk! Dogs tend to love the taste.
Helps With Allergies: you can use goat milk as a holistic approach to help control itching, shedding, and flaky skin caused by allergies.
BONUS: Bones & Co goat milk also contains both turmeric and cinnamon, adding an additional BOOST of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to the milk.
SERVING RAW GOAT MILK TO YOUR DOG (OR CAT!)
You can serve raw goat milk to your dog or cat by itself, over kibble (canned food for cats), or even as a healthy topper for raw food!
Raw goat milk comes frozen, so be sure to thaw the milk in the fridge before serving. In the fridge, serve within 10 days after thawing to avoid spoiling.
For pets under 20 pounds, serve them 2 oz of goat milk a day.
For pets between 20-40 pounds, serve them 4 oz of goat milk a day.
For pets between 50-80 pounds, feed them 8 oz of goat milk a day.
For pets 80+ pounds, feed them 10 oz a day.
Note: goat milk is intended for intermittent and supplemental feeding for dogs and cats. This means that while goat milk itself is not a complete and balanced meal, it can be added daily to a complete and balanced meal for additional nutrients. Goat milk can be fed daily up to 20% of your pup or cat’s daily diet.
Bone broth is essentially the broth that is made after simmering bones for 10 plus hours.
Bone broth has been around for centuries if not longer, popping up at the hearths of Victorians, in the ramen of the Japanese, and in the pots of the very first people to simmer a stew. All over the world, people have been making different variations of bone broth for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
Whether it’s beef bone broth or chicken broth, it is by no means a cure-all, but the anti-inflammatory, hydrating, joint boosting, gut enhancing effects of bone broth make it a powerful supplement.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH FOR DOGS?
So, what specifically about bone broth makes it so nutrient-rich and good for joints?
In the process of making bone broth, collagen and cartilage are boiled down, releasing anti-inflammatory nutrients like chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, and other compounds that help joints stay strong. Additionally, bone broth contains amino acids like glycine, proline, and arginine that all have whole-body anti-inflammatory effects. Finally, the abundance of collagen in bone broth helps structure and strengthens bones.
A huge benefit of bone broth is that it promotes overall gut health from glycine:
Since gelatin is 30% glycine, it’s one of the richest sources of glycine on the planet. Glycine has been shown to improve gut health by repairing the intestinal wall, and sealing the gut lining — which is essential for healing leaky gut syndrome and the autoimmune conditions that stem from leaky gut, such as rheumatoid arthritis and allergies.
THE BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH FOR DOGS CAN INCLUDE:
Joint rejuvenation, healthy gut, digestion support, enhanced hydration, skin & coat health, increased appetite (due to a healthy, optimally-functioning gut).
Just like humans, when dogs experience inflammation and metabolic stress, their body is operating at a less-than-ideal state. To combat this, you can feed your pup anti-inflammatory, healthy-gut promoting, nutrient-dense whole foods to help them thrive.
BONUS FOR CATS:
Bone broth, along with goat milk, are two supplements that are also approved for cats! Just like with dogs, bone broth is great for hydration, it promotes healthy gut functioning, and it’s delicious!
SERVING YOUR DOG (OR CAT!) BONE BROTH
Keep your bone broth frozen until it is ready to use. Then, move it to the fridge and be sure to use it within 10 days of defrosting.
For pets under 20 pounds, serve them 1 oz of bone broth a day.
For pets between 20-40 pounds, serve them 2 oz of bone broth a day.
For pets between 50-80 pounds, feed them 4 oz of bone broth a day.
For pets 80+ pounds, feed them 6 oz of bone broth a day.
#1: SERVE AS-IS
Giving your pet bone broth the first time this way might be ideal. All you have to do is take the bone broth from the freezer and place it in the fridge until defrosted. Once defrosted, pour a bit into your pet’s bowl and voila!
#2: SERVE AS A TOPPER
Adding a bit of bone broth on top of your pet’s regular meal never hurts!
Especially if you are currently feeding kibble and can only afford to add supplements, adding bone broth to kibble or dry food during meal time will help tremendously with digestion (to help digest difficult-to-digest carbs) and hydration (since kibble lacks intracellular moisture).
Once the broth is defrosted, pour a bit into your pet’s bowl during mealtime. Adding the broth to kibble or raw food will give them a BOOST of gut and joint support.
#3: GET CREATIVE! BROTH CUBES
A fun way to serve bone broth is by re-freezing defrosted broth as “broth cubes” for your pup or cat!
Especially during hot summer days, a broth cube can be a good way to cool your pet down, keep them hydrated, and give them some good mental stimulation of chompin’ on an ice cube.
To make broth cubes, 1) defrost the broth, 2) pour broth into an ice tray, 3) re-freeze and serve!
You may have heard about superfoods (super nutritious foods) for humans, but have you heard of them for dogs? Good news! The pup superfood supplement you’ve been searching for is here with Bark Boost.
Loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, cold-pressed veggies, and raw food goodness, Bark Boost is the ideal superfood supplement to add on top of dry food or on top of raw food for a super boost of flavor, vitamins, and minerals.
Organic Kale, Organic Celery, Organic Spinach, Organic Zucchini, Organic Dandelion Greens, Organic Cucumber, Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Lemon, Organic Turmeric, Organic Ginger
WHAT IS “BARK BOOST?”
Bark Boost is a superfood recipe developed to give dogs the nutrient-dense holistic boost that they need. While carnivorous canines thrive on meat-based diet using fat-for-fuel, a boost of bio-available vegetables on top of kibble or raw food can help give additional support to the body.
Here’s the process: we macerate and cold-press the organic vegetables and other ingredients to make the nutrients as bio-available as possible. In this form, dogs are able to use all of the good stuff inside the vegetables since the nutrients are broken down just enough and then “locked in.”
Since dogs lack salivary amylase (an enzyme that helps break down vegetables) and have limited amounts of amylase in their pancreas, in order to actually benefit from the nutrients found in vegetables, the ingredients have to be cold-pressed (not highly processed or eaten completely raw).
BARK BOOST INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
Here’s a list of the ingredients found in Bark Boost. Each ingredient has been chosen due to the unique benefits they provide for dogs:
Fresh, Leafy Greens (Kale, Spinach and Dandelion Greens): these dark leafy greens are the most nutrient dense around! These greens contain Vitamin K (to help with bone development and lung/heart cell growth), Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Copper (to support collagen maturation), and Lutein and Zeaxanthin (to aid with eye function).
Celery: an amazing anti-inflammatory ingredient, celery also contains the cancer busting flavonoid Luteolin.
Zucchini: zucchini is a packed superfood with a number of positive benefits. Zucchini contains Manganese, which increases levels of Superoxide dismutase, the enzyme responsible for protecting mitochondria against oxidative stress. The fiber in zucchini also promotes healthy stools and prevents carcinogenic toxins from settling in the colon.
Lemon: in a dog’s metabolic system, lemon has an alkalizing effect on the bodily fluids, which helps to restore balance to your pup’s pH levels between meals. A balanced pH is critical for cell development and is responsible for a stronger immune system overall.
Turmeric: one of nature’s wonder drugs, turmeric is packed with curcuminoids, a natural and highly effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Ginger: with medicinal uses dating back for centuries, ginger has more than 40 pharmacological actions, including broad spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-parasitic properties.
Coconut Oil: an incredible source of medium chain fatty acids to support skin and coat health.
Beef Bone Broth: naturally occurring glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate help promote joint health and prevent and alleviate arthritis, while the collagen boosts connective tissue function.
THE MOST POWERFUL BENEFITS BARK BOOST ARE:
Elevation of antioxidants, powerful anti-inflammatory properties, immunity support, joint rejuvenation, balances pH levels, supports heart, lung, liver, eye, and muscle development and growth, promotes digestive health
HOW TO SERVE BARK BOOST
Boost comes frozen (you can find it next to the Beef Bone Broth and Goat Milk) in sealable tubs. All you have to do is defrost in the fridge and serve! It is recommended that you mix Bark Boost directly in with food, starting with one tablespoon of the vegetables and then increasing slowly up to 20% of your pup’s meal.
Adding in even ONE supplemental food like Bone Broth a day can help a dog tremendously overall.
Raw bones for dogs are uncooked raw bones usually filled with marrow (the fatty substance found in the cavity of the bone). This can include ribs, tails, necks, hips, femurs, knuckles, and feet from animals like cow or buffalo. Usually served frozen, recreational bones are a delicious treat that provide mental stimulation and a good teeth cleaning.
Fun fact: dogs’ natural desire to chew on bones comes from the fact that they are carnivorous canines 99.9% similar to wolves. In the wild, wolves kill their prey and chew on bones—so dogs chewing on bones are only natural! Sometimes called Mother Nature’s toothbrush, raw bones provide amazing dental health benefits for dogs.
BENEFITS OF RAW BONES FOR DOGS
Raw bones clean teeth: when a dog chews on a bone, they remove tartar from their teeth which reduces the likelihood of developing gum disease. Tartar is a big problem. Once tartar starts to build up on teeth, plague can enter under the gum line causing inflammation (gingivitis) and this invites bad bacteria to enter into the gums and body. Over time, this can lead to infection all over the body, issues in the joints, liver, and elsewhere. Tartar build up should be avoided at all costs.
Raw bones are all-natural: compared to highly-processed and highly-chemical rawhide chews, raw bones are all natural! The whole, unprocessed food works with dogs bodies and doesn’t contain unnecessary chemicals or preservatives.
Raw bones provide mental stimulation: dogs, especially puppies, have an innate desire to chew. By providing dogs with a positive outlet for their chewing, you won’t have to worry as much about your dog chewing on things they aren’t supposed to (like your favorite pair of socks). When dogs are mentally stimulated, they will be far less likely to act out and cause destruction elsewhere in the house.
HOW TO FEED RAW RECREATIONAL BONES AT HOME
Our raw bones are sold and stored frozen. Be sure to keep the bones frozen right up until you serve your dog.
Before buying your dog a bone, make sure you know what type of bone is ideal for their size. Giving dogs a properly-sized bone that matches how big they are is super important so that the raw chewing experience will be a good one. Tip: give your dog a bone that is the same size as or bigger than your dog’s head! If the bone is smaller than your dog’s head, it is probably be too small for them.
Now to the fun part: eating! Once you bring your properly-sized bone home, here are a few tips & tricks to make feeding you dog fun and safe:
Feed your dog on a towel or outside: when your pup is chewing on a de-thawing bone, bits of blood and meat may get on the carpet or wherever they are chewing. In order to stay away from having raw meat all over the place, the best thing to do is give your dog a bone on something washable or give it to them outside.
Try not to give your dog a bone every day: just like with humans, dogs don’t need a special snack every single day. Raw bones are best when fed 1-2 times a week instead of every day! GI upset from consuming too many raw bones can occur, leading to diarrhea in some dogs if consumed daily.
Be careful and supervise: be sure to supervise your dog while they chow down on their bone. In case they bite off a small piece, you can remove this piece so that they don’t choke. While there are a lot of scare tactics surrounding feeding dogs bones, this mostly isn’t applicable to raw bones if you choose the right size and supervise. Warning: do not feed your dog cooked bones! This is where splinters and damage to your dog’s system can occur.
SELECTION OF RAW BONES
The different types of raw, meaty bones for dogs are made from beef for all shapes and sizes of dogs!
2 in Raw Beef Marrow Bones: recommended for small to medium dogs.
4 in Raw Beef Marrow Bones: recommended for medium to large dogs.
6 in Raw Beef Marrow Bones: recommended for medium to large dogs.