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Dog Safe Homemade Chicken Broth - Dog Treat Mixing Bowl - Issue #61
September 06, 2014

Quick & Easy, Dog Safe,
Homemade Chicken Broth

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Dog Safe Homemade Chicken Broth

Chicken broth, it's in so many healthy dog treat recipes, but is it the best for your dog?

Here at we are always striving to improve our healthy homemade treats. That's why we stopped and asked, is store bought chicken broth the best we can do?

If you are purchasing organic, low-sodium chicken broth, that is a good start. These commercially made broths are a suitable alternative. However, some brands include sugars and onion powder. Although the amounts are probably too small to do any harm, why take the chance?

Like some bakers, I love to bake, but I'm not a great cook. I would rather make savory muffins and pastries (for dogs or humans) than pull out a skillet or pan! :)

So when it came to making chicken broth, I just assumed it was going to be challenging and involved. I was dead wrong!

Making your own dog safe, healthy homemade chicken broth is as easy as tripping over your own two feet (I'm clumsy, too!) :)

And, don't even get me started on how delicious this broth turns out to be. I thought it might taste a little better, but wow, my taste buds were blown away. The dog safe broth has a richness that your dog will immediately be able to tell the difference in. She'll never let you buy commercial broth again. :)

Follow our recipe below and you'll have enough healthy chicken broth for your pooch and your two legged family members.


  • 2 pre-made rotisserie chickens
  • 4 or 5 carrots
  • water


  1. Remove all of the meat from the two rotisserie chickens. Set this meat aside for another use.
  2. Put the two chicken carcasses in a 5 Quart Pot.
  3. Peel and cut the carrots into one inch chunks. Put these into the pot with the chicken.
  4. Fill your pot with enough water to cover the ingredients, or up to 1/2 inch below the top.
  5. Bring this to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to a slow simmer.
  7. Let this simmer for 2 hours. Occasionally check the pot to make sure it is still at a slow simmer and does not turn into a boil or stop simmering.
  8. Let the broth cool, then put a colander on top of a large container with a lid. Strain the broth, then place the lidded container into the refrigerator. Let the broth cool completely, or overnight.
  9. Once the broth has cooled, use a slotted spoon to remove the layer of fat that has collected at the top of the broth. Discard the fat.
  10. If your cooled broth is more solid than liquid, warm it slightly in the microwave.
  11. Then freeze the broth in tablespoon sized ice cubes, or another commonly used measurement, so you can easily grab exactly the amount of broth you need for a dog treat recipe.

Your homemade chicken broth will be fresh in the refrigerator for about 5 days. It will stay fresh in the freezer for about 3 months.

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Dog Party Day &
Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Mark your calendar, put on your best dancing shoes, and get ready for National Dog Party Day - September 13th & 14th. But this is no ordinary party, it's a party with a purpose. There are several already scheduled throughout the country, and their website gives you info on how to throw your own Dog Party.

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Not in the partying mood? That's OK, you can support dogs in September by participating in Deaf Dog Awareness Week, which is the last full week in September. Deaf dogs make wonderful companions, so go to, or your local shelter and ask about any deaf dogs that are ready to be adopted.

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