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Benefits of bone broth for cats.

In this blog I’m handing over to Rachel Down, Managing Director and Founder of Boil and Broth, as she shares with you how bone broth can help our feline friends. We’ve been using it to support Leo’s gut health with his asthma, so I am thrilled to have Rachel share with you more on this super juice!

“I started Boil and Broth back in 2017 after I found that having broth daily in my diet helped to cure Candida Overgrowth. I had suffered with chronic infections and weight problems for three years since the birth of my children. I was stuck on the NHS roundabout of appointments and prescriptions but didn’t seem to be getting anywhere with my health.

Eventually, I decided to give up on the doctors and try my own research. I discovered gut health and started to make broth and kefir water drinking them every day. I also followed a natural diet and designed my own Candida overgrowth diet to beat the condition. After 12 weeks I had completely reversed my health condition and lost 2 stone in weight. Within 2 years, I had lost 6 stone, and I moved into business selling my broths to friends and family.

I was on a mission to get the message out there about the healing power of broths and spent hours studying a health science degree so I could empower myself with more knowledge and create products based upon science research. Through my research, I developed super broths using the best ingredients and innovative cooking technologies such as pressure cooking and dehydration to retain nutrients for longer.

From one slow cooker, I have grown Boil and Broth to now running a small broth factory here on the south coast of England. In 2019, I saw a similar health situation within the pet industry with many dogs and cats suffering with poor digestive health. Knowing the superpowers of broth, we decided to apply for a license to sell our broths into the pet industry. After 9 months, we received approval from the APHA and since then our broth business has excelled.

We now ship our broths all over the world and offer a full range of broth flavours suitable for dogs and cats. Our broths for pets are made the same as we do for humans, there is no change to the process or ingredients which means our broths are a very high quality and have proven results in healing.

We also only use human grade bones, no Category 3 bones which the rest of the pet industry use. Recently, we have launched the British Broth Company. This business is focused just for humans, so Boil and Broth is now broths for pets only. Our dehydrated range is amazing and so easy to use, if you purchase a herb garden or book from the Naturally Cats website you’ll be given one of our samples for FREE.

In my article below, you will see just why broth is so good for your cat’s health and what’s great is that cat’s don’t need much of the broth so you can keep your cat healthy without the extra cost. Let’s take a look at the benefits for your feline friend.  

Why give bone broth to cats?

The benefits of bone broth for cats are simply amazing! Cats are graceful and enigmatic creatures who have been our companions for thousands of years. As responsible pet guardians, we strive to provide them with the best care possible. One nutritional secret that has gained popularity in recent years is bone broth. While you may have heard of it for humans, did you know that bone broth can also be a game-changer for your feline friend? In this blog, I’ll share with you many benefits of bone broth for cats and why it deserves to be part of their regular diet.

Nutrient-Rich Goodness

Bone broth is packed with essential nutrients that can contribute to your cat’s overall health. When you simmer bones, such as chicken or beef, you extract valuable minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. These minerals are crucial for maintaining strong bones and teeth in cats, especially as they age. Additionally, bone broth contains collagen and gelatin, which support healthy joints, tendons, and ligaments.

Hydration and Electrolyte Balance

Keeping your cat well-hydrated is essential for their health. Cats can be notorious for not drinking enough water, which can lead to urinary tract issues. Bone broth can be a lifesaver in this regard. It’s a liquid that cats often find irresistible, and it can help increase their fluid intake. Moreover, bone broth is rich in electrolytes like potassium and sodium, which aid in maintaining the body’s fluid balance.

Appetite Stimulant

If you’ve ever had a finicky eater at home, you know how challenging it can be to entice them to eat. Bone broth’s aromatic and savoury aroma can stimulate your cat’s appetite and make their food more appealing. This can be particularly helpful if your cat is recovering from an illness, surgery, or simply going through a picky phase.

Digestive Health

Cats can be prone to digestive issues, and an upset stomach can lead to discomfort and decreased appetite. Bone broth contains amino acids such as glycine and proline, which support digestive health. These amino acids help to soothe and heal the gut lining, making bone broth an excellent choice for cats with sensitive stomachs. It can help to reduce leaky gut which can lead to support for the immune system.

Immune Boosting Properties

A strong immune system is essential for keeping your cat healthy and disease-free. Bone broth contains various immune-boosting nutrients like amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. The amino acid arginine, for example, is essential for immune function, and bone broth provides a natural source of this important nutrient.

Weight Management

If your cat is struggling with weight management, bone broth can be a helpful addition to their diet. It’s a low-calorie treat that can make mealtime more enjoyable without adding extra pounds. The gelatin in bone broth may also help your cat feel full, reducing the likelihood of overeating.

Stress Reduction

Cats can be sensitive creatures easily becoming stressed or anxious. Stress can weaken their immune system and lead to various health issues. The warm and soothing nature of bone broth can have a calming effect on cats. Offering it as a comforting treat can help reduce stress and anxiety, especially during times of change or when introducing a new pet into the household.

Bring on the bone broth!

Bone broth is not just a trendy health elixir for humans; it can also be a valuable addition to your cat’s diet. Whether you’re looking to support their overall health, boost their appetite, or provide relief from digestive issues, bone broth has something to offer.

Always remember to consult your veterinarian before introducing any new food into your cat’s diet, especially if they have specific dietary restrictions or medical conditions. With their approval, you can start incorporating this nutritious and delicious treat into your cat’s routine, giving them the best care possible and ensuring they continue to purr with contentment.

At Boil and Broth, we offer a range of broths suitable for your cat. We pressure cook our broths and use more bones for extra nutrition. As a result, our broths are amazing at helping to manage wellness and our customer testimonials prove to this too. Head to our website for more information and to get a sample today”

I am thrilled to share that Boil and Broth will be a sponsor for the 2024 Naturally Cats Conference. Full details coming soon 😊

With Love,
Julie-Anne and Rachel xxx


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