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DIY Eat: Delicious Dog Food Toppers

Easy meal toppers that will have your dog licking his bowl clean!

By: Suzi Beber

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Easy To Make Dog Food Toppers for Your Pet!

Is your dog a picky eater? Are you trying to encourage an under-the-weather dog to eat more? Or are you interested in homemade dog food but not quite ready to make all your dog’s meals? These simple and healthy meal dog food toppers are nutrient packed, a cinch to make, and will have your dog diving into her dinner.


Dog Food Topper #1 – Bone Booster Broth

Bone booster broths are a cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine. Cartilage and tendons provide instant chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine. Adding bone broth to your dog’s dinner is an easy way for your dog to get quick nourishment. Give it as a special dog treat or use it as a base for your own soups or stews—this broth is for the whole family! It’s also great to use as a topper for a dog’s regular meals, whether you feed cooked, raw, or kibble. Bone booster broths even contain stem cells! This broth aids in the healing process if your dog is unwell or recovering. 


» 1 to 2 pounds of chicken or turkey bones OR 2 large beef marrow bones or other marrow bones (Only certified organic bones, with no hormones or antibiotics, should be used for this recipe.)

» 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or juice from 1/2 lemon

» Filtered water

» 1/2 cup fresh parsley, flat or Italian

Instructions: Place the bones and vinegar or lemon juice in a large pot or crock-pot. Cover with filtered water. Bring the mixture to a boil, skimming off the "particulates" and foam that rise to the top, and then turn down the heat to a low simmer. Leave the bones to simmer away all day or all night. Add the parsley just a few minutes before you drain the broth from the bones. Discard the bones and parsley, but keep all the meat and cartilage, which make a great snack or dinner addition for your dog. Keep the broth in the fridge or store in the freezer until ready to use. 

Note about apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar for dogs releases calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur, and other trace minerals and amino acids from the bones into the broth.    

Note about parsley: Parsley improves digestion and is beneficial to the kidneys and urinary tract. It contains vitamin C, pro-vitamin A, calcium, chlorophyll, iron, and magnesium. 

Dog Food Topper #2 – A Lot of Liver

This recipe takes less than five minutes to prepare!


» 1 cup raw liver (beef, chicken, turkey, duck, lamb, etc), chopped (Only certified organic liver should be used for this recipe.)

» 2 Tbsp filtered water

» 1 Tbsp whole flour (optional), such as coconut, hemp, oat, potato, quinoa, or buckwheat flour

» Pinch of Turmeric

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a small pan. Gently sauté on medium heat until cooked, about five minutes. Make sure it has cooled completely before serving. This recipe can also be easily whirled in a food processor and served as a sauce for an excellent food topper or add extra filtered water and feed via a syringe if your dog is sick.

If you have some leftover liver, try these easy dog treats!

Share you favorite dog food topper in the comments section!



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By: Suzi Beber
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